Cradle 2 the Grave (soundtrack)

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Cradle 2 the Grave
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released February 18, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Hardcore Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop
Label Bloodline, Def Jam
Producer Tony Pizarro, DMX, Dame Grease, Eminem, Mannie Fresh, Sha Money XL, DJ Envy, Elite
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[2]

Cradle 2 the Grave is the official soundtrack to the film of the same name starring DMX and Jet Li. It was released on February 18, 2003 through Bloodline Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album featured production from some of hip hop's top producers including, Tony Pizarro, DMX, Dame Grease, Eminem, Mannie Fresh, Sha Money XL and DJ Envy. The soundtrack was very successful, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200, #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #1 on the Top Soundtracks, also the soundtrack included DMX's single, "X Gon' Give It to Ya". "Go To Sleep" has been used as the entrance song to UFC fighters Sam Stout and Dan Cramer. The soundtrack was also certified gold by the RIAA on May 19, 2003, with over 500,000 copies sold.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "X Gon' Give It to Ya" (DMX) E. Simmons, S. King Shatek 3:39
2. "Go to Sleep" (Eminem, Obie Trice, DMX) E. Simmons, L. Resto, M. Mathers, O. Trice, S. King Eminem 4:42
3. "What's It All for?" (Bazaar Royale) C. Ginsburg, D. Miller, J. Margera, S. King Shatek 3:50
4. "Follow Me Gangster" (G-Unit) C. Lloyd, C. Jackson, K. Frazier, M. Bernard, M. Clervoix, S. Dorsian, V. Montana Jr. Reemo, Lost Spirit, Sha Money XL (add.) 3:31
5. "Stompdashitoutu" (C.N.N. featuring M.O.P.) E. Randle, E. Murray, F. Wilcox, J. Griannage, J. Shaw, K. Holley, T. Pizarro, V. Santiago Flip Matrix, Tony Pizarro 3:03
6. "Do Sumptin" (Comp) J. McElveen, J. Carter, L. Austin Jay Funk, Leroy Austin (co.) 4:08
7. "My Life (Cradle 2 the Grave)" (Foxy Brown featuring Althea) A. Thompson, B. Jackson, E. Townsend, G. Marchand, I. Marchand Gavin Marchand 4:15
8. "Fireman" (Drag-On) A. Parrino, B. Strong, C. Mayfield, M. Smalls, N. Whitfield Elite 2:56
9. "Drop Drop" (Joe Budden) J. Kuleszynski, J. Budden White Boy 4:17
10. "I'm Serious" (Clipse) G. Thornton, L. Porter, T. Thornton Paperchase Inc. 4:12
11. "Right/Wrong" (DMX) E. Simmons, R. Casey, R. Thybulle DJ Envy, Mono 3:46
12. "It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be" (Jinx da Juvy, Loose) A. Lewis, B. Holland, D. Pelzer, E. Holland, K. Clarke, S. Odom Konkrete Kaos 3:01
13. "Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (Big Stan) D. Joyner, D. Blackman Dame Grease 4:13
14. "Won't Be Coming Back" (Baby) B. Williams, B. Thomas, L. Richie Mannie Fresh 4:10
15. "C2G" (Fat Joe featuring Young N Restless) J. Cartagena, R. Montero, R. Santanna, S. King Shatek 4:13
16. "Focus" (Kashmir) E. Lomax, J. Russ Mac G 3:56
17. "Slangin' Dem Thangs" (Profit) F. Massey, L. Duminie, L. Creed, R. Rangel, T. Bell Kato 4:40
18. "Off the Hood" (Jinx da Juvy) D. Carr, M. Leather, S. Campbell The Architects 4:09
Bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
19. "Getting Down" (Kashmir, Bazaar Royale) C. Sandford, D. Joyner, E. Simmons, E. Lomax, R. Casey, R. Thybulle DJ Envy, Mono 2:56

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