Higher Learning (soundtrack)

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Higher Learning
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released January 3, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop, R&B, Heavy metal, Alternative rock
Length 59:56
Label Epic Soundtrax
Producer Danny Bramson, Brand New Heavies, Chase, David Gamson, Ted Nicely, Rage Against the Machine, Raphael Saadiq
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The War Against Silence unfavorable[2]

Higher Learning is the soundtrack to the 1995 film of the same name. It was released on January 3, 1995 through Epic Records and contained a mixture of different music genres including hip hop, R&B and rock. The soundtrack did fairly well on the Billboard charts, peaking at #39 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

All the recordings were initially exclusive to the soundtrack. Two charting singles were included on the soundtrack, Raphael Saadiq's "Ask of You", which peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and Mista Grimm's "Situation: Grimm", which made it to #97 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. The Rage Against the Machine track was later re-recorded for their album Evil Empire.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Higher"   Ice Cube Ice Cube 4:32
2. "Something to Think About" (dialogue) John Singleton Ice Cube 0:10
3. "Soul Searchin' (I Wanna Know If It's Mine)"   NdegéOcello Me'Shell NdegéOcello 6:23
4. "Situation: Grimm"   Etienne Clark, C.S. Kenoly,
Rojai Trawick
Mista Grimm 3:54
5. "Ask of You"   Saadiq Raphael Saadiq 6:02
6. "Losing My Religion" (R.E.M. cover) Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills,
Michael Stipe
Tori Amos 5:00
7. "Phobia"   André 3000, Big Boi, Ruben Bailey, Patrick Brown, Ray Murray, Rico Wade OutKast 5:57
8. "My New Friend" (dialogue) Singleton Cole Hauser & Michael Rapaport 0:27
9. "Year of the Boomerang"   Rage Against the Machine (music),
Zack de la Rocha (lyrics)
Rage Against the Machine 4:05
10. "Higher Learning/Time for Change"   Brand New Heavies Brand New Heavies 4:52
11. "Don't Have Time"   Phair Liz Phair 3:14
12. "Butterfly"   Amos Tori Amos 3:07
13. "By Your Side"   Zhané Zhané 4:52
14. "Eye"   Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael Kotch Eve's Plum 3:51
15. "The Learning Curve"   Clarke Stanley Clarke 3:30


  1. ^ Higher Learning (soundtrack) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Glenn McDonald (Jan 31, 1995). "Issue 1 · 31 January 95". The War Against Silence.