Poetic Justice (soundtrack)

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Poetic Justice
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released June 29, 1993
Recorded 1991-92
Genre Hip hop, R&B, West Coast hip hop
Length 45:51
Label New Deal Music/Epic Soundtrax
Producer Dallas Austin, Tim & Bob, Warren G, Babyface, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Raphael Saadiq, Pete Rock, Naughty by Nature, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Sly and Robbie, Nice & Smooth

Poetic Justice is the soundtrack to the 1993 film Poetic Justice. It was released on June 29, 1993, through Epic Records' sublabel Epic Soundtrax and consisted of a blend of hip hop and contemporary R&B. The album was a success, making it 23 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 25, 1993.[citation needed]

Three charting singles were released from the album: "Indo Smoke" by Mista Grimm, "Get It Up" by TLC, and "Call Me a Mack" by Usher, the latter of which was Usher's first official appearance on a song.

The soundtrack also has the Stevie Wonder song "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer", a track that was originally on his 1970 Motown Records album Where I'm Coming From. The song 2Pac recorded for the film "Definition of a Thug Nigga" later appeared on his 1997 posthumous album R U Still Down? (Remember Me). The soundtrack serves as the second time that musician Stanley Clarke has done a score on John Singleton's film, following his appearance on the soundtrack to the 1991 film Boyz N The Hood.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get It Up"- 4:25 (TLC)
  2. "Indo Smoke"- 5:24 (Mista Grimm, Warren G and Nate Dogg)
  3. "One in a Million"- 4:05 (Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
  4. "Poor Man's Poetry"- 3:00 (Naughty by Nature)
  5. "Definition of a Thug Nigga"- 4:10 (2Pac)
  6. "Cash in My Hands"- 3:53 (Nice & Smooth)
  7. "I Wanna Be Your Man"- 3:55 (Chaka Demus & Pliers)
  8. "Niggas Don't Give a Fuck"- 4:41 (Tha Dogg Pound)
  9. "Well Alright"- 4:00 (Babyface)
  10. "Waiting for You"- 5:15 (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
  11. "Call Me a Mack"- 4:06 (Usher)
  12. "Nite & Day"- 5:04 (Cultural Revolution)
  13. "I've Been Waiting"- 4:20 (Terri & Monica)
  14. "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer"- 2:55 (Stevie Wonder)
  15. "Justice's Groove"- 4:35 (Stanley Clarke)

Latin America special track: Janet Jackson-"Again"