Bad Boys II (soundtrack)

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Bad Boys II
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 15, 2003
GenreHip hop, contemporary R&B
ProducerSean Combs (exec.), Jerry Bruckheimer (exec.), Michael Bay (exec.), Kathy Nelson (exec.), Bob Badami (exec.), Jayson "Koko" Bridges, Cool, DJ Whoo Kid, Dr. Dre, Tony Dofat, Dré, Just Blaze, Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Leslie, M.O.P., Anthony Nance, Natural, Nelly, The Neptunes, Henry Joseph Pierre, Red Spyda, Younglord
Bad Boys soundtrack chronology
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Singles from Bad Boys II
  1. "Flipside"
    Released: February 25, 2003
  2. "La-La-La"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Shake Ya Tailfeather"
    Released: June 29, 2003
  4. "Show Me Your Soul"
    Released: 2003

Bad Boys II is the soundtrack to the 2003 action-comedy film Bad Boys II, released on July 15, 2003, through Bad Boy Records and Universal Records. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 324,000 units in the first week, becoming one of few soundtracks to reach the position.[1] On August 21, 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album platinum with over one million units shipped.[2]

The second single, Jay-Z's "La-La-La", is the sequel of "Excuse Me Miss" from his album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.[3] The third single, "Shake Ya Tailfeather", by Nelly, P. Diddy, and Murphy Lee, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100[4] and it won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 46th Grammy Awards.[5]


The soundtrack became the first album to be released under the Bad Boy Records and Universal Records partnership.[6] As the album's executive producer, P. Diddy stated:

The 'Bad Boys II' [soundtrack] means a lot to us 'cause it's the second era of Bad Boy... When I heard they were doing Bad Boys II,' I had to pick up the phone and call Will Smith and [the movie's producer] Jerry Bruckheimer. I was like, 'I'm about to launch my label and I've never done a soundtrack. I think this would be the perfect thing.'[7]

P. Diddy shared his views on the album, saying "it's not just one of those soundtracks where it's just a compilation record and it's not cohesive... These are all new songs. I've done a lot of work [and] I've produced almost everybody that's on the soundtrack, or I've paired on a record with them before. I'm in constant contact with them. I think that everyone respected the fact that I wanted to do something that was special".[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[8]
Blender3/5 stars[9]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[10]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[13]

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic noted that it is rare for a hip hop movie soundtrack to "be explosive and feel as if it's a solid cohesive album, rather than a showcase for various artists to use throwaway tracks".[14] Rolling Stone concurred, saying "this is how to do a hip-hop soundtrack".[15] Blender magazine observed that the record is "riddled with stars", "packed with production pyrotechnics", and called the album "pure Hollywood".[16]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Artist(s) Time
1 "Intro" Martin Lawrence, Will Smith 0:12
2 "Show Me Your Soul" P. Diddy, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams & Loon 5:20
3 "La-La-La" Jay-Z 3:54
4 "Shake Ya Tailfeather" Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 4:53
5 "Girl I'm a Bad Boy" Fat Joe & P. Diddy feat. Dre 3:22
6 "Keep Giving Your Love to Me" Beyoncé 3:08
7 "Realest Niggas" The Notorious B.I.G. feat. 50 Cent 3:29
8 "Flipside" Freeway feat. Peedi Peedi 3:55
9 "Gangsta Shit" Snoop Dogg feat. Loon 4:31
10 "Pretty Girl Bullshit" Mario Winans feat. Foxy Brown 4:22
11 "Model (Interlude)" Martin Lawrence 0:04
12 "Love Don't Love Me" Justin Timberlake 4:21
13 "Relax Your Mind" Loon 4:15
14 "Didn't Mean" Mary J. Blige 3:44
15 "God Sent You (Interlude)" Martin Lawrence, Will Smith 0:15
16 "Why" Da Band 4:38
17 "Shot You (Interlude)" Martin Lawrence, Will Smith 0:06
18 "Wanna Be G's" M.O.P. feat. Sheritha Lynch 4:38


Charts (2003)[17][18] Peak
Australian Albums Chart 14
Austrian Albums Chart 26
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 82
French Albums Chart 42
German Albums Chart 46
Swiss Albums Chart 8
New Zealand Albums Chart 3
U.S. Billboard 200 1


Information taken from Allmusic:[19]


  1. ^ 'Bad Boys' Make Good on Billboard Albums Chart. MTV. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  2. ^ "Bad Boys II" Searchable Database. RIAA. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Tang, Melisa (2003). Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack Review Archived 2007-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. The Situation. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  4. ^ Bronson, Fred (May 18, 2007). Let's Go the Movies... Not. Billboard. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  5. ^ 46th Grammy Awards - 2004. Rock on the Net. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  6. ^ "Bad Boys II" Soundtrack News. (July 14, 2003). Accessed December 29, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem; Pak, SuChin (July 9, 2003). P. Diddy Finally Makes Da Band Debut on 'Bad Boys II' Soundtrack. MTV. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ Blender review
  10. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  11. ^ IGN review
  12. ^ RapReviews review
  13. ^ Rolling Stone review
  14. ^ Theakston, Rob. Bad Boys II Review. Allmusic. Accessed June 7, 2007.
  15. ^ Walters, Barry (July 24, 2003). Bad Boys II Review. Rolling Stone. Accessed June 7, 2007.
  16. ^ Weiner, Jonah (2003). Bad Boys II Soundtrack. Blender magazine. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  17. ^ allmusic ((( Bad Boys II > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). Allmusic. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  18. ^ Soundtrack - Bad Boys II. Accessed December 29, 2007.
  19. ^ Allmusic. Bad Boys II Credits. Accessed June 7, 2007.