Boyz n the Hood (soundtrack)

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Boyz N the Hood (Music From the Motion Picture)
Boyz n the Hood OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 9, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Boyz N the Hood (Music From the Motion Picture) is the soundtrack to John Singleton's 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. It was released on July 9, 1991 through Qwest Records with distribution via Warner Bros. Records, and contains mostly hip hop music. The album consists of fourteen songs performed by the likes of 2 Live Crew, Compton's Most Wanted, Hi-Five, Ice Cube, Kam, Main Source, Monie Love, Too $hort, Yo-Yo and more. Audio production was handled by several record producers, including DJ Pooh, Al B. Sure!, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Slip, Raphael Saadiq, Sir Jinx and The Unknown DJ. The soundtrack made it to number 12 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States.

The album also spawned two singles: Tevin Campbell's "Just Ask Me To", which peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Tony! Toni! Toné!'s "Just Me and You".

Track listing[edit]

1."How to Survive in South Central" (performed by Ice Cube)3:40
2."Just Ask Me To" (performed by Tevin Campbell and Chubb Rock)
3."Mama Don't Take No Mess" (performed by Yo-Yo)
4."Growin' Up in the Hood" (performed by Compton's Most Wanted)4:13
5."Just a Friendly Game of Baseball (Remix)" (performed by Main Source)Main Source4:02
6."Me and You" (performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!)Raphael Wiggins4:11
7."Work It Out" (performed by Monie Love)
8."Every Single Weekend" (performed by Kam)
  • DJ Pooh
  • Rashad Coes
9."Too Young" (performed by Hi-Five)Carl Bourelly4:35
10."Hangin' Out" (performed by the 2 Live Crew)DJ Mike Fresh2:36
11."It's Your Life" (performed by Too $hort)
12."Spirit (Does Anybody Care?)" (performed by Force One Network)Force One Network4:19
13."Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)" (performed by Quincy Jones)Quincy Jones5:07
14."Black on Black Crime" (performed by Stanley Clarke)Stanley Clarke4:36
Total length:59:32

Other songs[edit]

  • The following songs did appear in the film but were not released on any soundtrack:
1."Jam on It" (performed by Newcleus)Maurice Benjamin Cenac6:26
2."Sunshower" (performed by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band)
3."More Bounce to the Ounce" (performed by Zapp)Roger Troutman9:25
4."Sucker M.C.'s" (performed by Run-DMC)3:09
5."O-o-h Child" (performed by the Five Stairsteps)Stan Vincent3:11
6."Let's Go" (performed by Kool Moe Dee)Mohandas Dewese5:24


Chart (1991) Peak
US Billboard 200[3] 12

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Boyz N the Hood - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Wallace, Emanuel (October 12, 2010). "various artists :: Boyz n the Hood Soundtrack :: Qwest/Warner Bros. Records". Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Soundtrack Boyz N The Hood Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved December 7, 2018.

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