Menace II Society (soundtrack)

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Menace II Society (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMay 26, 1993 (1993-05-26)
Recorded1992–1993
Studio
Genre
Length1:06:28
LabelJive
Producer
Singles from Menace II Society
  1. "Trigga Gots No Heart"
    Released: April 12, 1993
  2. "Streiht Up Menace"
    Released: May 31, 1993
  3. "Unconditional Love"
    Released: June 1, 1993

Menace II Society (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack for Albert and Allen Hughes' 1993 teen hood drama film Menace II Society. It was released on May 26, 1993 via Jive Records,[1] and consists primarily of hip hop music. The album is composed of sixteen songs and features performances by the likes of Boogie Down Productions, Brand Nubian, Da Lench Mob, DJ Quik, Hi-Five, Juanita Stokes, Kenya Gruv, MC Eiht of Compton's Most Wanted, Mz Kilo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, The Cutthroats, The Dangerous Crew, UGK and YG'z.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Trigga Gots No Heart" by Spice 1, "Streiht Up Menace" by MC Eiht, and "Unconditional Love" by Hi-Five.

Several songs heard both in the movie and in the closing credits, such as "Honey Love", "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" and "Dedicated" by R. Kelly and Public Announcement, "Fly Away" by Hi-Five, "Love and Happiness" by Al Green, "Dopeman (Remix)" by N.W.A, "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton, "For the Love of You (Part 1)" by The Isley Brothers, "Computer Love" by Zapp, "Stay Strapped in South Central" and "Hot Wire Oldie" by Quincy Jones III, "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye, "Only the Strong Survive" by Jerry Butler, "Ghetto Bird" by Ice Cube and a remix to "Streiht Up Menace" by MC Eiht, were not included in the soundtrack album.

Critical and commercial performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyN/A[3]

The soundtrack peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 27, 1993 and has been certified platinum since October 11, 1994.[4]

Its lead single, "Trigga Gots No Heart", made it to #71 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #9 on the Hot Rap Songs. The second single, "Streiht Up Menace", peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #46 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Its third and final single, "Unconditional Love", reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Complex placed the album at number 9 on their 25 Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks Of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Nigga Gots No Heart" (performed by Spice 1)3:07
2."Streiht Up Menace" (performed by MC Eiht)4:36
3."Packin' a Gun" (performed by Ant Banks)Ant Banks4:01
4."Top of the World" (performed by Kenya Gruv)
D'wayne Wiggins4:04
5."Only the Strong Survive" (performed by Too $hort)
  • T. Shaw
  • A. Banks
  • R. Gooden
  • S. Jordan
  • M. Hampton
The Dangerous Crew5:06
6."All Over a Hoe" (performed by Mz. Kilo)Cold 187um5:58
7."Guerillas Ain't Gangstas" (performed by Da Lench Mob)
QDIII4:09
8."You Been Played" (performed by Smooth)Chris Stokes4:20
9."Lick Dem Muthaphuckas" (performed by Brand Nubian)Brand Nubian3:20
10."Death Becomes You" (performed by Pete Rock, CL Smooth & YG'z)
Pete Rock4:12
11."Unconditional Love" (performed by Hi-Five)L. CampbellArt & Rhythm5:04
12.""P" Is Still Free" (performed by Boogie Down Productions)L. ParkerDJ Premier4:57
13."Stop Lookin' at Me" (performed by The Cutthroats)
3:57
14."Pocket Full of Stones (Port Arthur Remix)" (performed by UGK)Pimp C6:13
15."Can't Fuck Wit a Nigga" (performed by DJ Quik, J.F.N. & KK)
  • DJ Quik
  • Robert "Fonksta" Bacon (co.)
3:23
16."Trigga Gots No Heart (Bonus Track)" (performed by Spice 1)
  • M. Ogleton
  • R. Green, Jr.
  • S. Adams
  • CMT
  • E-A-Ski
3:08
Total length:1:06:28
Sample credits

See also[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 11
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allah, Sha Be (May 26, 2017). "Today In Hip Hop History: Menace II Society Sountrack Released 24 Years Ago". The Source. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Menace II Society - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Thigpen, David (July 9, 1993). "Menace II Society | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. October 11, 1994. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Barone, Matt (November 1, 2012). "9. Menace II Society - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Movie Soundtracks Of All Time | Complex". Complex. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Soundtrack Menace II Society Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Soundtrack Menace II Society Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved December 13, 2018.

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