Menace II Society (soundtrack)

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Menace II Society
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released May 26, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta rap, R&B
Length 66:28
Label Jive
Producer Hughes Brothers (Executive) , Toby Emmerich (Executive) , R. Kelly, Ant Banks, Art & Rhythm, Brand Nubian, Chris Stokes, Cold 187um, Cutthroats, The Dangerous Crew, DJ Premier, DJ Quik, DJ Slip, D'wayne Wiggins, E-A-Ski & CMT, Guru, MC Eiht, Pete Rock, Pimp C, QDIII
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Menace II Society is the name of the official soundtrack for the 1993 teen hood drama film of the same name. It was released May 26, 1993 by Jive. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 11 on the Billboard 200.[2] Several songs heard both in the movie and in the closing credits, such as "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye, "Love and Happiness" by Al Green, "Dopeman" by N.W.A, "Ghetto Bird" by Ice Cube, "Computer Love" by Zapp, "For the Love of You" by The Isley Brothers", "Honey Love", "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)", and "Dedicated" (all performed by R. Kelly and Public Announcement), "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton, "Fly Away" by Hi-Five, "Only The Strong Survive" by Jerry Butler, and a remix to "Streiht Up Menace" by MC Eiht, were not included in the soundtrack album.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Streiht Up Menace" by MC Eiht, and "Trigga Gots No Heart" by Spice 1. It has been certified Platinum by the RIAA since October 11, 1994.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Performer Samples
1 "Nigga Gots No Heart" Spice-1
2 "Streiht Up Menace" MC Eiht *"N.T." by Kool & the Gang
*"Night Crawler" by Bob James
3 "Packin' a Gun" Ant Banks *"Boyz N Da Hood" by Eazy-E
4 "Top of the World" Kenya Gruv *"Packet Reprise" by Digital Underground
5 "Only the Strong Survive" Too Short
6 "All over a Ho" Mz. Kilo, Cold 187um, Kokane
7 "Guerillas Ain't Gangstas" Da Lench Mob *"Welcome to the Terrordome" by Public Enemy
8 "You Been Played" Smooth
9 "Lick Dem Muthaphuckas" Brand Nubian *"I Forgot to Be Your Lover" by William Bell
*"Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down (Remix)" by Brand Nubian
10 "Death Becomes You" Pete Rock & CL Smooth *"H.N.I.C." by Clifford Jordan
*"The Do Do" by Biz Markie
*"La Di Da Di" by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick
11 "Unconditional Love" Hi-Five
12 ""P" is Still Free" Boogie Down Productions *"The Jewel in the Lotus" by Bennie Maupin
*"Zungguzungguguzungguzeng" by Yellowman
13 "Stop Lookin' at Me" The Cutthroats, Guru
14 "Pocket Full of Stones" (Port Arthur Remix) UGK *"Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
15 "Can't Fuck Wit a Nigga" DJ Quik, J.F.N., KK *"Word 2 Tha D" by AMG
*"Deep" by DJ Quik
16 "Trigga Gots No Heart" Spice-1

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1993)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 11
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

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