New Jack City (soundtrack)

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New Jack City
New Jack City soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMarch 5, 1991
RecordedVarious dates
Singles from New Jack City
  1. "I'm Dreamin'"
    Released: February 20, 1991
  2. "I Wanna Sex You Up"
    Released: March 2, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]

Music from the Motion Picture New Jack City is the original soundtrack to Mario Van Peebles' 1991 film New Jack City. It was released by Giant Records through Reprise Records, and distributed by Warner Bros. Records. The soundtrack consists of eleven original songs, most of which were performed by chart-topping R&B and hip-hop artists of the time. The music is heavily influenced by the New Jack Swing genre of R&B. Prominent artists and producers of this sound contributed to the soundtrack, including Guy with Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat, Color Me Badd, and Johnny Gill; Al B. Sure! produced the track "Get It Together (Black Is a Force)," performed by F.S. Effect.

The soundtrack reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for eight weeks, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The single "I'm Dreamin'," performed by Christopher Williams, and "For the Love of Money/Living for the City," performed by Troop, LeVert, and Queen Latifah, reached No. 1 and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, respectively.

The Troop/LeVert/Queen Latifah song was a medley of The O'Jays' "For the Love of Money" and Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" (The O'Jays' lead singer is Eddie Levert, the father of two members of the group LeVert).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)" (Ice-T) 4:44
  2. "I'm Dreamin'" (Christopher Williams) 5:03
  3. "New Jack City" (Guy) 3:29
  4. "I'm Still Waiting" (Johnny Gill) 3:58
  5. "(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again" (Keith Sweat) 5:03
  6. "Facts of Life" (Danny Madden) – 4:13
  7. "For the Love of Money/Living for the City" (Troop and LeVert featuring Queen Latifah) 5:45
  8. "I Wanna Sex You Up" (Color Me Badd) 4:03
  9. "Lyrics 2 the Rhythm" (Essence) 4:06
  10. "Get It Together (Black Is a Force)" (F.S. Effect) 4:24
  11. "In the Dust" (2 Live Crew) 3:54




Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

1991          New Jack City             The Billboard 200          No. 2
1991          New Jack City             Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums     No. 1

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - single

1991          Facts of Life             Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles    No. 91
1991          For the Love of Money/
                Living for the City     Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles    No. 12
1991          I'm Dreaming              Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles    No. 1
1991          I'm Dreaming              The Billboard Hot 100      No. 89
1991          I'm Still Waiting         Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles    No. 27
1991          New Jack Hustler          Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles    No. 49
1991          New Jack Hustler          The Billboard Hot 100      No. 67

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. "New Jack City [Original Soundtrack]". Allmusic. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 30, 1991). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

External links[edit]

New Jack City (Music From The Motion Picture) at Discogs (list of releases)