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Above The Rim                  (Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1
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Learn more about Above The Rim (Explicit Version):

Format: CD
Sku: 60468961
UPC: 728706300421
UPC 14: 00728706300421
Release Date: 5/22/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Anything - SWV ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Old Time's Sake - Sweet Sable ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Part Time Lover - H-Town ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Big Pimpin' - The Dogg Pound Gangstas ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Didn't Mean To Turn You On - 2nd II None ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Doggie Style - D.J. Rogers ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Regulate - Nate Dogg/Warren G ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Pour Out A Little Liquor - Thug Life/2Pac ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Gonna Give It To Ya - Jewell/Aaron Hall ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Afro Puffs - The Lady Of Rage ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Jus So Ya No - C.P.O./Boss Hogg ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Hoochies Need Love Too - Paradise ~ Original Soundtrack
13. I'm Still In Love With You - Al B. Sure! ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Crack 'Em - O.F.T.B. ~ Original Soundtrack
15. U Bring Da Dog Out - Rhythm & Knowledge ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Blowed Away - B. Rezell ~ Original Soundtrack
17. It's Not Deep Enough - Jewell ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Dogg Pound 4 Life - The Dogg Pound Gangstas ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Producers include: Brian Alexander Morgan, Nikke Nikole, Devante Swing, Dat Nigga Daz, DJ Quik.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Greg Geitzenauer, Tommy Daugherty, Rob Paustian.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote This phenomenal soundtrack is a microcosm of the black pop experience as it exists in 1994. ABOVE THE RIM chronicles the street life of the inner city through the prism of basketball, a game that symbolizes the character and aspirations of today's urban youth. Functioning like a succession of hip hop motifs, the music on ABOVE THE RIM charts many of the bittersweet variations connected with escaping these mean streets...quite literally by soaring above the rim.
Muze PNote Supervising producer Dr. Dre has arranged a vivid selection of tracks to illustrate the sound that's happening right now: a mix of hip-hop, hardcore, old school, new jack swing and contemporary R&B in various pure strains and new compounds. "Anything" (by SWV) and "Regulate" (by Nate Dogg & Warren G) are the first two big singles off of ABOVE THE RIM, the latter a story of the inner city street tariffs done up in a mix of R&B and rap styles (in which "rhythm is life and life is rhythm") over a smooth keyboard vamp, the former a dance groove that combines traditional girl group styles and scratch-styled backgrounds. "Pour Out A Little Liquor" by Thug Life seeks escape from gritty everyday realities in gangsta style rhymes and fourty ouncer good times, while the subterranean funk of "Afro Puffs" features Lady Of Rage's feminine machisma ("I am the roughest roughest roughest, I am the toughest toughest toughest") over a classic Dr. Dre grab bag mix, a nasty collage of funny samples and deep bass.

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/22/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 63004
Music Label Name Label : Death Row (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00728706300421

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (6/2/94, p.72)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Dr. Dre blueprints, with his usual brilliance, the range of black pop to come..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.86)
- Ranked #96 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"

Entertainment Weekly (4/15/94, p.62)
- "...More than a collection of destined-to-be-hit singles, this soundtrack is a musical event..." - Rating: A

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