Above the Rim (soundtrack)

Infobox Album |
Name = Above the Rim
Type = Soundtrack
Released = March 22, 1994
Recorded = 1993, 1994
Genre = West Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
G-funk
Length = 77:47
Label = Death Row/Interscope
Producer = Suge Knight (executive)
Dr. Dre (supervising)

"Above the Rim" is the official movie soundtrack to Jeff Pollock's film "Above the Rim". Pollock co-wrote the screenplay with Barry Michael Cooper, who also scripted "New Jack City" and "Sugar Hill". The soundtrack for "Above The Rim"" had five singles, "Pour Out a Little Liquor" by 2Pac, "Regulate" by Warren G and Nate Dogg, "Part Time Lover" by H-Town, "Afro Puffs" by The Lady Of Rage, and "Didn't Mean To Turn You On" by 2nd II None. It also feauters many new acts including B-Rezell, Lord G, DJ Rogers and also the Death Row debut for 2Pac. One of the more acclaimed tracks from the original release of the album, "Pain" by 2Pac was not included on the compact disc rerelease of the album. It was certified double platinum with its 2,142,290 shipped copies. The album won on the 1995 Source Awards as the Soundtrack of The Year.

Track listing

#"Anything" - SWV (Produced by Brian Morgan)
#"Old Time's Sake" - Sweet Sable (Produced by Nikke Nikole)
#"Part time lover" - H-Town (Produced by Devante Swing)
#"Big Pimpin" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Big Pimpin' Delemond (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)
#"Didn't mean to turn you on" - 2nd II None (Produced by 2nd II None, DJ Quik)
#"Doggy Style" - DJ Rogers (Produced by Suamana Brown)
#"Regulate" - Warren G. featuring Nate Dogg (Produced by Warren G)
#"Pour Out a Little Liquor" - 2Pac & Thug Life (Produced by Johnny J)
#"Gonna Give it to ya" - Jewell Featuring Aaron Hall (Produced by Paisley)
#"Afro Puffs" - Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (Produced by Dr. Dre)
#"Just so Ya No" - CPO Featuring Boss hogg (Produced by Tony Green)
#"Hoochies need love too" - Paradise (Produced by S "Bright Eyes" Riley, Suamana Brown)
#"I'm still in Love with You" - Al B. Sure! (Produced by Al B. Sure!)
#"Crack'em" - O.F.T.B. (Produced by DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.)
#"U Bring Da Dog Out" - Rhythm & Knowledge (Produced by Sean "Barney" Thomas)
#"Blowed Away" - B-Rezell (Produced by Devante Swing and Timbaland)
#"It's Not Deep Enough"- Jewell (Produced by Mr. Dalvin)
#"Dogg Pound 4 Life" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)

Leftout tracks released as B-side for various album singles

*"Mi Monie Rite" by Lord G (Produced by Tony Green) [ [http://www.g4tv.com/streetfury/features/53953/Words_From_The_Lord_Lord_G_Speaks_On_Militia_AllStars_Death_Row__Going_Solo.html G4 - Feature - Words From The Lord: Lord G Speaks On Militia All-Stars, Death Row & Going Solo ] ]
*"Loyal To The Game" by 2Pac, Treach, Riddler (Produced by Reginald Heard)
**Samples "Sparkle" by Cameo
*"Pain" by 2Pac (featuring Stretch) (Produced by Stretch)
**Samples "Living Inside Your Love" by Earl Klugh
**The intro samples the movie "" voiced by actor Laurence Luckinbill [http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/trek5.txt]

Samples

Anything
* "Get up and Dance" by Freedom

Old Time's Sake
* "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks

Didn't Mean to Turn You on
* "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops)" by The Gap Band

Regulate
* "Sign of the Times" by Bob James
* "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald

Pour out a Little Liquor
* "Cry Together" by the O'Jays

Afro Puffs (the original)
* The remix samples "Superman Lover" (Intro) by Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Just So Ya No
* "Tonight's the Night" by Raydio

Hoochies Need Love Too
* "Groove with You" by The Isley Brothers

I'm Still in Love with You
* "I'm still in Love with You" by Al Green and Willie Mitchell

Crack 'Em
* "Playing Your Game Baby" by Barry White

It's Not Deep Enough
* "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd

Charts

Album – Billboard (North America)

Singles – Billboard (North America)

References

External links

* [http://www.the-breaks.com the-breaks]
* [http://www.discogs.com discogs]
* [http://www.allmusic.com allmusic]
* Tupac official Pain video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPHJkQJnmYc


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