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Boyz 'n' the Hood [Soundtrack]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 July 1991)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: WEA
  • ASIN: B000002LPX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How To Survive In South Central - Ice Cube
2. Just Ask Me To - Tevin Campbell
3. Mama Don't Take No Mess - Yo-Yo
4. Growin' Up In The Hood - Comptons' Most Wanted
5. Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix) - Main Source
6. Me & You - Tony! Toni! Tone'!
7. Work It Out - Monie Love
8. Every Single Weekend - Kam
9. Too Young - Hi-Five
10. Hangin' Out - 2 Live Crew
11. It's Your Life - Too Short
12. Spirit (Does Anybody Care?) - Force One Network
13. Setembro - Quincy Jones
14. Black On Black Crime - Stanley Clarke

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Boyz N The Hood: Music From The

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic album from a classic film 21 Feb 2014
By rachel
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i bought this because it has a lot of excellent tracks for example main source just a friendly game of baseball remix to quote a line from the song (i guess its grim shoot a black man would ya) how true is that cops on both sides of the ocean being black they shoot first and lie so this album still stands for 2014 as main source lay it down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boyz In The Hood 21 Jun 2012
By kbcying
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great album that compliments my memories of the film. Classic hip hop & rap plus some nice ballads in there too!....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boyz 'n' the hood soundtrack 27 Jan 2012
By Nick
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This soundtrack is spot on. The music is very good. I am into soundtracks and I know if it good or no! My answer is good one!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
So here we have the soundtrack to certainly one of the greatest films of the 1990's and unfortunately it does not live up to it's illustrious companion piece. That's not to say it's a poor soundtrack, but for every quality song (predominantly the hip hop tracks) there seems to be a duff throwaway number (predominantly the R n'B tracks). The second best song on the album is probably the first track, performed by none other than the mighty Ice Cube (or should that be Doughboy!). The chaotic sample led structure of the track brilliantly reminds us of when the Cube was at his creative peak in the early 90's. Other bangers include the wholly underrated Yo-Yo and the sadly missed pioneers that were Main Source. The true standout and best track of the album is of course from original west coast thugs Compton's Most Wanted. It perfectly encapsulates the nihilism yet normality of the lives of the film characters. The legend that is Too-Short also weighs in with an incredibly catchy salutary warning of following the `hood' life! While underground godfather Kam makes his vocal debut here and spits some instantly credible urban reality.

The album is wrapped up by the sax infused and haunting film theme music by score producer extraordinaire Stanley Clarke. While his piece is repetitive, its searing sax wanderings really capture the gritty hopelessness of the films main theme. Instantly forgettable R n'B fodder comes courtesy of Tevin Cambell, Tony!Toni!Tone!, Hi-Five (who?!) and Force One Network (what?!). Original British home girl Monie Love's song is just ok while 2 Live Crew's three or so minutes are listenable but not essential. So there we have it. It's a pity the soundtrack doesn't have the `classic' status of the main feature but I guess that would be a lot to ask.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Days is Ooh Child 18 May 2002
By D. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The song is actually called "Ooh Child" by the group "The Five Stairsteps". The movie is incredible as is the sound track sans this song.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking For a Song From the Movie? Read This 26 Mar 2010
By Compay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The following is a list of songs played in the movie, and the scenes that they are used in. Keep in mind that some of the songs aren't on the soundtrack.

1. "O-o-h Child" by The Five Stairsteps is played on the radio when Furious and a young Tre are in the car, when Doughboy is arrested.

2. "Sun Shower" by Dr. Buzzards' Original Savannah Band is played when Doughboy is brushing his hair, and his mother is insulting him.

3. "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp is the song being listened to by the bully before he takes little Ricky's football.

4. "Sucker M.C.'s" by Run DMC is the song being listened to by the bully after he takes Ricky's football and passes it around.

5. "A Bird in the Hand" by Ice Cube is played when the shooters first stick a shotgun out of the window at Tre as he crosses the street.

6. "Just Ask Me To" by Tevin Campbell featuring Chubb Rock is played while Tre admits to Ricky in the car that he's a virgin.

7. "Me and You" by Tony! Toni! Toné! is played when Ricky is the locker room after football practice.

8. "Growin' up in the Hood" by MC Eight is played when Furious is talking to Ricky and Tre in Compton.

9. "Just a Friendly Game of Baseball" by Main Source is played with Doughboy and his crew are parked on Crenshaw, and Regina King asks why he curses so much about women.

10. "Setembro" by Quincy Jones is played when Tre and Brandi make love after the cop pulls him over.

11. "Black on Black Crime" by Stanley Clarke is the song played when Doughboy's crew drive around looking for Ricky's killers.

12. "How to Survive in South Central" by Ice Cube is played when the credits to the movie start.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Growing Up In The 'Hood Never Sounded Better (4.5 Stars) 11 Sep 2004
By Norfeest - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I don't even know where to begin. There is so much to say about this soundtrack. This album came out when I was 15 and I remember the impact of the movie and soundtrack like it was yesterday. In fact, a few wild people ended up shooting at cops after the movie because they were so amped up by the movie. But the soundtrack isn't as hard as the movie was. There are some smooth joints on here too. "Just Ask Me To" features Tevin Campbell and Chubb Rock who are, in my mind, VERY underrated. Hearing that song again made me shed a tear for the death of new jack swing (Al B. Sure produced that track...'nuff said). Monie Love's contribution (Work It Out)is more funky than smooth, but can you really expect a hard track from Monie Love? I think not. It still managed to become one of the bigger hits on the album (depending on your region/location). But the highest points on the album come from the hardcore tracks. Yo Yo (boy, I miss her) contributes "Mama Don't Take No Mess" and Ice Cube gives us a survival walkthrough on "How To Survive In South Central", but the best song on this album comes from Compton's Most Wanted. "Growin' Up In The Hood" is a classic. Period. There really isn't another word for it. Even Main Source hit a home run with "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball" (Remix). The soundtrack gets smooth again toward the end with Tony Toni Tone's contribution. There were so many classic joints on that album and "Me And You" was one of them. Lukewarm tracks like "Every Single Weekend" from Kam and "It's Your Life" from Too $hort aren't bad songs, but they come off as skippable. And suspect joints like "Spirit (Does Anybody Care?)" from Force One Network, "Hangin' Out" from 2 Live Crew, and "Too Young" from Hi Five keep this album from achieving that masterpiece status. Overall, this is a must have soundtrack for any real hip hop head. This isn't a classic album, but there are some classic joints on this album that make it worth your money and then some. If you haven't heard this by now, you're missing out on something special.

Standout Tracks: Me & You, How To Survive In South Central, Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix), Work It Out, Growin' Up In The Hood (My Favorite), Mama Don't Take No Mess, and Just Ask Me To
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel good music from '91 21 Jan 2005
By Jeers Snoop - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
From Force One's Spirit to CMW's Growin' Up In The Hood, this album has a good blend of music for a soundtrack. Quincy Jones' Setembro and Stanley Clarke's Black on Black Crime are striking instrumentals setting off the two main moods of the movie. I wish that the soundtrack had a few more songs including Ooh Child and Ice Cube's A Bird In The Hand (the song that plays in the gang's car when they roll up on Tre'). Despite that, this album is a worthy pickup.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ooh child 19 May 2003
By Kenneth J Kozlowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ooh child was originally composed by the Five Stairsteps. And it has been covered by many including Nina Simone. I think the movie version is by Jade. I saw a cassette for sale from some studio. I did read that J Singleton left it off the soundtrack because of some legal issue. Wish I could find it also....I've bought like three discs trying to find it. Not easy
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