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|Above the Rim – The Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||March 22, 1994|
|Death Row Records chronology|
|Singles from Above the Rim – The Soundtrack|
Above the Rim – The Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1994 film of the same name. The soundtrack, released by Death Row and Interscope Records on March 22, 1994, was executive produced by Suge Knight. Dr. Dre acted as supervising producer on the project.
Six tapes were released for the soundtrack's promotion. The album is notable in that it was able to garner critical praise and obtain commercial success, a feat not easily accomplished for soundtracks in general, and hip hop-based soundtracks in particular. The album shipped over two million copies and won the Soundtrack of the Year award at the 1995 Source Awards. The cassette version of the soundtrack contained three bonus tracks that could not fit on the CD due to time constraints: "Pain" by 2Pac (with Stretch), "Mi Monie Rite!" by Lord G, and "Loyal to the Game" by 2Pac, Treach from Naughty By Nature, and Riddler. The bonus track, "Pain" by Tupac Shakur/2Pac (with Stretch) was initially rejected for use in the film by Dr. Dre, however, at the request of recording engineer, Norman Whitfield Jr., the track was recut and remixed for the film by record producer, Isaias Gamboa. The song's considerable thematic use throughout the soundtrack including the key scene when "Birdie" played by Tupac Shakur [2Pac] is killed, has helped transform the "Pain" remix into a hip-hop classic. Under Death Row, Above the Rim soundtrack was the third album under the label to reach number-one on the R&B Albums chart where it stayed for ten nonconsecutive weeks (Heavy D & the Boyz' Nuttin' But Love interrupted that streak for one week), while it went to second place on the Billboard 200 chart.
|1.||"Anything (Allstar Remix)" (SWV)||Brian Morgan, Allen "ALLSTAR" Gordon||4:07|
|2.||"Old Time's Sake" (Sweet Sable)||Nikke Nikole||4:20|
|3.||"Part Time Lover" (H-Town)||DeVante Swing||4:08|
|4.||"Big Pimpin'" (Tha Dogg Pound Nate Dog Nanci Fletcher Dwight DeLemond Williams)||Dat Nigga Daz||3:58|
|5.||"Didn't Mean to Turn You On" (2nd II None)||2nd II None, DJ Quik||4:38|
|6.||"Doggie Style" (D.J. Rogers)||Suamana Brown||4:33|
|7.||"Regulate" (Nate Dogg & Warren G)||Warren G||4:11|
|8.||"Pour Out a Little Liquor" (2Pac & Thug Life)||Johnny "J"||3:30|
|9.||"Gonna Give It to Ya" (Jewell featuring Aaron Hall)||Paisley||4:53|
|10.||"Afro Puffs" (The Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg)||Dr. Dre, Daz Dillinger||4:50|
|11.||"Jus So Ya No" (CPO Boss Hogg)||Tony Green||4:06|
|12.||"Hoochies Need Love Too" (Paradise)||S "Bright Eyess" Riley, Suamana Brown||4:41|
|13.||"I'm Still In Love With You" (Al B. Sure!)||Al B. Sure!||3:47|
|14.||"Crack 'Em" (O.F.T.B.)||DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.||4:25|
|15.||"U Bring da Dog Out" (Rhythm & Knowledge)||Sean "Barney" Thomas||4:01|
|16.||"Blowed Away" (B-Rezell)||DeVante Swing||4:06|
|17.||"It's Not Deep Enough" (Jewell)||Mr. Dalvin||4:28|
|18.||"Dogg Pound 4 Life" (Tha Dogg Pound)||Dat Nigga Daz||4:59|
Leftout tracks released as B-side for various album singles
- "Deeper" Performed by Lord G
- "Mi Monie Rite" by Lord G (Produced by Tony Green) 
- "Loyal to the Game" by 2Pac, Treach, Riddler (Produced by Reginald Heard)
- Samples "Sparkle" by Cameo
- "Pain" by 2Pac (featuring Stretch) (Produced by Stretch) (New tracks and remix for the film by Isaias Gamboa)
- "Take It To Ya Face" by Naughty By Nature
- "Holler If Ya Hear Me" Performed by Tupac Shakur - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
- "Mobbin' with Tha Dogg Pound" Performed by Tha Dogg Pound
- "Worldwide" Performed by Akinyele Adams (as Akinyele)
- "(So Far) The Ghetto's Been Good To Me" Performed by Yz
- "PUMP PUMP" Performed by Snoop Doggy Dogg... "Album – Doggystyle"
- "Oh Shit" Performed by The Pharcyde
- "Stick 'Em Up" Performed by The Beastie Boys
|U.S. Billboard 200||#2|
|U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||#1|
|"Afro Puffs"||U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||5|
|U.S. Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||5|
|U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||31|
|U.S. Hot Rap Singles||5|
|U.S. The Billboard Hot 100||57|
|"Regulate"||U.S. Hot Rap Singles||1|
|Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
- Engineers: Dat Nigga Daz, Tommy D. Daugherty, Greg Geitzenauer, Rob Paustian
- Executive in Charge of Music: Toby Emmerich
- Executive Producers: Suge Knight, Kenny Ortíz
- Mixers: Courtney Branch, Craig Burbidge, Rob Chiarelli, Dat Nigga Daz, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Greg Geitzenauer, Tracy Kendrick, Nikke Nikole, Chris Puran, Norman Whitfield Jr.
- Mixing Engineers: Craig Burbidge, Rob Chiarelli
- Music Supervisor: Anita Camarata
- Performers: 2nd II None, 2Pac, Big Pimpin' Delemond, Boss Hog, CPO, DJ Rogers, Nate Dogg, Warren G, H-Town, Aaron Hall, Jewell, Lady of Rage, Nanci Fletcher, O.F.T.B., Paradise, Al B. Sure!, Sweet Sable, SWV, Macadoshis
- Producers: 2nd II None, Suamana Swoop Brown, Dat Nigga Daz, Dalvin DeGrate, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Johnny "J", Tracy Kendrick, Benny Medina, Brian Alexander Morgan, Nikke Nikole, O.F.T.B., Darryl Pearson, Chris Puran, Sharon Riley, Carl "Butch" Small, Al B. Sure!, DeVante Swing
- Production Coordinators: Mary (Alm) Kusnier, Kim Brown, Madelyne Woods
- Remixers: Def Jef, Arty Skye, Meech Wells, Isaias Gamboa (music producer)
- Supervising Producer: Dr. Dre
- Vocals: Allen Gordon, Jr., Snoop Doggy Dogg
- Above the Rim at AllMusic
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