February 24, 2022

Various Artists - Sprung (Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture) (1997)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B
Label Number: 9 46541-2

© 1997 Qwest Records
The soundtrack to Sprung, a clever urban romantic comedy, is unsurprisingly filled with smooth swingbeat and hip-hop, designed to appeal to the same audience as the film. Nothing on Sprung is too gritty -- it's all polished and upscale, which doesn't mean that there isn't anything soulful on the soundtrack. Indeed, the remix of Aaliyah's "One in a Million" and Monifah's "I Still Love You" are both first-rate, and the relatively harder rap of Jay-Z's "Who You Wit" and E-40's "Goal Tendin'" play well, but much of the record is devoted to introducing new Qwest artists like Keystone or developing groups like Next Level, who are good but not great. In other words, there aren't many heavy hitters and there aren't many revelations -- a good record for a party, but nothing more.

tags: various artists, sprung, music from and inspired by the motion picture, 1997, flac,


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