May 05, 2022

Various Artists - Original Gangstas (The Soundtrack) (1996)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B
Style: Gangsta Rap, G-Funk, Pop Rap
Label Number: 7243 8 41533 2 8

© 1996 Noo Trybe Records
Original Gangstas featured blaxploitation stars Pam GrierFred Williamson, and Jim Brown updating their classic roles for the '90s. The soundtrack takes a different approach than the film. Instead of bringing back '70s soul stars, it is filled with hip-hop stars that update '70s soul and funk for the '90s. The music is appropriately eclectic, weaving between smooth soul and gritty, street-oriented gangsta rap from newcomers like Luniz and E-40, as well as veterans like Ice-TMC Ren, and the Geto Boys. Not only is the mix entertaining, but it offers a good idea of what hip-hop is all about in the mid-'90s.

tags: various artists, original gangstas the soundtrack, 1996, flac,

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