Author Topic: Above the Rim at 30: Warren G and More on Making Hip-Hopís Best Film Soundtrack  (Read 482 times)

gfunkin2

Fun piece about that classic Above the Rim Soundtrack from back in the day. In addition to Warren and Nate, also loved hearing about Big Pimpin'

https://www.spin.com/2024/03/above-the-rim-at-30-warren-g-and-more-on-making-hip-hops-best-film-soundtrack/#2pac%20#natedogg%20#gfunk%20#90shiphop

 

doggfather

"Hip-Hopís Best Film Soundtrack"


not sure it is in the top 10...


even basketball film has better OST than this one, sorry.

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I'm an ol' school collecta from the 90's SO F.CK DIGITAL, RELEASE A CD!

RIP GANXSTA RIDD
RIP GODFATHER
RIP MONSTA O
RIP NATE DOGG
RIP BAD AZZ
 

Mat

its not the best ever but in my top 10 that's for sure classic 90's OST

 

b.laden



(he got game or soul in the hole)
he got game by Public Enemy ?
 

doggfather

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HELP

I'm an ol' school collecta from the 90's SO F.CK DIGITAL, RELEASE A CD!

RIP GANXSTA RIDD
RIP GODFATHER
RIP MONSTA O
RIP NATE DOGG
RIP BAD AZZ
 

HighEyeCue

Murder Was The Case was a short film and its soundtrack is better imo

 

b.laden

yeah , nowadays they name classic every old record
 

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its not the best ever but in my top 10 that's for sure classic 90's OST

Exactly.  It's top 10 but definitely not the best ever.  It wasn't even the best on Death Row.  Murder Was the Case was superior to Above the Rim.  For Rap Soundtracks top 5 goes like this:

1.  The Show
2.  Murder Was the Case
3.  Sunset Park
4.  Jason's Lyric
5.  Above the Rim
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Mat

That's my top 5 to and Murder was the Case was a far better soundtrack

 

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That's my top 5 to and Murder was the Case was a far better soundtrack

"No More Endo Gin and Juice..." probably Snoop's Magnum Opus, maybe next to "Gin and Juice" or they count "G Thang" even though it was featuring Snoop

That's got to be the hardest verse Snoop ever wrote man I mean it was the rap version of Thriller for sure.  Then you got Dre and Cube topping that shit with another Rap Epic like Thriller with "Natural Born Killaz" larger than life track.  Then you gonna hit um with Dogg Pound's most bangin cut "What Would U Do" Tray Dee drops his gem followed by Nate classic and the ultimate posse cut of all time "Who Got the Gangsta Shit" then Sam Sneed's banger never gets old... I mean that album has epic bangers after epic banger... Quik comes with one of the most famous and classic diss records of all rhyme... they made some questionable song choices after that though, they should of used a song from Pac since they paid him the money
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Okay now this shit is pissing me off.. it's bad enough the album I bought didn't have "Pain" on it which is a classic 2pac joint..

...now I find there was another banger that was like a leftover single B Side joint for the Regulators single but also attributed as being part of the Above the Rim soundtrack, well I never heard this banger until today..

This is 2pac and Treach why did they leave these two 2pac songs off the Soundtrack when 2pac is a star rapper and he's in the movie it doesn't make any sense that these songs wouldn't be there.

So I bought the album from Wal-Mart so it was also missing "Dogg Pound 4 Life".  So check this out... I was missing

"Pain"
"Dogg Pound 4 Life"
2pac and Treach joint

https://youtu.be/BFP3nIDg8hE?si=w0oR3uyAxi845RRS
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Tony Trey

Okay now this shit is pissing me off.. it's bad enough the album I bought didn't have "Pain" on it which is a classic 2pac joint..

...now I find there was another banger that was like a leftover single B Side joint for the Regulators single but also attributed as being part of the Above the Rim soundtrack, well I never heard this banger until today..

This is 2pac and Treach why did they leave these two 2pac songs off the Soundtrack when 2pac is a star rapper and he's in the movie it doesn't make any sense that these songs wouldn't be there.

So I bought the album from Wal-Mart so it was also missing "Dogg Pound 4 Life".  So check this out... I was missing

"Pain"
"Dogg Pound 4 Life"
2pac and Treach joint

https://youtu.be/BFP3nIDg8hE?si=w0oR3uyAxi845RRS

Yeah, it's so strange that several songs got left off the official Above the Rim soundtrack, but could be found on the Regulate maxi-single or the companion Music from Above the Rim miniature soundtrack.  Not just Pain and Loyal to the Game, but also Lord G's Mi Money Rite appeared on some versions as well depending on whether you got the Regulate maxi or the Music From in the US, Europe, or Asia. 

If you're interested in buying some hard copies, some private sellers have them on Discogs.com.

https://www.discogs.com/master/115674-Warren-G-Nate-Dogg-Regulate-Music-From-Above-The-Rim
https://www.discogs.com/master/188384-Various-Music-From-Above-The-Rim
 

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Yeah, it's so strange that several songs got left off the official Above the Rim soundtrack, but could be found on the Regulate maxi-single or the companion Music from Above the Rim miniature soundtrack.  Not just Pain and Loyal to the Game, but also Lord G's Mi Money Rite appeared on some versions as well depending on whether you got the Regulate maxi or the Music From in the US, Europe, or Asia. 

If you're interested in buying some hard copies, some private sellers have them on Discogs.com.

https://www.discogs.com/master/115674-Warren-G-Nate-Dogg-Regulate-Music-From-Above-The-Rim
https://www.discogs.com/master/188384-Various-Music-From-Above-The-Rim

yeah and did they even have a reason for not just putting all these joints on the retail cd and just having the same tracks on all releases
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Tony Trey

yeah and did they even have a reason for not just putting all these joints on the retail cd and just having the same tracks on all releases

Well, you know, looking at it in the most cynical way possible, there was definitely a reason to not put them all on the soundtrack - money. Why would the record just sell you the soundtrack when they could also sell you the soundtrack and the maxi-single that includes exclusive B-sides?
 

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Well, you know, looking at it in the most cynical way possible, there was definitely a reason to not put them all on the soundtrack - money. Why would the record just sell you the soundtrack when they could also sell you the soundtrack and the maxi-single that includes exclusive B-sides?

It's possible, but they never said that.  They just always act like it's all on Above the Rim. And the music is in the movie which was another thing that confused me as a kid.  This was in the days before google when you would argue for hours with friends over things you just google nowadays.  The argument was, "Does a soundtrack have the songs from the movie."  Of course I said "no", because Above the Rim has "Pump, Pump" in it, it had "Pain"at the beginning, it even plays the Dogg Pound banger that came out 2 years later on Sunset Park, so go figure. 

And I was too young at the time to really know about singles and B-sides and how all that worked.  Just would've been nice to have it in 1994 instead of discovering it in 2024 when my mackin days comin up as a G and playing ball are long past
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