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|Rush Hour (+1 Bonus Track)|
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
It's certainly not news anymore that soundtracks have a life of their own, far independent of their cinematic tie-in. In fact, it's highly likely that fewer than half of the songs on this soundtrack appear in the movie; af... more »
It's certainly not news anymore that soundtracks have a life of their own, far independent of their cinematic tie-in. In fact, it's highly likely that fewer than half of the songs on this soundtrack appear in the movie; after all, there needs to be some time for dialogue and plot. Nevertheless, these compilations--let's call them what they are--serve a vital purpose, since, with the exception of prog rock, singles are more important than albums, and a good collection of singles beats a few good songs and a smattering of filler by a single artist. However, what can be said about a handful of good singles sprinkled amid indistinct and mediocre tracks from a variety of high-profile artists? That's the problem on the Rush Hour soundtrack. Dru Hill, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Too Short, and the duo of Snoop Dogg and Slick Rick are the few highlights in the 70 minutes of music here, while Montell Jordan, Wu-Tang, Jon B, and others mail it in. I guess that's why they make CD players programmable and sell them with remotes. --Martin Johnson
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Curtis W. (GDSZIAM) from KENNESAW, GA
Reviewed on 11/1/2009...
This is one you should definately listen to. There are a lot of funky jams represented here. Very coohesive was the production on this one.
Something's Missing Here
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Rush Hour is a great movie! The Soundtrack however is something I could do without! The biggest song in the movie is Edwin Starr's "War." Not only is it played countless times, but it is even referred to by Chris Tucker in the dancing scene. But for some reason it did not make it to the soundtrack! This is unfortunate because had it been on the soundtrack...it would've easily been the best song on this CD! True there are one or two decent pieces on here...but if you're in it for a song or two, resort to Napster!"
Quiksand | Berkeley, California | 07/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Def Jam's "Rush Hour Soundtrack" is an almost perfect soundtrack album. It has a skit every now and then, that was tooken from the movie. The song by Too Short is amazing, and Can I Get A? buy Jay-Z is also good. It also has a song from Westcoast gangster rappers Daz Dillinger & Big Tray Dee. I gave it a 4 star all because of the first 2 songs. EVERY other song on this album is awesome, a hip hop masterpeice."