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Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
Indie film director Jim Jarmusch always works an unexpected angle, whether it's offbeat humor, a nonlinear narrative, or specific and idiosyncratic characterization. For his latest film--the story of a ghetto hit man who l... more »
Indie film director Jim Jarmusch always works an unexpected angle, whether it's offbeat humor, a nonlinear narrative, or specific and idiosyncratic characterization. For his latest film--the story of a ghetto hit man who lives by the codes of the Hagakure, an 18th-century Japanese warrior text--Jarmusch enlisted RZA, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Instead of imagistic tone poems that serve to reinforce a certain mood, à la Neil Young on Dead Man, RZA offers active gunplay that propels the film's narrative. The 11 tracks serve as an RZA-producer showcase, standing as independent pieces, regardless of the movie itself. Tracks vary from the subdued "4 Sho Sho," which interpolates Forest Whitaker's interior monologue with RZA's street visions, to the stuttering rhythms of Kool G. Rap's "Cakes." Tekitha's '70s disco groove for "Walkin' Through the Darkness" offers unexpected sensuality, while "The Man" by Masta Killah sets things back on the gangsta tip. --Rob O'Connor
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This is NOT the original soundtrack !!!
Philippe | Luxembourg | 03/25/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"To make it short :The original is :"Ghost Dog : The Way of The Samouraï" (Bmg, 2000), Japanese Version (with instrumentals and so on...)AND NOT : "Ghost Dog : The Way of The Samouraï - The Album" that everybody is talking about... Philippe"
Best song from the movie is missing but still a good listen
Michael D. Szanto | New Hampshire | 12/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was sadly disappointed to find that the one song that really caught my ear was not included on the sound track and although I was extremely disappointed I found that I really enjoyed the CD despite the fact that I'm not much of a fan of rap/hip hop/gangsta.
If you're looking for the sole reggae song that was played in the movie then you want find it here. The song you are looking for is Armagideon Time by Willie Williams, also covered by the Clash."
soytown | Cali baby | 03/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is great, but the soundtrack is better. If you're looking for the score to the film you've got the wrong album, all of that stuffs on the Japanese import. If you're looking for one of the best hip hop albums no one ever heard, buy this now. Anyone who hates on this album is not a hip hop fan. This album crunches!!!"