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Bamboozled: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film)
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Bamboozled: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film)
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Writer-director Spike Lee's latest is a dark satire on the television Industry, in which a frustrated Ivy League-educated black writer revives the racially insensitive minstrel show (now performed by blacks in even blacker...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Title: Bamboozled: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film)
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Label: Motown
Original Release Date: 9/26/2000
Release Date: 9/26/2000
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601215968729

Writer-director Spike Lee's latest is a dark satire on the television Industry, in which a frustrated Ivy League-educated black writer revives the racially insensitive minstrel show (now performed by blacks in even blacker face, as opposed to whites) and achieves a ratings success and industry fallout. The music has been carefully chosen and presents a wide swath of styles, clocking in at a generous 75 minutes. Prince, the artist formerly known as ?, is back with "2045 Radical Man," which features his trademark mix of old-school soul and updated funk. Stevie Wonder's "Misrepresented People" (featuring a spoken-word passage by the Rev. Jesse Jackson) and "Some Years Ago" are infused with social consciousness, recalling the message music of early 1970s soul. Chuck D. teams up with the Roots and Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha for an update of Public Enemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn." --Rob O'Connor

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Tony_Tone | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia United Stat | 10/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You can always count on Spike Lee to have some great music behind his films Do The Right Thing, Crooklyn, Mo Better Blues, Get On The Bus.. Now the soundtrack to his latest film Bamboozled.. The Soundtrack is an great mixture of artists from hip hop to R&B to Pop .. With an impressive line up of artists like Gerald Levert, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Goodie Mob you cant possible go wrong with buying this soundtrack.. All the songs on here are pretty much connected with the theme of the film which is a rarity in soundtracks.. The soundtrack gets off to a great start with an fictional group Mau Maus that was put together exclusively for the film consisted of some of the best emcees out there right now Mos Def, Canibus, Charli Baltimore, Mc Serch( Of the 3rd Base fame), D.J. Scratch, Mums, Gano Grills comes in with the hittin Blak Iz Blak this song pretty much set the tone of the film Misrepresented People by Stevie Wonder a great song dealing with the negative stereotypes Slippery Shoes by Angie Stone.. This song is excellent it has a Marvin Gaye's What's going On vibe to it In My Head by Newcomer India.Arie a brilliant debut from the next generation of Neo-soul artists also at the Cd Conclusion there are snippets from her upcoming CD Just A Song by Goodie Mob Hollywood by Erykah Badu; Great remade of the classic Rufus & Chaka Khan tuneDream With No Love by Gerald Levert2045 Radicial Man by Prince : One of his funkiest tunes in a long time also in this song Prince goes back to his roots of his earlier material making social commentary that has been miss in his music of latelyAll N All a great soundtrack all around.. Music lovers pick this up you will be glad that you did"
I picked this up because of ATL native India Arie
dOc | Atlanta, GA | 10/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD turned out to be a very good buy. Banging soulful tracks by Angie Stone with "Slippery Shoes" and and classic remakes by Badu on "Hollywood. Goodie Mob drops versus over a Dj Muggs track and Common featuring Erykah Badu shine new light on his already hit single "the light". Other artist featured are the Roots, Zach-De-La Rocha from Rage Against the Machine, Gerald Levert, and a banging new track from Prince. The special attraction to this CD is India Arie. An up in coming artist out of Atlanta who has a very incredible voice. "God In You" and "In My head" are two of my favorite tracks by her on this CD. If you need more reasons to pick this up, Mos Def, Canibus and muMs from HBO's "OZ" rip up the track "Blak Iz Blak". This will probaly be a soundtrack that will get looked over because of today's music vibe but to who ever is reading this......GO GET IT!!oNe"
A very good sountrack.
ericben | London, Ontario Canada | 10/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was very impressed by this album - it has incredible tracks by Stevie Wonder (Misrepresented People), Erykah Badu (Hollywood), The Roots & Public Enemy (Burned Hollywood Burned) and more. Prince's track (2045 Radical Man) is pretty good, although the drum beat was a little bit standard for Prince these days. Despite this, the musical content seemed pretty experimental. Blak iz Blak by supergroup Mau Maus is fantastic and Stevie Wonder's Misrepresented People continues to give me shivers.Unfortunately, the album has pretty boring mainstream R&B tracks by the likes of Gerald Levert and Profyle to bring it down.Also noteworthy is newcomer India.Arie, who has one full track on the album and a bunch of samples of her upcoming album. Her acoustic soul sound looks great and her songs are both catchy and melodic. She may be a force on the R&B scene in 2001.Overall, I highly recommend the album for anyone who loves R&B and Hip-Hop with a message."