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The Corruptor: The Soundtrack
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The Corruptor: The Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
If the film is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes of a mysterious and sinister Chinatown, then the The Corruptor's soundtrack is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes of a superficial and single-minded hip-hop nation. While J...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Corruptor: The Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Jive
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012414167125, 5013705231124, 012414167125

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If the film is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes of a mysterious and sinister Chinatown, then the The Corruptor's soundtrack is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes of a superficial and single-minded hip-hop nation. While Jive Records uses the soundtrack opportunity to roll out their entire 1999 lineup (and then some), what you actually get isn't all that impressive. The collection of commercial rap is run of the mill, best summed up by Jay-Z's annoyingly anthemic "More Money, More Cash, More Hoes (remix)." Cuts worth keeping include Mobb Deep's menacing "Allustrious" and Murda Mil's ambitious (if not a little overbearing) "Have You Heard of Me." The rest is average--or worse--with KRS-One's posse jam "5 Boroughs" one of the low points. --Oliver Wang

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Half The Songs Aren't On There!
the_urban_prince | 05/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I dont know, but I went and saw this film and about half the songs that I thought "Wow, I wanna get this soundtrack" aren't even on there! Third Eye Blind's "Losing a Whole Year" is one that comes to mind, and the less desirable ones like Brittany Spears "Baby One More Time" and Monifa's "Touch It" aren't even on it. It's pretty bad when the soundtrack to the movie isn't a soundtrack, it's just one genre. Ah well, it coulda been good, but it wasn't."
Obviously oliver wang took this review personaly due to ...
the_urban_prince | Birmingham, Alabama United States | 06/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the film wich i understand.but this is far from a bad album.as a matter of fact its worth the price just for krs-ones joint alone.ugk sounds good as ever.just get this cd."
The soundtrack has it's moments and downfalls
the_urban_prince | 07/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As with a lot of soundtracks, the music has nothing to do with or doesn't even follow along the lines of the film. With this in mind, the sounds on this LP may confuse some. There are bangers on the soundtrack, such as KRS-One's "5 Boroughs", Jane Blaze, Mobb Deep's "Allustrious", Kasino and The LOX's "Men of Respect" and others. But there are artists on here that take away from the soundtrack like Spice 1's highly disappointing song and a biting, wanna be DMX sound-a-like named Truck Turner. This is am aiight hip hop soundtrack. A good purchase but don't let it's downfalls frustrate you."