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Light It Up
Various Artists - Soundtracks
Light It Up
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
 
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Whether a movie starring Judd Nelson can claim to be an authentic tale of survival at an inner-city high school is clearly debatable. Because the soundtrack for the movie features teen heartthrobs 'N Sync harmonizing on a ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Title: Light It Up
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/9/1999
Release Date: 11/9/1999
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596241021

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Whether a movie starring Judd Nelson can claim to be an authentic tale of survival at an inner-city high school is clearly debatable. Because the soundtrack for the movie features teen heartthrobs 'N Sync harmonizing on a Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds's ballad, poetic license--if not straight-out romanticizing--is clearly being exercised here. The 13 tracks mostly present different dimensions of hip-hop, but none approaches the real menace of gangsta rap. The textures vary from the reflective, somber synthesizer of Ja Rule's "How Many Wanna" to the schoolyard taunt of Master P's title track. Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" gets a rewrite as "Ghetto Is a Battlefield" from Blaze and Firestarr (featuring Fredro Starr, a former member of Onyx and now an actor in this film). Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" is given the 1999 treatment by Jon B., who went to Kingston, Jamaica, to cut the track at Tuff Gong studios, where Marley recorded many of his classics. Now there's authenticity for you. --Rob O'Connor

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CD Reviews

Best all around soundtrack in 1999!
calhi31 | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the bomb soundtrack. Master P and his crew lights it up with the title track. The best song in this soundtrack in my opinion. Ja Rule does his thang with his radio hit to kick off this soundtrack. 112 has a quality track. If you want the rap-slowjam mix in one album, this is the CD to buy. 'N Sync also enhances this LP with the pretty Ballad written by Babyface. Get this CD. This is the best soundtrack that i own."
Light it up sound track is off the hook.
calhi31 | 11/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey this CD has it all slow jams, ruff jams, and jams that just kick knowlegde. Just because it has DMX and Ja Rule makes it reason enough to buy it. This isn't the normal CD with 2 or 3 tracks that jam but 8-10 tracks that jam. Any time the first track on a CD jams then usauly mot of them jam. Oh yeah and for all us down south ***** who don't like that east coast **** this is a lttle bit of both. Oh yeah and if you like this type CD check out Eve's new album cause in my opion she's on the rise."
There are some really good songs on here!
maeve_kelsey | California | 06/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Usually hip-hop soundtracks have one big artist, and then a ton of non talented wannabes. Well, not this one. When you combine some of rap and hip-hop's biggest names such as DMX, Master P, 112, Ja Rule and of course the amazing Outkast, you are bound to get awesome results. Jon B. redid Bob Marley's hit Waiting In Vain for this soundtrack, with very good results. Then newcomer Amil got a chance to shine for her above average track First One Hit. Outkast, which are quite possibly one of my favorite groups ever, performs very well with their track, which features Slim Cutta Calhoun. Master P does the title track. The only song that just seems out of place is 'N Sync's If Only In Heaven's Eyes. Now don't get me wrong, I like 'N Sync, but they just don't sound very good on a rap/hip-hop soundtrack. But this overall is a very good CD that any fan of hip-hop should purchase."