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Kiss of the Dragon

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Kiss of the Dragon is a mediocre soundtrack that has bulked its lineup with an assortment of dismal and faceless hip-hop groups that offer very little new in the way of music. Mystikal's offering, "Mystikal Fever," feels less like a rap song and more like an advertisement for his memorable name and gritty rap stylings. The soundtrack does pick up with offerings from the talented N.E.R.D., whose "Lapdance" should please fans, as it's more programmed nature differs from the altered, more organic sound of the track featured on their In Search Of... album. Slum Village's remix of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" pulls the song in a more regulated hip-hop direction, and goes to show that these electronic wizards could easily find a successful career in album production and programming if they ever felt the need. Bathgate's tirade draws a thug resemblance to Eminem, and while relying on humorous shock value, it succeeds in entertaining, as does Chino XL's contribution. The negative aspect is that these four promising tracks are all lumped together, and once you sift through those, the album falters and never really regains its footing. As with most soundtracks, there is little worth hearing here, and offers very little for the imagination.

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