Original Soundtrack

Sugar Hill

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As some soundtracks are one-dimensional in the choice of material, this one has about half a dozen exceptions. While primarily comprising credible hip-hop numbers like "Hit the Boomz," "Khadijah," "Play My Funk" and "Money," several obvious exceptions are "Gonna Love You Right" by After 7, "Miles Blowin" by Chaka Khan, and two numbers by trumpeter Terence Blanchard. The only two singles to place on the Billboard R&B charts were "Gonna Love You Right" and "Play My Funk." The former is a spicy ballad with a tenacious lyrical content. It peaked at #15 after 20 weeks. The latter, produced by Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné!, introduces female rapper Simplé E on this swinging, jazzy number offset by her fluent lyrical flow. The single had a run of 15 weeks on the charts, peaking at #55. Afro-plane puts a different twist on rap and hip-hop. Donning popular '70s attire from the Afro hairstyles to the bell-bottom pants, their music could be labeled easy-listening rap, resembling the likes of PM Dawn.

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