Artists - Wild Wild West
Into the Wild Wild West
are skeptical about buying a soundtrack because generally
there is only one or two good songs on it. Of course their
are exceptions to this, such as the Go soundtrack or
Matrix, to name a few recent ones. And sometimes there
are those where the movie isn't all it's cracked up to be,
but the soundtrack is good...such is the case with the Wild
West Soundtrack. This could be because the music is "inspired
by the motion picture," so half of it may not even be in the
movie. Either way, it's already produced two hits, the title
track by Will Smith and "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias,
and the rest is surprisingly good too.
good to see MC Lyte again, and she shows she still has it.
"Keep It Movin'" has a light, offbeat latin feel. Tatyana
Ali's track, "Getting Closer," is on the r&b/dance vibe. It
features a verse by Kel Spencer, who has his own track later
in the album. The new duo of Dr. Dre and Eminem makes an appearance,
doing "Bad Guys Always Die." It's the cleanest song I've heard
yet from Eminem, of course there are a couple edits. One verse
makes a lot of references to Dre's history with Snoop and
The Chronic, and is kinda funny.
track, "I'm Wanted," demonstrates he has rhyming skills and
is a decent song, but it isn't anything new. "Chocolate Form"
by Neutral brings back the sexy, latin feel. The sample is
really smooth and blends perfectly with the vocals. Slick
Rick is still active with his laid back, old school style
of rhymin' on "I Sparkle." Common implants his smooth hip-hop
feel with "8 Minutes to Sunrise," which features Jill Scott.
Scott sounds quite similar to Erykah Badu on the refrains.
could have easily been a flop, but the producers brought in
a solid lineup that guaranteed success. It keeps the listener's
attention from beginning to end, and serves up something for
everyone. It seems like anything with Will Smith's influence
is bound to make some money.....An average compilation that
gets a 2.5.
Smith feat. Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
Spencer feat. Richie Sambura
Lyte feat. Payne
Ali feat. Kel Spencer
feat. Jill Scott
Dre & Eminem
Bow Wow feat. Jermaine Dupri
2.5 out of
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