Soundtrack Album Review
Review date: January 2,
2012 at 12:45 PM EST
Release date: December 6,
2011 by Sony Music
Review by Compay for
Over the last four years, more than a few comedies received an
injection of Hip Hop into their movie scores. The
Sitter, starring comic actor Jonah Hill, is no exception.
But what makes The Sitter unique, and a treat for Hip Hop
heads, is that the soundtrack is largely classic rap joints.
Put simply, you know it's a good sign when the film's opening
song is Slick Rick's 1989 hit "Children's Story."
As the film is set in New York, the soundtrack has a
noticeably East Coast vibe to it. Tracks from Hip Hop's
Golden age include those by Sugarhill Gang, Jungle Brothers,
Blahzay Blahzay. In a comedy about a young man's desire
of the girl who is friend zoning him, Biz Markie's "Just A
Friend" is incredibly appropriate.
Exceptions to the New York
roster of musicians include an old cut from L.A. based
Pharcyde, and the extremely catchy "Gucci Gucci" by Bay Area
rapper/director Kreayshawn. The Sitter makes a subtle
nod to the 1995 Ice Cube flick "Friday" by adding 2 Live
Crew's "Hoochie Mama" to the mix.
There's a touch of R&B from Raphael Saadiq, a few pop songs,
and a single movie score track. But what is easily the
best addition of new music to the album is the 2011 "Need Some
Bad" by Slick Rick. The song was recorded exclusively
for the soundtrack, evidenced by the fact that Slick Rick both
shouts out Jonah Hill, and speaks on the woes of a thirsty man
willing to do anything to knock boots. The beat is
classic DJ Premier, and the song is a great comeback by Slick
Rick the Ruler.
If you're an Old School Hip
Hop Head, this would be a good album to add to your
collection. While many fans of rap's Golden Era would
probably have some of the more classic tracks already, it's
worth picking up for the more recent cuts by Kreayshawn and
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