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The Sitter 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


The Sitter soundtrack review

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 Slick Rick.




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