” ‘Dope’ is both intelligent and crowd-pleasing, and its vintage soundtrack will attract a wider crowd beyond an indie audience,” Rodrigo Perez wrote in his review of the movie out of the Sundance Film Festival. Today, the details for the Pharrell Wliliams curated soundtrack have arrived, and yes, these are perfect for a summer playlist, especially for hip hop heads.
The soundtrack is packed with classic tunes from hip hop’s golden era, with tracks from Digital Underground, Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Public Enemy, Digable Planets, plus a couple of new school jams. Also featured are Awreeoh, the band made up by the characters in the film played by Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, and Kiersey Clemons. All told, this is one dope (sorry, but not really) collection of tunes.
“Dope” opens on June 19th with the soundtrack arriving on June 16th. Tracklisting and samples below.
“Dope” Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. Rebirth of Slick — Digable Planets
2. Can’t Bring Me Down — Awreeoh
3. The World Is Yours — Nas
4. Go Head — Awreeoh
5. Rebel Without A Pause — Public Enemy
6. Don’t Get Deleted — Awreeoh
7. Scenario — A Tribe Called Quest
8. Cocaina Shawty — Kap G
9. Poppin’ Off — Watch The Duck
10. The Humpty Dance — Digital Underground
11. New Money — Buddy
12. Hip Hop Hooray — Naughty By Nature
13. Dirty Feeling — LolaWolf
14. Home Is Where The Hatred Is — Gil Scott-Herron
15. It’s My Turn Now — Awreeoh