Brown Sugar (soundtrack)

Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Brown Sugar is the soundtrack to Rick Famuyiwa's 2002 film Brown Sugar. It was released on September 24, 2002 through MCA Records, and consists of hip hop and R&B music. The album peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200, at number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, at number 1 on the Top Soundtracks, and was placed at number 40 on Pitchfork's the 50 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time.[3]

Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002
LabelMCA Records
Singles from Brown Sugar
  1. "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"
    Released: August 20, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The album spawned Erykah Badu and Common's successful single "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", which made it to number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.

Track listingEdit

1."Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet)" (performed by Mos Def & Faith Evans)3:30
2."Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" (performed by Erykah Badu & Common)5:39
3."Bring Your Heart" (performed by Angie Stone & Diamond Stone)Angie Stone4:50
4."Brown Sugar (Raw)" (performed by Black Star)Kanye West3:44
5."Easy Conversation" (performed by Jill Scott)Dre & Vidal M.Bolden4:58
6."It's Going Down" (performed by Blackalicious, Lateef the Truth Speaker & Keke Wyatt)3:58
7."Breakdown" (performed by Mos Def)Kanye West3:02
8."You Make Life So Good" (performed by Rahsaan Patterson)
9."Time After Time" (performed by Cassandra Wilson) 4:07
10."Paid in Full (7 Minutes of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)" (performed by Eric B. & Rakim)7:11
11."No One Knows Her Name" (performed by Hi-Tek, Big D & Piakhan)Hi-Tek3:56
12."Act Too (Love of My Life)" (performed by The Roots)The Grand Wizzards3:37
13."Never Been" (performed by Mary J. Blige)
14."Brown Sugar (Fine)" (performed by Mos Def featuring Adaritha)Kanye West3:32
15."You Changed" (performed by Jully Black)Kenny Whitehead3:52
Total length:1:03:49

Chart historyEdit


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Brown Sugar - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (February 10, 2004). "Various Artists :: Brown Sugar Soundtrack – RapReviews". Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time - Page 2". Website. February 19, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Soundtrack Brown Sugar Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Soundtrack Brown Sugar Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Soundtrack Brown Sugar Chart History". Top Soundtracks. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.

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