Gang Related – The Soundtrack

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Gang Related – The Soundtrack is a soundtrack for the Jim Kouf's 1997 crime film Gang Related. It was released on October 7, 1997 through Death Row Records, making it their first album to be distributed by Priority Records after Interscope Records dropped Death Row from their label. Production was handled by several record producers, including Daz Dillinger, Quincy Jones III, Binky Mack and Bud'da among others. The album features contributions by the likes of CJ Mac, J-Flexx, Tha Realest, members of Dogg Pound, Outlawz, Westside Connection, four songs by the supporting actor Tupac Shakur, and also marked the first national rap debut of Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne. The soundtrack peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the US, and was eventually certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Gang Related – The Soundtrack
Gang Related.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedOctober 7, 1997
Recorded1994 ("Life's So Hard", verses 1-3)
1996–1997
Genre
Length1:54:33
Label
Producer
Death Row Records chronology
Gridlock'd
(1997)
Gang Related – The Soundtrack
(1997)
Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000
(1999)
Singles from Gang Related – The Soundtrack
  1. "Made Niggaz"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Starin' Through My Rear View"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

This soundtrack along with 2 others (Above the Rim & Gridlock'd) released on Death Row is packaged in a 4-disc set called The Death Row Archives [The Soundtracks].

Track listingEdit

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Way Too Major" (performed by Daz Dillinger and Tray Deee)Daz Dillinger5:27
2."Life's So Hard" (performed by 2Pac)
Daz Dillinger5:41
3."Greed" (performed by Ice Cube)Bud'da4:30
4."Get Yo Bang On" (performed by Mack 10 and AllFrumThaI)Binky Mack3:07
5."These Days" (performed by Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger)
Nate Dogg4:59
6."Mash for Our Dreams" (performed by Storm, Young Noble and Daz Dillinger)
Daz Dillinger4:48
7."Free'em All" (performed by J-Flexx and Tenkamenin)QDIII5:40
8."Starin' Through My Rear View" (performed by 2Pac and Outlawz)5:12
9."Devotion" (performed by Paradise)
Les "Dr. Smoke" Pierce4:16
10."I Can't Fix It" (performed by Jackers)C. Jackson
  • Chris Jackson
  • Arthur Griffith
4:36
11."Questions" (performed by Tech N9ne)
QDIII5:08
12."Hollywood Bank Robbery" (performed by Tha Gang, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Kurupt)
Daz Dillinger4:31
Total length:57:52
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Made Niggaz" (performed by 2Pac and Outlawz)5:02
2."Loc'd Out Hood" (performed by Kurupt)R. BrownDaz Dillinger4:31
3."Gang Related" (performed by WC, CJ Mac, Daz Dillinger and Tray Deee)Daz Dillinger4:32
4."Keep Your Eyes Open" (performed by O.F.T.B.)Operation From The Bottom
  • Brian G
  • O.F.T.B. (co.)
5:23
5."Lady" (performed by 6 Feet and Storm)
  • R. Moore
  • 6 Feet Deep
Regi Devell4:15
6."Take a Nigga Like Me" (performed by Young Soldierz)
  • S. Doby
  • W. Dillon
  • Stretch
  • Wy
5:19
7."What Have You Done?" (performed by B.G.O.T.I.)D. ArmstrongDwayne Armstrong4:49
8."What's Ya Fantasy" (performed by Outlawz and Daz Dillinger)
Daz Dillinger5:32
9."A Change to Come" (performed by J-Flexx, Tenkamenin, Bahamadia, Kool & the Gang and Con Funk Shun)
Sean "Barney" Thomas4:22
10."Freak Somethin'" (performed by Roland)
  • R. Williams
  • C. Small
  • Carl "Butch" Small
  • Tommy D. Daugherty
4:46
11."Feelin' a Good Thang" (performed by 2DV)
  • D. Irons
  • D. Gerdine
  • C. Closson
  • Carlas Closson
  • 2DV (co.)
3:24
12."Lost Souls" (performed by 2Pac and Outlawz)
  • T. Shakur
  • M. Murphy
  • D. Frank
  • QDIII
  • Sean "Barney" Thomas
4:43
Total length:57:00

ChartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 2

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gang Related [Original Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Soundtrack Gang Related Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Gang Related". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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