Monday, May 27, 2013

"KRuSH GRooVe SouNDTRaCK"...

Today I`m takin` it back to 1985 for all y`all `80's babies......LoL, what I`m sharing with y`all this time around is the soundtrack to the film "Krush Groove". Now for those of you that aren`t familiar with the film it`s a story loosely based on the start of the Def Jam record label.....except in the movie the label`s called Krush Groove instead.....LoL, many early Hip Hop artists star in the flick. You get to see a very young LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, the Fat Boys & even the Beastie Boys to name a few. The plot goes a lil` somethin` like this; manager on the come up Russell Walker has some great artists on his label Krush Groove, Rick (Rubin) handles the production for their records. Run DMC ends up with a BiG hit record, but Russell is a lil` short on ends to press up the records so he hits up a local street hustler for a loan to get things for his label off the ground...

As an added bonus to the film`s plot they add a lil` love story to it by having both Russell & his brother Run (from Run DMC) competiting for singer Sheila E`s heart....awwwwww how sweet.....LoL, Sure the movie may seem kind of corny by today`s standards, but when you really look at it this joint came out years before Eminem`s flick "8 Mile" or even 50 Cent`s "Get Rich Or Die Tryin`" & these movies were loosely based on their story. So you can almost say that "Krush Groove" is sort of like the foundation for this type of Hip Hop film, which is kind of DoPe. Enough about the movie though, let`s talk about the soundtrack now shall we???

It`s kind of short in length clocking in at just over 45 minutes with only 10 tracks, but it`s most certainly worth a listen with it`s nice mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk/ Soul, Synth-Pop & Electronic music vibes. Standout cuts for me include LL Cool J`s "I Can`t Live Without My Radio", Kurtis Blow`s "If I Ruled The World"....a joint that would later go on to influence Nas years later in 1996 for his duo with Lauryn Hill. The Fat Boy`s "All You Can Eat" is another great song, it`s also one that comes to my mind for some reason whenever I walk into a Chinese buffet.....LoL, gotta love them kats (R.I.P. Buffy)...

Sheila E`s "Holly Rock" is also a pretty catchy tune that I`m pretty sure will have some folks singing along to the hook. "Krush Groovin`", the final song on the soundtrack is probably the DoPeST of the bunch - a collabo` joint featuring Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, The Fat Boys & even Sheila E. So there ya have it a lil` run down of the soundtrack for ya, if you`re an `80's baby I`m sure this will hold your interest for 3 quarters of an hour anyway . So go` head & check it out & even if you`re not from the `80's it`s definitely an intersting listen...

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Released: 1985

1. (Krush Groove) Can`t Stop The Street {Chaka Khan}
2. I Can`t Live Without My Radio {LL Cool J}
3. If I Ruled The World {Kurtis Blow}
4. All You Can Eat {Fat Boys}
5. Feel The Spin {Debbie Harry}
6. Holly Rock {Sheila E.}
7. She`s On It {Beastie Boys}
8. Love Triangle {Gap Band}
9. Tender Love {Force M.D.`s}
10. Krush Groovin` {The Krush Groove All Stars (Fat Boys, Run DMC, Sheila E. & Kurtis Blow)}


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