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He Got Game
Soundtrack by Public Enemy
Released April 21, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 48:10
Label Def Jam
Producer The Bomb Squad, D. R. Period, Spike Lee (exec.)
Professional reviews
Public Enemy chronology
Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age
(1994)
He Got Game
(1998)
There's a Poison Goin' On
(1999)

He Got Game is a soundtrack album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released April 21, 1998 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. Their sixth studio album, it is also the group's last album for the Def Jam label and serves as the soundtrack for Spike Lee's 1998 film of the same name. The album debuted at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 46,282 copies in its first week.[11] Upon its release, He Got Game received generally positive reviews from most music critics.[12]

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Resurrection" – 4:20
  2. "He Got Game" – 4:46
  3. "Unstoppable" – 3:14
  4. "Shake Your Booty" – 3:45
  5. "Is Your God a Dog" – 5:08
  6. "House of the Rising Son" – 3:16
  7. "Revelation 33 1/3 Revolutions" – 4:11
  8. "Game Face" – 3:17
  9. "Politics of the Sneaker Pimps" – 3:16
  10. "What You Need Is Jesus" – 3:29
  11. "Super Agent" – 3:35
  12. "Go Cat Go" – 3:48
  13. "Sudden Death (Interlude)" – 2:04

Chart history

Chart (1998) Peak
position[13]
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Top R&B Albums 10

Personnel

Credits for He Got Game adapted from Allmusic.[14]

  • 4Kast – vocals (bckgr)
  • Leonard Bernstein – conductor
  • Corey Brewer – associate producer
  • Alice Butts – design
  • Chris Champion – engineer
  • Aaron Copland – conductor
  • Jack Dangers – scratching, programming, producer, emax
  • Dolo – engineer
  • Abnes Dubose – producer
  • (Ex) Cat Heads – executive producer
  • Paul Falcone – engineer
  • Gary G-Wiz – producer
  • Reeves Gabrels – guitar
  • Ben Garrison – engineer
  • Gerard Gashkin – photography
  • Rawle Gittens – engineer
  • Rasheed Goodlowe – engineer
  • Bill Green – executive in charge of music
  • Charles Harbutt – engineer
  • Chris Haynes – engineer
  • David Lee – photography
  • Spike Lee – liner notes, executive producer
  • Ken Lewis – mixing
  • Paul Logus – guitar, engineer, mixing
  • London Symphony Orchestra – performer
  • Ricco Lumpkins – engineer
  • Jonathan Mannion – photography
  • Kathy Nelson – executive producer, executive in charge of music
  • New York Philharmonic – performer
  • Joseph M. Palmaccio – mastering
  • Gordon Parks – photography
  • John Penn II – engineer
  • David Phelps – guitar
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – performer
  • Tony Prendatt – engineer, mixing
  • Mario Rodriguez – mixing
  • Johnny Juice Rosado – scratching
  • Danny Saber – programming, producer
  • Eric "Vietnam" Sadler – production consultant
  • Gary Schultz – producer
  • Shabach Community Choir – choir, chorus
  • Hank Shocklee – producer, executive producer
  • Keith Shocklee – producer
  • Alex Steyermark – music supervisor
  • Ted Wohlsen – engineer
  • Kerwin Young – bass, keyboards, producer

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: He Got Game. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith. Review: He Got Game. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  3. ^ DeRogatis, Jim. "Review: He Got Game". Chicago Sun-Times: May 10, 1998.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: He Got Game". The Village Voice: October 1998.
  5. ^ Diehl, Matt. Review: He Got Game. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  6. ^ Johnson, Brett. Review: He Got Game. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  7. ^ Poulson-Bryant, Scott. Review: He Got Game. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  8. ^ Columnist. "Review: He Got Game". Spin: 137–138. August 1998.
  9. ^ Harrington, Richard. "Review: He Got Game". The Washington Post: D.05. April 29, 1998. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  10. ^ Johnson Jr., Billy. Review: He Got Game. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  11. ^ Farber, Jim. The Next Wave at No.1 'Titanic' Soundtrack Yields to Top Berth to Dave Matthews. New York Daily News. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  12. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Biography: Public Enemy. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  13. ^ Billboard Albums: He Got Game. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.
  14. ^ Credits: He Got Game. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.

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