BAD BOY SET TO RELEASE “NOTORIOUS” SOUNDTRACK; SOUNDTRACK TO EAGERLY AWAITED BIOPIC FEATURES CLASSIC HITS FROM CULTURAL ICON NOTORIOUS B.I.G., PLUS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS AND NEW TRACKS FROM JAY-Z, JADAKISS, AND CJ WALLACE; THE “NOTORIOUS” SOUNDTRACK ARRIVES ON JANUARY 13TH
Bad Boy Records has announced the upcoming release of “NOTORIOUS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE.” The musical companion to the hugely anticipated Fox Searchlight motion picture event features timeless Notorious B.I.G. classics like “Juicy” and “Hypnotize” alongside never-before-released demos and new tracks by some of hip-hop’s biggest stars, including Jay-Z and Jadakiss. The album arrives in stores and online on January 13th, while Notorious hits theatres nationwide on January 16th.
The “NOTORIOUS” soundtrack is heralded by the Kanye West-produced single, “Brooklyn Go Hard,” performed by Jay-Z and featuring Santogold. The track has just shipped to multi-format radio outlets across the country, including Urban, Rhythmic, and Mixshow.
Furthermore, the soundtrack showcases an additional single, “Letter to B.I.G.” by Jadakiss (Feat. Faith Evans). Other highlights of the album include a new version of the Notorious B.I.G. milestone, “One More Chance/The Legacy (Remix),” featuring CJ Wallace and Faith Evans.
But at the heart of the soundtrack is the everlasting music of the Notorious B.I.G. Among the classics included on the collection are “Warning,” “One More Chance/Stay With Me Remix,” and “Kick In The Door” (see attached tracklisting). The album is highlighted by a number of previously unreleased demos, including “Microphone Murderer” and “Guaranteed Raw,” as well as the Notorious B.I.G.’s first-ever officially released track, “Party and Bullsh**,” (originally found the soundtrack to the 1993 film, Who’s The Man?).
A special edition of “NOTORIOUS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE” will be available exclusively at Target stores nationwide. The two-disc set includes an all-new documentary DVD,
Remembering Christopher Wallace, featuring exclusive, never-before-seen private interviews with the family members who carry on the Notorious B.I.G.’s memory, including his mother, daughter, and son.
Notorious is the extraordinary larger-than-life story of the late, great Notorious B.I.G. Born Christopher Wallace, the Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time. Truly a towering figure in the history of modern music, the Notorious B.I.G. was a one-of-a-kind MC, a gifted storyteller whose lyrical narratives about violent life on the streets were marked by a gritty, objective realism that gave a voice to a generation. Hailed by many as the greatest rapper of all time, the Notorious B.I.G.’s life was tragically cut short in March 1997, but more than a decade later, his music and message live on. A prolific poet of the streets, a charismatic performer, and an honest, impassioned storyteller, the Notorious B.I.G. remains a true superstar to this very day.
Directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Soul Food, Men of Honor) from an original screenplay by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker, Notorious stars Angela Bassett (ER, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Friday Night Lights, Miracle at St. Anna), and in his motion picture debut, Jamal Woodward as the Notorious B.I.G. The film is produced by Voletta Wallace, Wayne Barrow, Mark Pitts, Robert Teitel, and Trish Hofmann; the Executive Producer is Sean Combs for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment.
MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE”
Release Date: January 13, 2009
1. Notorious Thugs (Featuring Bone Thugs N Harmony)
3. Notorious (Featuring Lil’ Kim and Puff Daddy)
5. Party & Bullshit
7. One More Chance/ Stay With Me Remix
8. Brooklyn Go Hard (Performed by Jay-Z, Featuring Santogold)
9. Letter to B.I.G. (Performed by Jadakiss, Featuring Faith Evans)
10. Kick In The Door
11. What’s Beef
12. The World Is Filled (Featuring Too Short and Puff Daddy)
13. One More Chance/ The Legacy (Remix) (Featuring CJ Wallace and Faith Evans)
14. The Notorious Theme (Composed by Danny Elfman)
15. Microphone Murderer (Demo)
16. Guaranteed Raw (Demo)
17. Love No Ho (Original Demo Version)