Above the Rim (soundtrack)
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Soundtrack album by Various Artists


22 March 1994


1993-1994 at Aire LA (Los Angeles, California), The Hit Factory (New York City, New York), Larabee North (Los Angeles, California), Larabee West (Los Angeles, California), The Plant (San Francisco, California) and Skip Saylor (Los Angeles, California)


Hip hop, R&B, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, g-funk




Death Row/Interscope


2nd II None, Al B. Sure!, Suamana Brown, Louis Burrell (exec.), Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante Swing, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Tony "T." Green, Johnny "J", Suge Knight (exec.), Brian Alexander Morgan, Mr. Dalvin, Nikke Nikole, O.F.T.O., Paisley, Darryl Pearson, S. "Bright Eyes" Riley, Carl "Butch" Small, T.K.O., Sean "Barney" Thomas, Warren G

Above the Rim is the soundtrack to the 1994 film of the same name, released on Death Row Records and Interscope Records in 1994. Suge Knight served as executive producer alongside former Capitol Records executive Louis Burrell, while Dr. Dre served a supervising producer. The album is a mix of hip hop and R&B songs. 

It was the first soundtrack album and third album overall released by Death Row, and became an unexpected success. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and peaked on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at the #1 position, where it stayed for ten nonconsecutive weeks. 

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Anything" SWV Morgan Brian Alexander Morgan 4:07
2. "Old Time's Sake" Sweet Sable Brace, Miller, Strong Nikke Nikole, Def Jef (add.), Meech Wells (add.) 4:20
3. "Part Time Lover" H-Town DeGrate, Pearson DeVante Swing, Darryl Pearson (co.) 4:09
4. "Big Pimpin'" Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Nate Dogg, Big Pimpin' Delemond Arnaud, Broadus, Hale, Williams Dat Nigga Daz 3:59
5. "Didn't Mean to Turn You On" 2nd II None Barnett, Blake, McDonald 2nd II None, DJ Quik 4:38
6. "Doggie Style" DJ Rogers Brown, Pennon, Riley Suamana Brown, S. "Bright Eyes" Riley (co.) 4:33
7. "Regulate" Warren G, Nate Dogg Griffin, Hale Warren G 4:11
8. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" Thug Life Shakur Johnny "J" 4:53
9. "Gonna Give It to Ya" Jewell, Aaron Hart Caples, Hall Paisley 4:53
10. "Afro Puffs" The Lady of Rage, Snoop Doggy Dogg Allen, Arnaud Dat Nigga Daz, Dr. Dre 4:50
11. "Jus So Ya No" C.P.O. Edwards, Green Tony "T." Green, Carl "Butch" Small (co.) 4:06
12. "Hoochies Need Love Too" Paradise Brown, Riley S. "Bright Eyes" Riley, S. "Swoop" Brown, Herbert "Cap't Court" Small (co.) 4:42
13. "I'm Still in Love with You" Al B. Sure! Green, Jackson, Mitchell Al B. Sure! 3:47
14. "Crack 'Em" O.F.T.B. Blake, Bowens, Watkins, White, Williams DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O. 4:26
15. "U Bring da Dog Out" Rhythm & Knowledge Hall, Johnson, Thomas Sean "Barney" Thomas 4:01
16. "Blowed Away" B-Rezell DeGrate, McWilliams, Parker, Wrice DeVante Swing 4:07
17. "It's Not Deep Enough" Jewell Caples, Hailey Mr. Dalvin 4:29
18. "Dogg Pound 4 Life" Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt Arnaud, Broadus, Brown, Hale Dat Nigga Daz 5:00

Certifications[edit | edit source]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA) 3x Platinum 3,000,000
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