February 14, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

Juice

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
performer
Omar Epps, Khalil Kain, Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah
director
Ernest R. Dickerson
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Ernest R. Dickerson
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama
We gave it an A

The Juice soundtrack — now leaping up the pop charts — is an essential element of the movie, serving to heighten the dramatic tension as effectively as the actors. The soundtrack’s executive producer, hip-hop megamastermind Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy, Bell Biv DeVoe) has assembled a collection of new and old tracks by a who’s who of street music, ranging from hot newcomers Naughty By Nature to New Jack Swing pioneer Teddy Riley. There are many surprises: Shocklee produces a track by Big Daddy Kane that is the most compelling three minutes that the rap vet has recorded in years, and hard-core rap favorites like EPMD, Too $hort, and Cypress Hill crew contribute material that can’t be found on any of their albums. Sparkling with otherwise hard-to-find gems, this soundtrack should send rap fans rushing out to record stores, while offering the uninitiated a crash course in what’s hot on the street. A

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