BOYZ N THE HOOD SOUNDTRACK MAKES DOUBLE-VINYL DEBUT
Soundtrack For Director John Singleton’s Groundbreaking
1991 Masterpiece Gets A First-Time 2LP U.S. Commercial Release On September 27
On September 27, Qwest/UMe is set to release the groundbreaking, multi-genre Boyz N The Hood soundtrack on double vinyl in two different color options: black and translucent blue. This will mark the first time the soundtrack for Boyz N The Hood has been reissued on vinyl since the album’s initial release on July 9, 1991. This special new 2LP edition also honors the indelible legacy of Boyz N The Hood director and soundtrack executive producer John Singleton, who sadly passed away in April 2019 at age 51.
Boyz N The Hood, a coming-of-age film starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, and Laurence Fishburne (then billed as Larry Fishburne), followed the trajectory of three friends growing up in early-’90s South Central L.A., and it established Singleton as an insightful chronicler of the then-shifting urban landscape. At the time, urban film soundtracks were also on the rise, and Boyz N The Hood (which reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart) built on the success of the popular soundtracks for March 1990’s House Party and January 1991’s New Jack City. For his part, Singleton would go on to direct 1993’s Poetic Justice, 1995’s Higher Learning, 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, and 2011’s Abduction (his final film). He also co-created the acclaimed TV crime drama, FX’s Snowfall, which began airing its third season in July 2019.
Though Singleton is no longer with us, his film legacy lives forever on. Boyz N The Hood not only served notice that he was a force to be reckoned with from behind the lens, but that his wide-ranging taste in music also fit the flavor of the times. And now, the far-reaching Boyz N The Hood soundtrack is properly represented just as it should be, on double vinyl.
BOYZ N THE HOOD SOUNDTRACK [black vinyl & translucent blue vinyl]
Boyz N the Hood Online
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