Various Artists — Soundtrack: Above the Rim (1994)

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By Scott Goldfine

Thanks to the involvement of fresh R&B and rap artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, SMV, Aaron Hall and 2Pac, this aural companion to the basketball film “Above the Rim” is not unlike listening to your local urban contemporary radio station for 77 minutes.

In other words, it’s a highly consistent set of new soul and gangsta rap that should delight fans of those styles.

GRADE: B

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