DEF JAM TO RELEASE MUSIC FROM & INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE “TOP FIVE”
MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE TOP FIVE TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 9th ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS
TOP FIVE, WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY AND STARRING CHRIS ROCK, AND PRODUCED BY SCOTT RUDIN AND ELI BUSH, OPENS NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 12th, FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES
QUESTLOVE SERVES AS EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCER AND CO-COMPOSER ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
HIP-HOP SOUNDTRACK FEATURES JAY Z, KANYE WEST, THE ROOTS, SLICK RICK, DMX, LL COOL J, PUBLIC ENEMY, JADAKISS, JA RULE, YOUNG CHRIS FEAT. RICO LOVE, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, SALT-N-PEPA, RAKIM, AND SCARFACE
(Nov. 24, 2014 – New York, NY) Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), will digitally release the music from and inspired by the motion picture TOP FIVE on December 9th. The star-packed film, written, directed by and starring Chris Rock, tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. TOP FIVE, produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush and distributed by Paramount Pictures, opens nationwide on December 12th.
On December 9th, Def Jam will release the digital-only TOP FIVE soundtrack album. The hip-hop centric collection, with classic tracks drawn primarily from the Def Jam catalog, opens with “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” by DMX and closes with “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy. The all-star tracklist will also include music from JAY Z, Kanye West, Slick Rick, LL Cool J, Jadakiss, The Roots, and Ghostface Killah, as well as cuts from Salt -N- Pepa, Scarface, Ja Rule, Rakim, and Young Chris feat. Rico Love.
In addition to Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson, TOP FIVE also stars Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah, with cameos by many other A-listers. TOP FIVE was produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, and co-produced by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Kanye West, with Questlove serving as both Executive Music Producer and co-composer of the film’s original music score (with co-composer Ludwig Göransson). TOP FIVE was financed by Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s IACF.
TOP FIVE tracklist:
- “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” by DMX
- “When I B on tha Mic” by Rakim
- “Doin’ It” by LL Cool J
- “A$$-ETS” by Young Chris feat. Rico Love
- “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa
- “It’s Murda” by Ja Rule
- “Niggas In Paris” by Kanye West & JAY Z
- “Children’s Story” by Slick Rick
- “On My Block” by Scarface
- “The Champ” by Ghostface Killah
- “How I Got Over” by The Roots
- “We Gonna Make It” by Jadakiss
- “Fight The Power” by Public Enemy