VA - Kidulthood Soundtrack (UK/2006/Mp3/192) - Kevmo..
A tough gritty UK drama set in the dense urban sprawl of West London calls for an equally tough soundtrack,
and what better way to represent bleak urban reality than to showcase the cream of this country's Grime and Hip-Hop talent.
Vinyl scratches and sparse beats augment the brooding tension of tracks such as Water Torture by Cee Why, and The Streets' Stay Positive.
As the onscreen drama unfolds with tales of playground drug use, teenage suicide and bullying, good time party tunes aren't the order of the day.
Akala spits out tough street logic backed by a mournful, looping string refrain on Roll Wid Us. Dizee Rascal shows what a helium-fuelled
cheeky chap he is on Jus' A Rascal. The women get a shout with Shystie's tough fronting on Woman's World, and UK hip-hop hero Roots Manuva flexes
his rhyming credentials, offering a welcome dose of funk on Witness.
* 1. Trevor's Uncle - Skit
* 2. Kidulthood [opening theme] - Angel (2)
* 3. Water Torture - Cee Why & Tommy Evans/Jehst
* 4. Stay Positive - Streets
* 5. I've Got A Roll Up - Skit
* 6. Roll Wid Us - Akala
* 7. Jus' A Rascal - Dizzee Rascal
* 8. Woman's World (Gurlz Stand Up) - Shystie
* 9. We Ain't Backin' You No More - Skit
* 10. Day To Day Basis - Skinnyman
* 11. What Would you Do - Angels From Angel City
* 12. Turned Away - Audio Bullys
* 13. I'm Gonna Bang Dem Up - Skit
* 14. It's Murda - Klashenkoff
* 15. Witness - Roots Manuva
* 16. On The DL - Angel (2)
* 17. Supo Mungam - Arkane
* 18. POW - Lethal Bizzle
* 19. Give Me One Good Reason - Skit
* 20. All Thing To All Men - Cinematic Orchestra & Roots Manuva
* 21. Kidz [acoustic] - Plan B
* 22. GCSE - Black Twang & K9
* 23. Smart Bastard - Mitchell Brothers
* 24. Up Your Speed - Sway
* 25. I Was Lost - Wiley