Belly (soundtrack)
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Belly Soundtrack
Belly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Belly st.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 3, 1998
Recorded1997-98
Studio
  • Battery Studios (Chicago, IL)
  • Chicago Trax Recording Studio (Chicago, IL)
  • Electric Lady Studios (New York, NY)
  • Clinton Recording Studio (New York, NY)
  • The Hit Factory (New York, NY)
  • Daddy's House Recording Studio (New York, NY)
  • Quad Recording Studios (New York, NY)
  • Alien Flyers (New York, NY)
  • The Idea Lounge
  • D&D Studios (New York, NY)
  • Carriage House Studios (Stamford, CT)
  • 36 Chambers Studio (New York, NY)
  • Mirror Image West
  • The Source Sound Lab
  • Sound Factory (New York, NY)
  • The Music Palace (New York, NY)
Genre
Length70:13
LabelDef Jam Recordings
Producer
Singles from Belly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  1. "Grand Finale"
    Released: October 27, 1998
  2. "Devil's Pie"
    Released: October 31, 1998
  3. "What About"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Belly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to Hype Williams' 1998 film Belly. It was released on November 3, 1998 through Def Jam Recordings and featured production from the likes of Poke & Tone, Dame Grease, Sean Combs and Swizz Beatz. The soundtrack was a success, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and spawned the single "Grand Finale" by rappers DMX, Method Man, Nas and Ja Rule. "Grand Finale" made it to #63 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #18 on the Hot Rap Songs. Four music video singles were released for "Grand Finale", "What About", "Movin' Out" and "Tommy's Theme".

The song "Top Shotter" was used as the entrance song for John Howard at UFC 101.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."No Way in, No Way Out" (performed by Lady)R. KellyR. Kelly4:34
2."Devil's Pie" (performed by D'Angelo)DJ Premier5:20
3."Grand Finale" (performed by DMX, Method Man, Nas and Ja Rule)
4:37
4."Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (performed by Jerome)Sean "Puffy" Combs3:03
5."What About" (performed by Sparkle)R. KellyR. Kelly4:43
6."Two Sides" (performed by Hot Totti)Dame Grease3:50
7."Movin' Out" (performed by Mýa, Raekwon and Noreaga)Knobody5:03
8."Top Shotter" (performed by DMX, Sean Paul and Mr. Vegas)
Tony "CD" Kelly3:22
9."Story to Tell" (performed by Ja Rule)
  • Irv Gotti
  • Lil' Rob
3:48
10."Crew Love" (performed by Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek)Derrick Trotman3:47
11."Sometimes" (performed by Noreaga and Maze)
EZ Elpee5:04
12."We All Can Get It On" (performed by Drag-On)Swizz Beatz3:17
13."Militia Remix" (performed by Gang Starr, Rakim and WC)
  • DJ Premier
  • GuRu (co.)
3:38
14."Windpipe" (performed by RZA, Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty Bastard)RZA4:48
15."Pre-Game" (performed by Sauce Money and Jay-Z)
Spencer Bellamy1:51
16."Tommy's Theme" (performed by Made Men and The Lox)
Hangmen 34:22
17."Some Niggaz" (performed by Half-a-Mil)
Poisoned Ivy3:06
18."I Wanna Live" (performed by Bravehearts)
  • E. Gray
  • J. Jones
  • M. Epps
  • J. Olivier
  • S. Barnes
  • N. Jones
Poke & Tone4:51
Total length:1:13:04

Personnel

  • Abdul Haqq Islam - executive producer (track 7)
  • Andy Katz - recording (track 13)
  • Anthony Grant - performer (track 16)
  • Anthony Harmon - bass guitar (track 1)
  • Anthony "CD" Kelly - producer & recording (track 8)
  • Anthony Kilhoffer - programming & recording (track 1)
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering (track 13)
  • Byron Rickerson - assistant recording (track 1)
  • Chandra Crawford - backing vocals (track 1)
  • Chris Brickley - recording (track 5)
  • Christopher Martin - producer (tracks: 2, 13), mixing (track 13)
  • Claude Reynolds - assistant engineering (track 8)
  • Clifford Smith - performer (track 8)
  • Clifford Smith Jr. - performer (track 3)
  • Corey Woods - performer (track 7)
  • Crystal M. Johnson - vocal arranger (track 7)
  • Cynthia Jernigan - backing vocals (tracks: 1, 5)
  • Damon Blackman - producer & recording (track 6)
  • Dave O'Donnell - assistant engineering (track 15)
  • David Styles - performer (track 16)
  • Dennis Coles - performer (track 14)
  • Derrick Trotman - producer (track 10)
  • Dexter Thibou - assistant engineering (track 13)
  • Doug Wilson - mixing (track 7)
  • Dragan ?a?inovi?-?a? - recording (track 7)
  • Dwight Equan Grant - performer (track 10)
  • Earl Simmons - performer (tracks: 3, 8)
  • Ed Raso - recording (track 4)
  • Eddie Sancho - engineering (track 13)
  • Eugene Gray - performer (track 18)
  • Franchon Priolenau - A&R
  • Gail Hansen - A&R
  • Gordon Chambers - backing vocals & vocal producer (track 4)
  • Greg Landfair - guitar (track 1)
  • Harold "Hype" Williams - executive producer
  • Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. - producer (tracks: 3, 9), A&R, executive producer
  • Jabari Jones - performer (track 18)
  • Jason Phillips - performer (track 16)
  • Jasun Wardlaw - performer (track 17)
  • Jean-Claude Olivier - producer (track 18)
  • Jean-Marie Horvat - mixing (track 4)
  • Jeff Vereb - assistant mixing (track 1)
  • Jeffrey Atkins - performer (tracks: 3, 9)
  • Jeffrey Backues Neal - performer & producer (track 16)
  • Jeffery "J Dub" Walker - producer (track 4)
  • Jermain Baxter - performer (track 18)
  • Jerome Childers - performer (track 4)
  • Jerome Foster - producer (track 7)
  • Joey Donatello - programming & recording (track 1)
  • John Bynoe - producer (track 16)
  • John Montagnese - assistant recording (track 13)
  • Julie Greenwald - management
  • Kasseem Dean - producer (track 12)
  • Ken "Duro" Ifill - mixing (tracks: 3, 9, 18)
  • Kendall D. Nesbitt - backing vocals & keyboards (track 1)
  • Kenny Ortiz - recording (track 16)
  • Kevin Crouse - mixing (track 11)
  • Keith Edward Elam - performer & co-producer (track 13)
  • Kimberly A. Jefferson - backing vocals (track 1)
  • Kristin A. Partee - backing vocals (track 1)
  • Lamont Porter - producer (track 11)
  • Larry Sturm - programming & recording (track 1)
  • Lyor Cohen - executive producer
  • LaVita Raynor - performer (track 6)
  • Malik Deshawn Cox - performer (track 10)
  • Marco Ennis - performer (track 16)
  • Marcus Vest - bass (track 6)
  • Mario Rodriguez - mixing (track 16)
  • Mark Hines - producer (track 17)
  • Melvin Jason Smalls - performer (track 12)
  • Michael Epps - performer (track 18)
  • Michael Eugene Archer - performer (track 2)
  • Michael J. Allen - performer (track 11)*Mike Koch - assistant engineering (track 15)
  • Miles "Nastee" Balochian - recording (track 17)
  • Mýa Harrison - performer (track 7)
  • Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones - performer (tracks: 3, 18)
  • Patrick Viala - mixing (track 8), recording (tracks: 3, 9-11)
  • Percy Bady - additional keyboards (track 5)
  • Raymond Scott - performer & producer (track 16)
  • Rich Keller - mixing & recording (tracks: 6, 12)
  • Rick Behrens - assistant recording (track 5)
  • Robert Diggs - performer & producer (track 14)
  • Robert Kelly - backing vocals & producer (tracks: 1, 5)
  • Robert "Lil' Rob" Mays - producer (tracks: 3, 9)
  • Ron Lowe - assistant mixing (track 5)
  • Roy Hamilton - backing vocals & drum programming (track 1)
  • Russell Elevado - mixing & recording (track 2)
  • Russell Jones - performer (track 14)
  • Samuel Barnes - producer (track 18)
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs - producer (track 4)
  • Sean Divine Jacobs - performer (track 16)
  • Sean Paul Henriques - performer (track 8)
  • Shawn Carter - performer (tracks: 10, 15)
  • Spencer Bellamy - producer (track 15)
  • Stan Wood - programming & recording (track 1)
  • Stephanie Edwards - performer (track 5)
  • Stephen George - mixing & recording (tracks: 1, 5), programming (track 5)
  • Ted Wohlsen - mixing (track 7)
  • Tina Davis - A&R
  • Todd Gaither - performer (track 15)
  • Thomas Coyne - mastering
  • Tommy Uzzo - mixing & recording (track 15)
  • Troy Hightower - mixing & recording (track 15)
  • Victor Santiago - performer (tracks: 7, 11)
  • William Loshawn Calhoun Jr. - performer (track 13)
  • William Michael Griffin Jr. - performer (track 13)
  • William Raynard Greer - backing vocals (track 1)

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ DiBella, M.F. "Belly - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "American album certifications - Soundtrack - Belly". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2020.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.

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