Various Artists - Belly OST      
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written by Hugo Lunny    
Belly. This film sounds dope, all I know though is it stars Nas & DMX with T-Boz and Meth fitting in somewhere along the line plus a not very well known man, I think his name is.... Hype Williams?

Anyway, the soundtrack isn't too bad. The 18 track deep accompaniment features a wide range of people from Lady to Ja Rule. All of which come up to a very good standard, some of the best tracks include 'Grand Finale,' the title cut featuring DMX, Method Man, Nas and Ja Rule singing the hook, plus a little bit of NWA thrown in as the beats. Another one of the best cuts is 'Windpipe' by RZA, ODB and Ghostface. The track is brilliant, I cracked up when I heard ODB sing "Now what party can you go to, And we ain't there you bitches acting like you don't care" because his voice really makes him sound drunk on this.

The album also has has some different styles to hip hop, there is some rn'b with some tracks by D'Angelo (the lovely 'Devils Pie') Jerome and Sparkle. Though the best track (non-hip hop) is 'Top Shotter' it features DMX but is essentially a dance hall style cut, it has an intoxicating vibe to it..

The thing that surprised me was the track 'Story To Tell.' I never really felt anything (so far) by Ja Rule, until I heard this, he comes off really well, much better than anything he's previously done (eg 'Kill 'Em All').

'I Wanna Live' by Braveheart was a surprise. It seems that Nas is in a new group with a couple of other people including a relative of his; a J. Jones. The track is produced by the Trackmasters and it actually sounds quite good, ironically enough.

'Sometimes' by Noreaga featuring Maze is okay but Noreaga seems to be getting more and more commercial with each track he writes.

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