When it comes to great films, I think it’s important for them to have a soundtrack that represents the film’s theme so effortlessly. The films that I’ve chosen are guaranteed to be among the list of many movie/music lovers when it comes to favorite soundtracks. Simply put…these soundtracks will never go out of style.

 

The Beautiful Ones - Prince

Movie’s release year: 1984

Favorite track: “The Beautiful Ones” by Prince

 

Movie’s release date: 1995

Favorite track: “Count On Me” by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans

 

Movie’s release year: 1997

Favorite track: “Hopeless” by Dionne Farris

 

Movie’s release year: 1996

Favorite track: “Missing You” by Brandy, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, and Tamia

 

 

Movie’s release year: 1997

Favorite track: “We’re Not Making Love No More” by  Dru Hill

 

 

Movie’s release year: 1991

Favorite track: “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd

 

 

Movie’s release year: 1996

Favorite track: “On The Line” by Michael Jackson

 

Movie’s release year: 1994

Favorite track: “Anything” by SWV

 

 

 

Movie’s release date: 1994

Favorite track:  “Crooklyn” by Crooklyn Dodgers

 

 

Movie’s release date: 1998

Favorite track: “Your Home is in My Heart” Chante Moore and BoyzIIMen

 

Movie’s release year: 1999

Favorite track: “What You Want” by The Roots

It was 1995 when the film, ‘Panther’, hit theaters. ‘Panther‘ tells the story of a guy name Judge, who returns home from Vietnam, beset by violence and police brutality/discrimination. Judge’s friend, Cy, tells him about a group (panthers) he’s organizing. Cy convinces Judge to join him, with the mission to end the violence and police brutality/discrimination. However, Judge becomes pressured by police to become an informant against one of the other leaders of the Panther organization. I haven’t watched a movie that raw in quite a long time. The soundtrack

At that time, I remember the impact ‘Panther’ had on me. In my late teens, the film’s story made me more aware of what the Panthers were all about and the changes that were needed (and still need today). The soundtrack was also impressive. One of my favorites was the inspiring single, “Freedom”, by some of the best female R&B/soul and Hip-Hop artists of that time.

Not only was I inspired by the song, but seeing all of my favorites come together was everything!

There are two versions. The “rap” version was FIYAH!!!

Hit play to both versions below!

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