Daily Archives: May 23, 2017
Stax Records is reissuing Melvin Van Pebbles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song soundtrack on May 26th. Earth, Wind & Fire performed the music for the soundtrack that marketed the film to audiences that were hesitant to see the X-rated movie. For the first time, the album will be available digitally and the vinyl has been remastered from the original analog tapes. New liner notes from music critic Jeff Weiss and Pebble’s son Mario who directed New Jack City are included with the reissue.
Pebble’s film was self-released and became required watching by The Black Panthers because it captured a lot of the frustration felt by Black communities. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song grossed $10 million making it the most successful independent film at the time. The movie was a game-changer that opened the doors for the Blaxploitation era and films like Shaft and Super Fly.
The reissue is part of Stax Records’ 60th-anniversary celebration and can be pre-ordered now.
“Just bulletproof dopeness” and he also used A Tribe Called Quest; “The analogy I say is that, I want Season 2 to be ‘The Low End Theory. Low End Theory, if you’re a hip-hop fan, you know that that’s A Tribe Called Quest’s second record. The first record, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, was great, but then Low End Theory was the record that everyone says … when they think of A Tribe Called Quest taking it to the next level.”
Mike Colter, who plays the role of Luke Cage, hopes to see the show’s new season out early next year.