From “What You Want,” the keyboard-driven opening track by The Roots (featuring Jaguar) to the disc’s last cut -- a touching, male-bonding ballad “The Best Man I Can Be” by crooners Ginuwine, R.L., Tyrese, and Case - THE BEST MAN soundtrack masterfully blends banging rap tunes with simmering ballads and high octane, danceable R&B. Despite it's title, however, THE BEST MAN's most breathtaking moments are provided by women. Lauryn Hill who scores a technological coup adding her distinctive alto to the vocals of the late Bob Marley on “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and an ultra-sultry Me'Shell Ndegéocello eases through “Untitled.” For sweet, slow songs such as Beyoncé Knowles and Marc Nelson offer a charming duet on “After All Is Said And Done”; Eric Benét's whispers through “Poetry Girl,” and Kenny Lattimore's ode to physical perfection on “Beautiful Girl.” Add a couple of scorned-woman testimonials from Faith Evans (the wicked, “Best Man”) and LaTocha Scott (finger-wagging, “Liar, Liar,”) and THE BEST MAN ripples with enough funky soul essentials to make it a winner of a soundtrack, in a leauge with such ‘90s urban classics as LOVE JONES and WAITING TO EXHALE).
Performance CreditsBob Marley Track Performer
Marc Nelson Track Performer
Charles Gray Viola
Jamey Jaz Keyboards
John Kennedy Violin
Joshua Koestenbaum Cello
Tom Kornacker Violin
Meshell Ndegeocello Track Performer
Mike Sobieski Violin
Kevin Wyatt Bass
Faith Evans Track Performer
Roots Track Performer
Maxwell Track Performer
Kenny Lattimore Track Performer
Hyacinthe Tlucek Violin
Case Track Performer
Eric Benét Track Performer
Ginuwine Track Performer
Allure Track Performer
Lauryn Hill Track Performer
Helen Foli Violin
Liz Sobieski Violin
Leonard Hubbard Bass
LaTocha Scott Track Performer
James "Big Jim" Wright Keyboards,Vocals
Sporty Thievz Track Performer
Tyrese Track Performer
Beyoncé Knowles Track Performer
Sygnature Track Performer
RL Track Performer
John Scott Guitar
Scott Storch Keyboards
Technical CreditsLisa Brown Executive Producer
Xavier Smith drum programming
Christine Wilson Artwork,Art Direction
Bonnie Greenberg Executive Producer
Poke & Tone Producer
Scott Storch Composer
John "Jubu" Smith Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Best Man based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
I loved this movie. It took me forever to find that song title for the Stevie Wonder song!!! I don't know why it was not included. Great cast and acting, enjoyable storline... what's not to love?
I have to say that the best man soundtrack is rather nice. There are a lot of nice songs,the beats are nice, the lyrics are nice, and the combination of differnet voices together sounds so good. The producers, writers, and singers should take there hats off to their self, because it was a good product done very well.
THE MOVIE WAS VERY GOOD AND SO WAS THE ALBUM.
Saw the movie, and I had to buy the album! I also had to buy other music featured in the film but not on the soundtrack, in order to treasure the feelgood factor, inspired by the film! This album truly reflects the mood created by the movie...SUPERB!
Howdy, great movie, good soundtrack, but wondering if anyone can tell me the name of the song (its not on the soundtrack) that plays a couple of times in the movie, most notably in the final scences during the funky dancing at the wedding? post here or email me, would be most appreciative! thanks
This soundrack is one of the best collaborations between all my favorite artists that I have yet to see.