The Best Man

The Best Man



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).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646992425
catalogNumber: 69924

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob 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
?uestlove   Drums
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 Credits

Lisa 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

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The Best Man 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundrack is one of the best collaborations between all my favorite artists that I have yet to see.