Other than embodying the word down to a T, Grammy-winning crooner and super producer Pharrell Williams was pegged to curate the soundtrack for the upcoming film, “DOPE.” For the 15-track project, P came up with a variety classics, from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Nas, Naughty By Nature, Gil Scott-Heron, Digital Underground, and more.
Speaking to REVOLT recently, P filled us in on the theme and inspiration behind the soundtrack’s classic feel. “The blueprint for the soundtrack was basically dictated by everything that’s going on in the film,” he shared. “Specifically the ’90s hip-hop heads, it needed to be something that allowed their characters to breathe and represent what they did without trying to be too ’90s or trying to be too whatever. It just took the essence of the different music that we liked in the ’90s.”
Other than reaching back to the classic records for the soundtrack, Pharrell also contributes four new songs under the “Awreeoh” moniker, which happens to be the name of the band that the three main characters in the film play under. “DOPE” hits theaters on June 19.
The DOPE Soundtrack Features Six Pharrell Tracks