The soundtrack Above the Rim
is an example of how all soundtracks should sound. Coordinated by Dr. Dre
, the record is a virtual catalog of the cutting edge of hip-hop and urban R&B in 1994, featuring stars as well as unknowns that wind up making a big impression. Every artist turns in a first-rate song, but the real attraction of the record is Warren G
.'s hit single, "Regulate," which straddles the line between rap and soul with grace and style.