Hardball. Let's face it. The movie is The Bad News Bears set in inner city Chicago, with a love story thrown in just for good measure. The soundtrack feels like it was made for Lil' Bow Wow, so its no surprise that the pint-sized rapper shows up on more than one track. The collection bounces back and forth from lighthearted hip-hop, like "Where's the Party At" and "Big Poppa," to heavier street songs like "Ghetto" and "You Can't Break Me." Much of the album is mediocre R&B and rap, but Mobb Depp's "Play," a soulful call to city youths, is a true gem. The songs are full of cute little baseball references and there's even an urbanized version of "Take Me out to the Ball Game." The soundtrack closes with a saccharine-sweet ballad from Xscape, just to let you know that this story has a happy ending.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998602526
catalogNumber: 86025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yvonne Gage   Choir, Chorus
Mobb Deep   Track Performer
Da Brat   Track Performer
R. Kelly   Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Vocals
Donnie Lyle   Bass,Guitar
Johnny Rutledge   Choir, Chorus
Xscape   Track Performer
Joan Collaso   Choir, Chorus
Big Tymers   Track Performer
Kendall D. Nesbitt   Keyboards
Sammie   Track Performer
Bow Wow   Track Performer
Paul Mabin   Choir, Chorus
Simbryt Whititngton   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
R. Kelly   Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer
Michael Denten   Engineer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Mannie Fresh   Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Larry Spencer   Engineer
Richard Travali   Engineer
Nasheim Myrick   Programming
Havoc   Producer
Chucky Thompson   Producer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Bryan Thomas   Engineer
Michael McQuarn   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Wirlie Morris   Producer
Brian Robbins   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Carl Robinson   Engineer
Rick Rock   Producer
Mike Tollin   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Michael Mauldin   Executive Producer
Ben Holt   Engineer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
Patrick Viala   Engineer
Andy Gallas   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer

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Hardball 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dude, this cd is filled with the hip-hop beat that this generation needs! Its got the R. Kelly, Jermaine Dupri, to Dra Brat! If u ain't got this cd now is the time to get it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hardball sountrack is an awesome sountrack, I listen to it every day. If you like rap or R&B then you'll love this cd. It features Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Sammi, The Lil Rascals, and many many more. You should also go out and see the movie Hardball because its great. Remember the best thing thing in life is showing up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is real music BABY
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is sooo tyght! it gots everything you need on here. the variety is sweet! they got all the cuts on here.jd, bow wow, sammie, zane, wayne, B.I.G,dmx and more! this cd is hot! if you havent gotten this yet, you needa get it! what is you wantin for?!