On December 4, RCA Records/40 Acres And A Mule will release CHI-RAQ – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, from Spike Lee’s newest film. Executive produced by Lee, the 13-song disc will feature newly written material performed by award-winning Chicago natives R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson and Sam Dew, as well as Nick Cannon, Mali Music and Jhene Aiko. The soundtrack also features local Chicago artists Eryn Allen Kane, Kymm Lewis, Kevon Carter and more.
The soundtrack is available for pre-order now on all digital stores. As with previous Spike Lee joints, music plays an integral role in this film. The movie’s powerful message is reflected in songs such as Nick Cannon’s “Pray 4 My City,” that embodies the essence of his character Chi-Raq, a rapper addressing the harsh realities of his environment, and Kevon Carter’s self-reflecting “WGDB,” which examines and seeks solutions for the violence happening in Chicago.
Directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott, Chi-Raq features an all star cast including: Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
“I’m honored and excited to share with you the great music from CHI-RAQ,” says Spike Lee. “Thank you for listening to the established and brand new artists. Real music folks. Peace and love. Ya-dig? Sho-nuff.”
CHI-RAQ arrives exclusively in theaters nationwide on December 4, see the full track listing below:
CHI-RAQ – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
01. Pray 4 My City – Nick Cannon
02. Put The Guns Down – R. Kelly feat. Tink
03. Contradiction – Mali Music feat. Jhené Aiko
04. Born In Chicago – The Bruce Hornsby Band feat. Eryn Allen Kane & Sasha Go Hard
05. Sit Down For This – Mali Music
06. Desperately – Sam Dew
07. Simple – Treasure Davis feat. Kid Ink
08. I Want To Live – Kymm Lewis
09. My City – Nick Cannon
10. WGDB – Kevon Carter
11. I See The Light – Sophia Byrd
12. All Power – Cinque Cullar
13. I Run – Jennifer Hudson
To pre-order the soundtrack, or see the trailer, visit http://www.chi-raqsoundtrack.com/