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The Juice Soundtrack dropped on December 31, 1991

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The early ’ was a pivotal time in . The Juice soundtrack backed the film starring Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, and others in a hood tragedy that defined the era when east coast boom bap gave way to west coast gangsta rap. The album featured Rakim with the titular track subtitled “Know the Ledge,” an eery reference to the fatal ending of the film. It also featured songs by Salt’n’Pepe, , , and Cypress Hill.

The soundtrack was released on MCA Records and peaked at number 17 on the US 200 and number 3 on the rap charts. On its 30th anniversary, it’s important to note how pivotal this soundtrack was at the time. and other top talent made memorable appearances on a format that is all but extinct in the era.

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