The soundtrack to Denzel Washington’s new film “American Gangster” arrives in stores November 6 with classic blues, R&B and hip hop tracks from such artists as Anthony Hamilton, Lowell Fulson, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Womack, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers, and Public Enemy. Anthony Hamilton, who has a small cameo roll in the movie performing live, heads the soundtrack with the first single âDo You Feel Me,â which was written by Grammy award winning songwriter Diane Warren. âI just sung it like I wanted to,â Hamilton tells Singersroom. âWe took time to revamp the music, then I had to vocally and soulfully deliver the song to the level it needed to be.â Hamilton says âAmerican Gangsterâ is one of his top gangstaâ films next to âScarfaceâ but people should watch the movie for what it really is and not idolize it. He tells Singersroom, âI mean there are going to be those that are naÃ¯ve and theyâre going to try to go off and imitate some of these images and then theyâre gonna get caught up. But for me personally Iâm not getting caught up in nothingâ¦I got enough going on with just living a regular life. With doing music, being a cook, and being a father, I donât have time to be playing gamesâ¦I gotta go get groceries.â The final album track listing is as follows: 1). Do You Feel Me (Anthony Hamilton) 2). Why Donât We Do It In The Road? (Lowell Fulson) 3). No Shoes (John Lee Hooker) 4). Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack) 5). Stone, Cold (Anthony Hamilton) 6). Hold On Iâm Cominâ (Sam & Dave) 7). Iâll Take You There (the Staple Singers) 8). Canât Truss It (Public Enemy) 9). Checkinâ Up On My Baby (Hank Shocklee) 10). Club Jam (Hank Shocklee) 11). Railroad (Hank Shocklee) 12). Nicky Barnes (Hank Shocklee) 13). Hundred Percent Pure (Marc Streitenfeld) 14). Frank Lucas (Marc Streitenfeld) Read Anthony Hamiltonâs interview with Singersroom here.
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