Object of Sound: Great Movie Soundtracks

February 26, 2022

Soundtracks are the unsung heroes of film.

Hanif Abdurraqib

Object of Sound host Hanif Abdurraqib and New York Times critic at large Wesley Morris shared the stage at On Air Fest for this raucous, joyful tribute to the original movie soundtrack.

Recorded at On Air Fest, this was the first episode of Object of Sound to be captured in front of a live audience. Join Wesley and Hanif as they guide us through four of their all-time favorite Black movie soundtracks, from Do the Right Thing (1989) to Love and Basketball (2000), from Boomerang (1992) to Belly (1998).

Mentioned in this episode:
The music video for Eric B. & Rakim’s Know the Ledge
Ernest R. Dickerson's Juice (1992)
Reginald Hudlin's Boomerang (1992)
Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing
Gina Prince-Bythewood's Love and Basketball (2000)
Hanif's piece On Warnings, in the Paris Review.
Hype Williams' Belly (1998)
The music video for Ja Rule’s Kill Them All, also directed by Hype Williams