One thing that is not up for dispute is just how incredible the soundtrack was - and still is. Everybody knows the Coolio track "Gangsta's Paradise" and for good reason too. It's a knockout, much like the video. However, there are plenty of other excellent tracks on there that are great examples of that era of hip-hop and r&b, and especially the female-performed side of it (which so many people conveniently and sadly ignore), which is so perfect that listening to modern day comparisons is nigh on depressing. Below are several songs from the soundtrack, with "Paradise" getting a big window because... well, don't you agree that it deserves it? I do. Plus it has Michelle Pfeiffer gettin' all up in ya grillz, dawg (???)
24K, "Don't Go There (Respect)"
Wendy & Lisa, "This is the Life"
Rappin' 4-Tay, "A Message For Your Mind"
Sista feat. Craig Mack, "It's Alright" (Sista is actually a group that Missy Elliot fronted early in her career)
Coolio feat. LV - "Gangsta's Paradise"