The Skip 5 Show #15: Melodie & 12 O’Clock – Stay With Me
From the 2000 soundtrack to one of my favourite movies, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, this is a hip hop excursion with lovely vocals in the R&B vein. It becomes meditative through repetition, which is a power all its own, and the mood fits the tone of the movie perfectly. Whomever put this soundtrack together nailed it. I am in no way qualified to talk with any authority about rap and hip hop, I just know what I like when I hear things, and this one is alright by me.
Interesting Fact: I am still looking for an affordable copy of the Japanese release of this soundtrack, which is completely different from the common release, containing mostly instrumentals from the film among other things. It’s a main priority Grail List item. It’s been years I’ve wanted it, and the longer it goes, the more expensive it gets!