It’s been over 24 years since the release of the iconic Space Jam film starring the goat Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. We all know and love the joy it brought to us as younger children and teenagers and it is certainly a warm feeling to have the sequel with Lebron James among us. The highly anticipated movie not only came with great moments for the newer generation to cherish, but it is the soundtrack that provided more substance overall. If you had some high expectations for it, you’re in luck because if it was classified as an emoji, it would be the flame emoji for sure. Today, we’re graced with Space Jam: A New Legacy along with its star-studded soundtrack.
The soundtrack for the first Space Jam movie was huge, going platinum six times thanks to songs like “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” and artists like Monica, Quad City DJ’s, and D’Angelo. Now, the lineup for the soundtrack to Space Jam: A New Legacy is in full effect and it does a good job of giving the Space Jam soundtrack a run for its money.
“This is legacy-building type of stuff. Space Jam is so revered in the hearts of people young and old. And now the next generation is going to be able to get the same experience from this one,” 24kGoldn shared with Rolling Stone about his track with Lil Wayne. One of the groups joining 24kGoldn and Weezy on the soundtrack is Salt-N-Pepa, the only one that appears on both the 1996 and 2021 soundtracks.
The 16-track effort includes musical contributions from Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin, Lil Wayne, 24kGoldn, SZA, Saint JHN, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Damian Lillard (aka Dame D.O.L.L.A.), G-Eazy, P-Lo, White Dave Symba, and Saweetie. Make sure to check out Space Jam: A New Legacy and vibe out to the accompanying LP.