Soundtrack is fully packed with heat seeking tracks that have taken radio hostage for a span of over ten months collectively.
With the hyphy movement in full effect E-40 claims his spot on the soundtrack with the help of The Federation on the song “Go hard or Go Home” which plays out as a dance ballad within the movie where DJ displays his best Street dances. Also representing the hyphy movement, is The Pack with the west coast anthem track “Vans”. Too Short’s group The Pack brings Vans shoes to the extended hood with Atari video game laden melodic beats that creatively surround the Oakland group’s swagged out rhythmic rhymes which accompany vicious change ups that set the platform for club fun. The smash hit single “Poppin'” by Chris Brown who also stars in the movie, adds extra sex appeal to the flavorful soundtrack. Also crooning on the album is Ne-Yo with “Sign me up” where he attempts to persuade a lady to allow him to access her love.
Stomp the Yard features various artists from different genres of music also such as R.E.D. 44, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Cut Chemist, Edan, Mr. Lif, Onslaught, Bone Crusher and Public Enemy. Ghostface Killah makes a special appearance with his song “Champ” where he claims his “arts are crafty” referring to his rhyme skills. He shows that he has come back with vengeance with lines such as “Who wants to battle the Don?” Ghostface takes you back to the chambers of the Wu with clever word patterns and schemes that were prevalent in making the Wu-Tang Clan a household name. Unk also grazes the soundtrack with his massive hit “Walk it Out” which is also featured on the Norbit original soundtrack score. With track after track of heated bangers the hits continue with Huey’s “Pop, Lock & Drop it” where he claims “You’ll probably roll with me cause its money in my pocket/ But before then I gotta see you Pop, Lock & Drop it.” Also dropping in on Stomp the Yard is Memphis’ own Al Kapone aka Kapeezy with his street anthem “The Deepest Hood”. He returns to the silver screen from Hustle and Flow’s “Whoop Dat Trick” with an updated version thanks to Young LC with Sweat the Track Productions and Alkatraz productions where he states “This ain’t a funny game/ its ride or die with us/ you wreckless eye balling/ that’s violation bruh/ no hesitation bruh/ we swarming like a horde of bees/ with zero understanding/ meaning yo a-s is O to tha V.”
Overall Stomp the Yard illustrates the intensity displayed within the movie with hit after hit from artists who are presently creating the largest buzzes in the industry. One may get lost on a few tracks where the executive producer Sylvain White adds high energy rock to the mix of a hip-hop laden album. But hey, what’s a soundtrack with just one type of music? The Stomp the Yard Soundtrack does a good job of following DJ through his struggles, dreams, and triumphs.