That’s My Jam – The Nutty Professsor Soundtrack

That’s My Jam is a weekly feature where one person from the Selective Hearing staff goes to wax poetic about music that is pivotal to their musical tastes. Whether that would be an album, a song, or anything in-between. We all had to start somewhere. This week: The Nutty Professor soundtrack.

Nutty Professor Soundtrack Cover

Release Date: June 4, 1996

Track Listing

  1. Case feat. Foxy Brown – Touch Me, Tease Me
  2. Montell Jordan feat. Slick Rick – I Like
  3. Trigger Tha Gambler feat. D.V. Alias Khrist & Smoothe Da Hustler – My Crew Can’t Go For That
  4. Monica feat. Treach (Naughty By Nature) – Ain’t Nobody
  5. Richie Rich, D’wayne Wiggins & Rame Royal – Pillow
  6. Az Yet – Last Night
  7. Dos of Sol – Come Around
  8. Warren G feat. Malik – We Want Yo Hands Up
  9. Jay-Z & Foxy Brown – Ain’t No N***a
  10. Def Squad – Breaker 1, Breaker 2
  11. LL Cool J – Doin It Again
  12. 12 O’Clock feat. Raekwon – Nasty Immigrants
  13. Da Basement – Love You Down


The soundtrack to the 1996 re-make of the Nutty Professor is a compilation of Hip-Hop and R&B released through Def Jam Recordings. It features several chart-topping singles, including Ain’t Nobody, I Like, Ain’t Nobody, Ain’t No N***a and Last Night. The last song was the highest charting, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This compilation is a fine collection of Urban music with an equal level of street and soul. Sure, none of the songs have much to do with the actual film, and perhaps it’s a wee bit Def Jam-heavy (no real surprise, though); but as you can see from the introduction, there were a lot of great songs that many who grew up in this era of music can look back on with fond memories.

The most notable track on this album is Az Yet’s Last Night. These guys were considered real competitors to Boyz II Men’s powerhouse. And to be fair Last Night is one hell of an R&B love jam. It is hella cheesy, though, with its description of a night of lovemaking.

But at least it’s tasteful and not full of crude sexual innuendo. Unfortunately, the group could never follow up properly past their cover of Chicago’s Hard To Say I’m Sorry.

Also worth mentioning are the appearances of Foxy Brown. She has two on this album; it was back when she could still hear and had a harder flow. That is the Foxy Brown I tend to remember instead of the shadow of what she became as her career, and her hearing faded.

Overall this is a great example of why people hold the 90’s in such high regard when it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B. For me; it brings back many memories of when I was hardcore into Urban music. Think of it this way, replace J-Pop with this stuff, and that’s how deep I was back in the day.

Listening back, I wonder what happened to Urban music because stuff sure isn’t like this anymore. Perhaps I’ve aged out. If this is old-man music, I’m certainly not gonna complain.

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