Since 1984: “He Got Game” Soundtrack Released in 1998

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On this day in Def Jam history, Public Enemy released the “He Got Game” soundtrack on Def Jam Recordings.

He Got Game is a soundtrack and studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released on April 21, 1998, by Def Jam Recordings.[2] It was released as the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s 1998 film of the same name and was the group’s last album for Def Jam.[3]He Got Game was produced by members of the Bomb Squad, along with producers Abnes Dubose, Danny Saber, D. R. Period, and Jack Dangers.

The album sold poorly upon its release and peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200. Its single, the title track, charted at number 16 in the United Kingdom, where the album reached number 50. He Got Game was well received by music critics, who praised its melodic sound and Chuck D’s lyrics.

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