check out pharrell’s summery soundtrack for dope

The track listing is packed with hip hop classics, features LolaWolf and lists four tracks by mystery band “Awreeoh”.

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03 June 2015, 3:14pm

With Pharrell in charge, the soundtrack for the hotly anticipated hip hop high-school comedy / drama Dope, was always going to be super fun. Heavy on the old school hip hop, it features Rebel Without a Pause by Public Enemy, Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest and Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature.

Zoë Kravitz, who plays Nakia in the film, also features on the soundtrack with a track called Dirty Feeling by her band LolaWolf, and there are four tracks by mystery band Awreeoh. A bit of digging on Pharrell's social media feeds reveals that Awreeoh is the name of the fictional band in Dope.

Geeky trio Malcolm, Jib and Diggy - actors Shameik Moore (who found fame on the cartoon network), Tony Revolori (the bellboy from The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Kiersey Clemons (Transparent) - perform the happy-sounding tracks Can't Bring Me Down, Go Head, Don't Get Deleted and It's My Turn Now. The soundtrack does not appear to feature A$AP Rocky, who plays a drug dealer in the film.

Dope is out in cinemas on the 4th of September 2015.