Adrian Younge is clearly a very busy man – not content with composing film scores, being an entertainment law professor and running a record store in LA he has also found time to produce records for the likes of Delfonics, Ghostface Killah and most recently, Souls of Mischief – yet thankfully he has found the time to grace Bonafide with his 5 favourite film scores.
Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly
This is a landmark blaxploitation soundtrack that had a positive message and served as the basis for many future hip hop productions.
Air – Virgin Suicides
One of the best psychedelic and progressive albums within the last twenty years.
Bill Conti – Rocky
Sadly slept on album that has a ton of breaks and excellent composition.
Francis Lai – Love Story
Another slept on album that shows the synthesis between ‘70s funk and classical European cinematic music.
Ennio Moriccone – Metti Una Sera A Cena
Morricone has scored over 500 films and this is one of his finest pieces.
There Is Only Now, a collaborative LP with Souls of Mischief featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg is out August 27th, read Bonafide’s interview with Souls of Mischief here.