Shaft full tracklist revealed featuring Grammy nominee Quavo
WaterTower Music has dropped the full theme song from the new Shaft movie, titled “Too Much Shaft.” Performed by Grammy-nominated rap artist Quavo and Saweetie, the song release also came with the announcement of the film’s digital and physical soundtrack release dates. The digital version is now available for pre-order and is scheduled to be released on June 7 while the CD version will be up for sale on the same day as the film premieres on June 14.
In addition, the complete tracklist for the film’s soundtrack has also been revealed with Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz composing most of the original scores. The soundtrack also includes a new version of the Shaft theme which was remix by The Math Club.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jesse T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
Tim Story (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises) directs this all-new take on a legend. The film also stars Regina Hall (Girls Trip, Barbershop: The Next Cut), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Apocalypse), Matt Lauria (TV’s Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), Titus Welliver (Argo, TV’s Bosch), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (Keanu, Train Wreck), and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.
John Davis (Game Night, Joy) produced the film under his Davis Entertainment banner.
Shaft is written by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, TV’s Black-ish) & Alex Barnow (TV’s The Goldbergs), based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Serving as executive producers are Tim Story, Ira Napoliello, Kenya Barris, Marc S. Fischer, Richard Brener and Josh Mack.
Shaft will debut in theaters on June 14. It will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Netflix.