Besides from the numerous cameos, one attribute that has always made Entourage stand out is the series’ music. Whether it was top-tier artists such as Kanye West previewing future smashes (“Good Life”) or proudly independent rappers like Skyzoo getting a good look (“Popularity”), fans of the show were always given an opportunity to be put up on Hip-Hop they normally wouldn’t have been privy to.
What’s not broke can’t be fixed and the Entourage movie soundtrack subscribes to much of the same. Instead of recruiting buzzworthy names of today’s industry to roll the dice in attempts of creating something great, music supervisor Scott Vener kept it familiar and adding some classic East Coast records to be the foundation for the score. Songs like Mobb Deep’s “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”, Noreaga’s “Superthug” and Jim Jones’ “Fly High” are nestled in between newer joints in Pharrell’s “Hunter” and Diplo, DJ Snake and Big Freedia’s “Drop.”
“My favorite part about the music of ‘Entourage’ is having the ability to play any genre of music without it feeling out-of-place,” Vener says, while touching on his song selection process. Entourage director Doug Ellin couldn’t have agreed more.
“Music has always been an integral part of ‘Entourage’ and the movie is no different,” says Ellin. “The music itself, like the boys and like Los Angeles, is another character that we hope the audience falls in love with.”
The Entourage movie soundtrack is currently available on iTunes for the taking. The album cover can be seen below.