The soundtrack for director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, here on vinyl LP (12" album,
33 rpm), is a veritable window into the hip-hop/contemporary R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered
with "new jack" era slabs of wax from the likes of Public Enemy (the iconic "Fight the Power"),
summer party staples from E.U. ("Party Hearty") and Teddy Riley ("My Fantasy"), and deep slow
jams from Perri and Al Jarreau, it's the perfect background for a hot night in the city, and like the
film itself, it's both frivolous and foreboding.