Django Unchained Theme Song
Usually I am far from a fan of music that brings artist from the dead to create a hit. However, it could be my love for both of these artist, or i my love for this upcoming movie. But I like what I hear. Django Unchained is a movie premiering Christmas day starring Jamie Fox- a slave-turned-bounty hunter , who sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner(Leonardo DiCaprio).
The song, titled “Unchained,” mashes up classic tracks by two legendary performers, James Brown’s “The Payback” and 2Pac’s “Untouchable.” Also included are sound snipppets of dialogue from the film. On top of it all is the bombasitc, now-recognizable horn section.
I’m a fan of this collaboration because it’s two classic artist from opposite ends of music genre and different eras, brought together. However, I like the fact that it kept the soulful vibe over the Hip-hop gangster rhythm (few producers can pull it off), particularly because Payback is my favourite James Brown song.