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R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson & Nick Cannon Will Appear on the Chi-Raq Soundtrack


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R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Cannon are among the entertainers who have contributed to the soundtrack for Spike Lee‘s upcoming film, Chi-Raq.

The project also includes appearances from Kid Ink, Mali Music, Jhene Aiko, as well as local gospel singer Kevon Carter.  The Chi-Raq soundtrack will be available December 4, the same day the film hits theaters.

“I’m honored and excited to share with you the great music from CHI-RAQ,” says Spike Lee. “Thank you for listening to the established and brand new artists. Real music folks. Peace and love. Ya-dig? Sho-nuff.”

Hudson also stars in the film, alongside an all-star cast that includes fellow Illinois natives Common and John Cusack, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven.

Here’s the soundtrack’s official track list:

“Pray 4 My City” — Nick Cannon   
“Put the Guns Down” — R. Kelly feat. Tink
“Contradiction_ — Mali Music feat. Jhené Aiko
“Born in Chicago” —  The Bruce Hornsby Band feat. Eryn Allen Kane & Sasha Go Hard              
“Sit Down for This” — Mali Music
“Desperately” — Sam Dew
“Simple Treasure” — Davis feat. Kid Ink
“I Want to Live” — Kymm Lewis   
“My City” — Nick Cannon
“WGDB” — Kevon Carter
“I See the Light” — Sophia Byrd
“All Power” — Cinque Cullar      
“I Run” — Jennifer Hudson        


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