Soul legend Curtis Mayfield curated the soundtrack to the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, creating one of the finest soundtracks of all time and a ’70s soul/funk classic. When Director X decided to re-make the film in 2018, he handed on Mayfield’s baton to rapper Future, who also produced the movie. The result might not match up to Mayfield’s effort (which, considering it’s one of the very few soundtracks in history to outgross the accompanying film, would be almost impossible anyway), but its hip-hop heavy tracklist still stands up exceptionally well. Here’s how we rank all the songs on the Superfly soundtrack.
23. What’s Up With That – Future featuring 21 Savage
21 Savage pops up twice on the Superfly soundtrack, once with G Herbo and once with the soundtrack’s curator, Future.
22. No Shame – Future featuring PartyNextDoor
Of all the songs on the soundtrack, it was this collaboration between Future and PartyNextDoor that got released as the lead single.
21. Tie My Shoes – Young Thug
Listen out for the sample of Blasé by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Future and Rae Sremmurd on this standout track from Young Thug.
20. If You Want It – Sleepy Brown featuring Scar
As one-third of the Atlanta-based production team Organized Noize, Sleepy Brown has penned hits for everyone from TLC to Outkast. On If You Want It, he steps up to the mic along with fellow rapper Scar.
19. Stains – Future
Future shows off his versatility once again on the excellent Stains.
18. Show My Chain Some Love – Future featuring Young Thug
Future and Young Thug smash it out the park on their collaboration Show My Chain Some Love.
17. Nowhere – Future
Future spends most of the Superfly soundtrack collaborating with other artists. On Nowhere, he shows he doesn’t need anyone else to make him look good.
16. R.A.N. – Miguel
As soulbounce.com says, this 2018 hit for Miguel has an almost anthemic power ballad quality. The rich foundation of keys, strings, and drums complements Miguel’s seductive vocals perfectly, but the earthy lyrics keep things grounded.
15. New Goals – French Montana
French Montana’s career may have taken a backseat to his legal troubles over the last couple of years, but back in 2018, he was still best known for delivering the goods on songs like New Goals.
14. This Way – Khalid with H.E.R.
Gabriella Wilson (or H.E.R, as she’s best known) brings the soul to the Superfly soundtrack on this joint effort with 4x platinum singer Khalid.
13. That’s How I Grew Up – G Herbo featuring 21 Savage
21 Savage makes his second appearance on the Superfly soundtrack with the hard-driving That’s How I Grew Up with G Herbo.
12. Walk on Minks – Future
Accompanying the scene in which Snow Patrol makes it rain in the club while wearing mink is the aptly titled Walk on Minks by Future.
11. Trappin’ So Hard – Rich the Kid with Rico Love
We’re might be more used to hearing Rico Love collaborate with Usher, but here, he delivers a standout performance alongside Rich the Kid.
10. Please Forgive – Lecrae with Sean Garrett and Crystal Nicole
Crystal Nicole is best known as a songwriter and producer, with credits that include Beyonce’s Lemonade and Rihanna’s Only Girl (In the World). She’s also collaborated with Lecrae on several songs, including Was It Worth It, Give In, and Pease Forgive from the Superfly soundtrack.
9. Find My Way Out – HoodCelebrityy
Three years after she went viral when Cardi B started posting about her breakthrough single Wine Pon It, HoodCelebrityy landed a record deal and a place on the Superfly soundtrack with Find My Way Out.
8. Rep Yo Click – Lil Jon featuring Bangladesh, Freeway, and Cyhi the Prynce
Lil John heads up an all-star cast of Bangladesh, Freeway, and Cyhi the Prynce on the hugely hooky Rep Yo Click.
7. Money Train – Future featuring Young Thug and Gunna
Young Thug’s protégé Gunna shows off his trademark melodic flow on this collaboration with Young Thug and Future.
6. Struggles – Future featuring Sleepy Brown
Future knocks it out of the park again on this collaboration with Sleepy Brown.
5. Bag – Future featuring Yung Bans
Future teams up with fellow Atlanta native Yung Bans on this super catchy summer jam.
4. Drive Itself – Future featuring Lil Wayne
Considering it was produced by 808 Mafia and features Lil Wayne, Drive Itself was always going to be one of the highlights of the Superfly soundtrack, which is exactly what it is.
3. La Dueña – A.CHAL (feat. Darrell)
As Genius says, Peruvian artist A.CHAL’s sound has been described as occupying “the negative space between hip hop, R&B, chillwave, and pop music.” If that’s as clear as mud, the hazy hip hop of this little gem from the Superfly soundtrack should help throw some light on it.
2. Georgia – Future featuring Young Thug
Future and Young Thug join forces for several songs on the Supertrack soundtrack, with Georgia ranking among the best.
1. Capone Suite – Rick Ross featuring Smif-N-Wessun
If you want to understand why MTV once voted Rick Ross the ‘Hottest MC in the Game,’ this song from the Superfly soundtrack should do it.