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When We Were Kings On the night of Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali dethroned heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman. The soundtrack for When We Were Kings,...When We Were KingsSoundtracks, R&B On the night of Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali dethroned heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman. The soundtrack for When We Were Kings,...1997-02-14
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When We Were Kings

Genre: Soundtracks, R&B; Producer (group): DAS, Mercury Records

On the night of Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali dethroned heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman. The soundtrack for When We Were Kings, which documents that landmark match in Kinshasa, Zaire — and its adjunct music festival — features knockout live performances from old pros like B.B. King and James Brown. But some whippersnapper rappers nearly steal their thunder: Joining forces on the new track ”Rumble in the Jungle,” Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Forte offer up smooth hip-hop that’s as royal as anything by the old-timers.