Here in this listicle Cracked includes Space Jam as one of six lousy movies which were completely outclassed by their great soundtracks. This is accurate, because Space Jam mostly sucks (Charles Barkley’s amusing cameos aside) and the album is great, but to demonstrate their point about the soundtrack, they reference “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, which is a bad song, a song which was cliched the moment it arrived and is composed primarily of stinking cheese. It’s the worst song on the soundtrack by a country mile.
What they should have referenced is of course this:
Five great MCs at the top of their game, all working G-rated rhymes, all of them clearly having a blast, and the result is a truly epic song. I honestly don’t think Method Man has ever done a better guest MC gig in his career. “Hit ‘Em High” has not left my WinAmp playlist/mp3 player since Space Jam came out, because it is fucking great.