BEST SHOT SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE ON WATERTOWER MUSIC
YOUTUBE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES FEATURES THE MUSIC OF COMPOSING DUO HYLTON & YOFFEE
(July 19, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music has proudly announced today’s release of the soundtrack to Best Shot, the YouTube Original documentary series that follows ESPN Analyst and former NBA star Jay Williams as he mentors Newark Central High School’s basketball team. Working with Newark native Coach Shawn “OG” McCray, Williams will lend his NBA-caliber expertise to cultivate a winning spirit by helping this team of young men achieve their greatest potential. The series is directed by Emmy nominee John Michael Warren and executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter from SpringHill Entertainment as well as Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Jordan Wynn from Boardwalk Pictures.
The music for the series was created by the composing duo Hylton & Yoffee who have collectively racked up Billboard #1 albums with Nicki Minaj, Arianna Grande, and Keyshia Cole, and composed music for the campaigns of Star Wars Force Awakens, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Jungle Book, among others. Yoffee currently scores the #1 show on Disney, Andi Mack, and has scored television series for MTV, the CW, Showtime and Netflix.
The resulting soundtrack for Best Shot is a hybrid of hip-hop & film music, created by utilizing the songwriting camp process familiar in the pop world mixed with traditional scoring techniques. “The look into the lives of these young men from Newark Central has been an amazing canvas for music because of the depth of emotion portrayed on screen,” explained the composing duo. “We approached the original music in much the same way we create songs for record labels & pop artists but instead we treated the show as the artist and developed songs in the same way we would develop an album.”
Singers, rappers and a bevy of musicians were recorded for the show’s music, which features 20 powerhouse tracks culled from the show’s original score – including ten original songs. Three songs feature one of Interscope’s newest artists, Mereba, and three feature vocalist Scotty Grand who has been the creative director for Jordin Sparks, JoJo and Keke Palmer. “There was also a desire to harken back to the musical history of Newark,” described Hylton and Yoffee. “So we called on jazz legend Gary Thomas, who has toured with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin; and Russell Kirk who has performed with Parliament Funkadelic, Sam Rivers, Terri Lynne Carrington and Jill Scott. We were able to write extremely detailed pieces because we knew exactly who would be performing them and were familiar with their particular strengths.”
The Best Shot soundtrack is now available for streaming and purchase. The track list is as follows. All music by Roahn Hylton & Jacob Yoffee.
• Success Story (feat. Scotty Grand)
• Clear Your Mind (feat. Oh Gosh)
• Game Time (feat. Nabeyin, Waju & Jax)
• Big Shot (feat. Mereba)
• Wassup (feat. Jax ,Cam Archer & Nicklaus Gray)
• Bag (feat. Nicklaus Gray, Mereba, Waju, Cam Archer)
• Loss (feat. Gary Thomas)
• Leave This Town (feat. Mereba)
• Rise (feat. Russell Kirk)
• Layup (feat. Nicklaus Gray and Cam Archer)
• 3 Man Weave (feat. Nabeyin, Waju, Nicklaus Gray, Jax & CJ)
• Band of Brothers (feat. Scotty Grand)
• Gimme Some (feat. Mereba)
Jump Out The Gym (feat. Nicklaus Gray & Cam Archer)
• We All We Need (feat. Scotty Grand)
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About SpringHill Entertainment
SpringHill Entertainment is the entertainment and content company created by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter. Named after the public housing complex where James grew up in Akron, Ohio, SpringHill Entertainment develops creative content across a variety of platforms including digital, documentary and feature films, and scripted and unscripted TV. SpringHill’s growing portfolio of compelling and aspirational content includes a scripted drama series on Madame C.J. Walker with Octavia Spencer for Netflix and NBC’s hit primetime game show, The Wall, which has been picked up for season three. The production company is gearing up to release an HBO documentary on the great Muhammad Ali with acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, a multi-part NBA documentary film series for Showtime, Best Shot with Jay Williams for YouTube Premium and the powerful docuseries Warriors of Liberty City for Starz.
Other upcoming projects include drama series Top Boy with Drake and Adel "Future" Nur for Netflix, the David Meyers’ helmed feature Hustle for Legendary, as well as the action comedy Public Enemy with Channing Tatum’s Free Association and a fresh take on the classic House Party at New Line.
About Boardwalk Pictures
BOARDWALK PICTURES is an award-winning production company that develops and produces premium non-fiction content with an emphasis on high-quality, storyteller-driven entertainment.
Founder and President Andrew Fried started Boardwalk Pictures in 2010 working jobs deemed too small for larger studios. Now, the company is in production on 10 projects at Netflix and 2 projects at STARZ, in addition to BEST SHOT with Lebron James’ Spring Hill Entertainment for YouTube Premium.
The multiple Emmy-nominated show Chef’s Table was Netflix’s first original documentary series, and with other previous hits like Fearless and Last Chance U, Boardwalk Pictures has emerged as a forward-thinking tastemaker at the vanguard of today’s rapidly evolving media landscape.
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