not-your-negroLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the documentary I Am Not Your Negro. The album features the film’s original original music composed by Alexei Aigui (The Horde). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday 17 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonI Am Not Your Negro is directed by Raoul Peck, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and focuses on James Baldwin’s unfinished novel, Remember This House, which centers on the story of race in modern America. The movie premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and was honored last month with an Academy Award nomination in the Best Documentary category. To learn more about the film, which was released in theaters earlier this month by Magnolia Pictures, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. I Am Not Your Negro (0:46)
2. Demonstration (0:35)
3. Remember This House (1:34)
4. Witness (2:24)
5. Menace (1:48)
6. Paying My Dues (1:19)
7. I Must Sketch Now (2:14)
8. Purity (1:14)
9. Sad News (2:20)
10. Illusions (1:02)
11. FBI Memorandum (1:28)
12. Friendship Disappeared (0:38)
13. Riots (2:12)
14. Reconciliation (0:53)
15. Journey (0:39)
16. I Can’t Be a Pessimist (feat. James Baldwin) (1:36)
17. Letter (1:19)
18. What I’m Trying To Say To This Country (0:50)
19. Letter 2 (0:48)
20. Malcolm X Murdered (0:46)
21. Unfinished Manuscript (1:10)

  1. Zee Habibi says:

    Absolutely amazing film! Relevant timing.
    LaLa Land looks silly next to this masterwork! Loved this movie. Everyone should see it.

  2. su says:

    Movie is amazing and a must see. So important, heartbreaking, and inspiring. The message is relevant to now, and we need to listen to it.

    Also, soundtrack is great. Where can we find the rap song that plays during the ending credits? it doesn’t seem to be on the soundtack sold on itunes. Thank you.

  3. who sings the song mother dear in the movie?

    • Puppies McFarland says:

      Written by Jerry Moore, Dudley Randall
      © Melody Trails
      Performed by the Tennessee State University Students (2006)
      Music and Arrangement by Bransen Edwards
      Piano by Steve Conn
      Vocals by Santayana Harris & Kameka Word
      Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Bradley

    • Puppies McFarland says:

      Ballad of Birmingham

  4. Truth says:

    Cherry picks data from the past to perpetuate victimhood today. Bobby was right in predicting a president, and if any young black person stays in school, holds off having kids til marriage and gets a job, the future is theirs. Dont fall into this “woe is me” because it will comebtrue.

  5. Bransen Edwards says:

    The song is called Ballad of Birmingham and it was incorrectly credited to Jerry Moore. It was actually created by myself and two other students at Tennessee State University. We are working on correcting that as well as transcribing the song for sheet music.

    • Hoyle Osborne says:

      Dear Bransen Edwards,
      We were deeply moved by “I Am Not Your Negro.” We were particularly struck by your excellent song. We would be most interested in knowing when the sheet music becomes available.

    • D.K. Uzoukwu says:

      Do you have any plans to release it as a single for streaming? The song made me sit up in my seat!

  6. TonyD says:

    Does anyone know the song that plays during the dance scene when the 1976 movie “Pressure” ?