OMNIVORE TO RELEASE DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK FROM HULU ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “HOMEROOM” ON AUGUST 27TH
FEATURES MUSIC BY GOAPELE, REXX LIFE RAJ, DAME D.O.L.L.A., WHITE DAVE & DJD SHARP
Omnivore Recordings announced the official tracklist and lineup of Bay Area artists featured on the “HOMEROOM: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture” album, out Friday, August 27. Goapele, Rexx Life Raj, Dame D.O.L.L.A., White Dave, DJ D Sharp and more join emerging artist Elena (a.k.a. Elena Pinderhughes), who presents a powerful and deeply personal cover of Karina Nicks’ song “Rising Sun.” Karina, an aspiring singer, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 16 just as the film got underway in 2019. The film is dedicated to her.
“HOMEROOM: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture” features nine tracks including “Look at Us,” by Goapele featuring Rexx Life Raj, and two versions of “Rising Sun,” one performed by Elena and the other by Karina Nicks. The soundtrack also includes “Bigger Than Us,” performed by Dame D.O.L.L.A. featuring Paul Rey.
1. “Look at Us” – Goapele featuring Rexx Life Raj
2. “Hyphy”- Tia Nomore, Bruh from Last Night and Mikos da Gawd
3. “Bigger Than Us”- Dame D.O.L.L.A. featuring Paul Rey
4. “Keep It Player”- DJ D Sharp and Ian Kelly
5. “Pesos” by Studio_Dad, WADE08 & Tia Nomore feat. Lord Morgan, Wayne Mills & Pretty Bobby
6. “Climb”- White Dave & Elena
7. “Manifest” by Basi & Drew Banga
8. “Rising Sun” – Elena
9. “Rising Sun”- Karina Nicks
Film Synopsis: In “Homeroom,” Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year. Anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to uncertainty springing from a rapidly developing pandemic. Efforts to eliminate the school district’s police force unfold against the backdrop of growing nationwide demands for systemic change.
Directed by Peter Nicks, produced by Nicks and Sean Havey, and executive produced by Ryan Coogler. A Concordia Studio, Open’hood production, in association with XTR and Proximity Media.
“Homeroom” is Nicks’ final chapter in a trilogy of films – “The Waiting Room” (2012) and “The Force” (2017) – examining the relationship between health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland, CA over the past decade. All three documentaries are now available to watch on Hulu.