Like most soundtracks, What's the Worst That Could Happen? has its peaks and valleys.
Like most soundtracks, What's the Worst That Could Happen? has its peaks and valleys. The combination of newcomers and veteran acts creates an uneven set that is kept afloat by a few stellar turns. Singer/rapper Sara Jane is impressive on "Everywhere You Go." Employing the standard paint-by-numbers staccato track, Jane's ability to rhyme and sing capably is no small feat. Former Bad Boy star Craig Mack makes his return on an interesting duet of sorts. "Wooden Horse" merges Mack's skills with a Frank Sinatra sample. The song, which began making its rounds at radio last year, is a reminder of just how charismatic a lyricist Mack is. The crown jewel here is the "pairing" of Erick Sermon and Marvin Gaye on "Music." Sermon, known for his superb productions, has crafted another hit—this time lifting a rare sample from the legendary Gaye that perfectly expresses the duo's shared love of the artform.––RH