Freedom Writers Soundtrack: Listen to all songs with scene descriptions

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 13 songs that can be heard in the movie “Freedom Writers”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.


All 13 songs featured in “Freedom Writers”:


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"When The Ship Goes Down" by Cypress Hill
Timestamp: 0:03 | Scene: Eva narrates as she and her boyfriend are embroiled in a shoot out with another gang. She runs off and is beaten up by another gang.
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"Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty By Nature
Timestamp: 0:06 | Scene: Erin gets ready for the first day at school. Students arrive at school. One guy is caught spray painting.
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"Keep Ya Head Up" by 2Pac
Timestamp: 0:18 | Scene: Erin plays the song in class to help them understand rhyme.
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"Code of The Streets" by Gang Starr
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: The kids move seats after Erin tells them to. Eventually they start leaving and finally, fighting.
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"Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets
Timestamp: 0:22 | Scene: Eva and Sindy put on their clothes and make-up. They both go out with their friends and end up in the same connivence store. Some kid gets angry at a video game and another is shot by Eva's friend.
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"Listen!!!" by Talib Kweli
Timestamp: 0:38 | Scene: Erin leaves the school after getting a dressing down in the staff room by fellow teacher. They looks at the students in their respective groups.
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"Officer" by The Pharcyde
Timestamp: 0:57 | Scene: Erin and her father stop the car to pick up Andre for the trip.
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"Keep Ya Head Up" by 2Pac
Timestamp: 1:05 | Scene: A guy disposes of a gun. Marcus writes in his book - I miss my moms.
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"This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan
Timestamp: 1:18 | Scene: The students decide to hold a fundraiser to raise money. Erin organises the visit. Margaret shows newspaper headlines to the principal.
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"Colors" by will.i.am
Timestamp: 1:32 | Scene: Eva and Sindy sit together in class on their own after school has finished. More students join them. The class have dinner and generally get on well.
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"A Dream" by Common (Feat. will.i.am)
Timestamp: 1:51 | Scene: Closing scenes. 1st song in end credits.
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"It's R Time" by Jeannie Ortega (Feat. Gemstar and Big Mato)
Timestamp: 1:54 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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"Change" by Darrius "Mista Sniper" Garrett
Timestamp: 1:56 | Scene: 3rd song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, strive and pursue an education beyond high school.

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