January 7, 2024 by
Nation Hip-Hop, Alex Wallace

On January 7, 1997, the soundtrack of the movie "Space Jam" marked the history of music with the release of the single "Hit 'em High (The Monstar Anthem)".

This film, famous for bringing together basketball icons such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, also brought together some of the greatest actors and rappers of the time.

The song, produced by Quad City Dj’s, quickly captivated the audience with its contagious energy and powerful lyrics. Hit 'em High" managed to climb to the 37th position of the Billboard Top 100, adding a notable musical success to the overall impact of the film.

This single marked a historic collaboration by bringing together hip-hop heavyweights, including B Real of Cypress Hill, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan. 

Each of these artists brought their distinctive style, creating a unique synergy that amplified the impact of the song.


The cultural influence of "Hit 'em High" has endured over the years, testifying to the power of collaboration between iconic artists. The fusion of music, film and sports in this project has left a mark in the history of pop culture in the 90s, solidifying the place of hip-hop on the big screen.



Nation Hip-Hop, Alex Wallace January 7, 2024