Butter (1998 film)

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Directed byPeter Gathings Bunche
Produced byPaul Hertzberg
Written byPeter Gathings Bunche
Starring Ernie Hudson
Nia Long
Donnie Wahlberg
Tony Todd
Music byJoseph Williams
CinematographyNancy Schreiber
Edited byDaniel Duncan
CineTel Pictures
Butter Films
World International Network (WIN)
Distributed by HBO Films
Artisan Entertainment
Release date
  • October 13, 1998 (1998-10-13)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language English

Butter (known as Never 2 Big in the United States) is a 1998 action film starring Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Tony Todd and Donnie Wahlberg. It originally premiered on HBO as an HBO Original Film. It was later released to video by Artisan Entertainment as Never 2 Big in 1998 and on DVD in 2001.


The film follows corrupt record company executives who kill a singing sensation with a lethal injection rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers.



Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMarch 31, 1998
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Label Relativity
Producer Kay Gee, DJ Paul, Juicy J, The Beatnuts, E-A-Ski, CMT

The soundtrack to the film was released on March 31, 1998, through Relativity Records and consisted of hip hop and R&B music.

Track listing

  1. "Work"- 3:21 (Naughty by Nature, Mag & Castro)
  2. "Butta"- 3:48 (E-A-Ski)
  3. "Smiling Faces Sometimes"- 4:47 (Polyester Playaz)
  4. "Triple Six Klubhouse"- 2:44 (Lord Infamous)
  5. "M.O.B."- 4:06 (Hussein Fatal)
  6. "Broken Down"- 4:27 (Vincent Brantley)
  7. "No Ways Tired"- 4:54 (Nancey Jackson)
  8. "Pain"- 6:14 (Ohio Players)
  9. "Big Boy"- 3:31 (Indo G)
  10. "Sorry But It's Over Now"- 4:23 (Michelle Mitchell)
  11. "Hit 'Em"- 3:53 (Three 6 Mafia)
  12. "Off the Books"- 3:03 (The Beatnuts, Cuban Link & Big Punisher)
  13. "Superhero"- 4:22 (Christopher Williams)

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