Billboard Bits: Scarface, 'TransAmerica,' 'Holiday Celebration on Ice'
Scarface presents the Product, Dolly Parton drafts a new song for 'TransAmerica' and artists participate in 'Holiday Celebration on Ice.'Geto Boys principal Scarface and his new Underground Railroad Movement label have teamed up with Koch Records for the release of the rapper's latest effort, "One Hunnid." Due Feb. 7, the set is credited to Scarface Presents the Product, a duo comprised of San Francisco Bay-area artist Will Hen and Mississippi's Young Malice.
Scarface appears on the majority of the album, which he produced along with the Alchemist, veteran Geto Boys contributor John Bido and Tone Capone. Scarface, aka Brad Jordan, released his previous solo albums through Rap-a-Lot and Def Jam. "One Hunnid" is the label's debut as well as the first full-length release for Young Malice and Hen.
Earlier this year, Scarface made a guest appearance on Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge" (Universal), as well as on Miri Ben-Ari's "The Hip Hop Violinist" (Universal). The rapper saw a number of his early solo records "chopped and screwed" as remix releases within the last year. In January, the Geto Boys released "The Foundation," their first record since 1998.
-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.
A brand new track from veteran country artist Dolly Parton will appear on the "Transamerica" soundtrack, due Feb. 7 via Nettwerk. "Travelin' Thru" was written by Parton specifically for the Duncan Tucker dramedy.
"It was proud to be asked to write a song for 'Transamerica,' Parton says of the Weinstein Company/IFC Films title, currently playing in limited U.S. release. "It's a remarkable movie that touches you in every single place of human emotion."
The soundtrack also features exclusive tracks from Larry Sparks and Duncan Sheik, along with cuts from artists Old Crow Medicine Show, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Lucinda Williams.
-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Bruce Hornsby, SheDaisy, Josh Gracin and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage all perform during "Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice," an event filmed yesterday (Dec. 7) in Richmond, Va., that will air Christmas Day on NBC.
The show features a who's who of the skating world with Brian Boitano, Todd Eldredge, Steven Cousins, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Nicole Bobek, Caryn Kadavy and pairs Jenni Meno and Todd Sand and Kyoka Ina and John Zimmerman.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.