R&B Stars Look Back With 'Roll Bounce'
New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonce, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via MNew tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonc#&233;, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via Music World/Sanctuary Urban, the set will accompany the Bow Wow-starring movie, which opens three days later in U.S. theaters.
Valentine's Jazze Pha-produced cover of the '70s favorite "Boogie Oogie Oogie" featuring Fabolous and YoYo will be the set's first single. All three artists will appear in an accompanying video to be shot in the next few weeks by director Kevin Hunter. Williams and Ray J are expected to make cameos in the clip.
Beyonce tackles Rose Royce's "Wishing on a Star," while Sweat puts his stamp on the Intruders' "I Wanna Know Your Name." Ray J and Kelly contribute the new song "Quit Actin,'" while Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams reworks Al Green's classic "Let's Stay Together."
The album also features a new collaboration between Kool & the Gang and Jamiroquai on "Hollywood Swingin,'" as well as a new Earth, Wind & Fire song produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and period tunes like Chic's "Le Freak" and Bill Withers' "Lovely Day."
Sanctuary Urban president Matthew Knowles tells Billboard.com he strove to strike a balance between music that evoked the '70s time period in which the film is set as well as songs that could garner airplay on rhythmic and urban radio. "I think music was at its best in the '70s," he admits.
"What I wanted to do was similar to what I did with [the 2003 soundtrack for] 'The Fighting Temptations,'" Knowles says. "That was both a gospel album and a contemporary album. Here we have old and young: an adult AC record as well as a rhythmic record."
"It's our first major soundtrack at Sanctuary Urban," he continues. "It's something we're going to put everything behind. But it all starts with the music, and we're fortunate we have a great movie to compliment the music."