Sunday, January 01, 2006
Upcoming Melvin Van Peebles hip hop album
"I have a hip-hop album called 'Rare Soul Meets Quasimodo," Van Peebles told the Los Angeles Daily News.
"It's a double CD that's coming out in February," he said. "I'm really very pleased with it. It's a new idea. The kids like remixing stuff and all that, so one side will be the songs as I perceived them, and the other side will be their take on what I perceived."
Van Peebles, 73, isn't new to the music scene -- he wrote the music for his 1970 film "Watermelon Man" and was nominated for three Tony Awards for "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" in 1972 and "Don't Play Us Cheap" in 1973.