D'Angelo, Me'Shell N'Degeocello and Janet -- formerly known
as Janet Jackson -- are among 16 R&B artists who have contributed new songs
to the soundtrack of "Down In The Delta," the directorial debut of poet and novelist Maya
Angelou. Also appearing on the soundtrack, due in stores Dec. 8, are Eddie,
Gerald and Sean Levert ("Where Would I Be"), Ashford and
Simpson ("Uh Uh Ooh Ooh [Look Out Here It Comes]"), Shawn Stockman
of Boyz II Men ("Just A Little Luv"), Luther Vandross ("I'm Only Human"),
Chaka Khan ("Don't Talk To Strangers") and Stevie Wonder ("If Ever").
The film is set to open Dec. 25.