Around 2004 and 2005, R. Kelly talked about putting out a world album. It was ambitious, maybe even crazy at the time, yet it was during the prime of his career when he spoke about it with Damon Dash's defunct america magazine. Kells was photographed in his studio which he practically morphed into a jungle with plants stretching to the ceilings, connecting him closer to nature and other far corners of the Earth.
The album that would channel the yodeling of the Swiss alps, to the bongo drums of Africa never actually happened, but since then he's really jumped out the window with "The Zoo" and "Sex Planet." Bet the farm that they are outtakes from those sessions of Kells going global. Now that he's landed "Sign of Victory" as the official song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he's ready to add another trophy to his Grammy-award winning single from the Space Jam soundtrack. Listen to Kells cross cultures, this time for the sake of sport after the jump.
Download: R. Kelly, "Sign of Victory"