Tagged: R Kelly


Stream: R. Kelly f. Future, “Tear It Up”

R. Kelly is gearing up for the release of his 12th solo album, Black Panties (no release date yet). He’s already released the record’s lead single, “My Story” with 2 Chainz, and yesterday stopped by … read more »

POSTED August 20, 2013 12:26PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream: Phoenix, “Trying to Be Cool (R. Kelly Remix)”

Now, usually R. Kelly doesn’t do remixes for upper-tier indie rock bands, but he broke one off for Phoenix for reasons that are still not totally clear. The French group brought him out during their … read more »

POSTED August 14, 2013 3:26PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: R. Kelly f. 2 Chainz, “My Story”

R. Kelly teams with 2 Chainz for the loosely autobiographical, rags to Versace victory lap “My Story,” the lead single from his upcoming, as-yet-without-a-release-date LP Black Panties. Produced by Paul Jefferies, it’s four-plus minutes of … read more »

POSTED July 29, 2013 5:59PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , ,

Watch R. Kelly Do “Ignition (Remix)” With Phoenix at Coachella

In a beautiful collaboration that makes absolutely no sense, last night R. Kelly performed with Phoenix at Coachella. Watch audience footage of their “1901″/”Ignition (Remix)” remix.

POSTED April 14, 2013 10:03AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (5) TAGS: ,

Staff Selects Playlist: Thugged-Out R&B

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: R. Kelly’s “Ignition” Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

It’s been a wild ride. Some things are better now, some things are not. Such is life post-”Ignition.” Also exactly a decade ago today? The debut of Chappelle’s Show, 64 of whose skits have just … read more »


R. Kelly Writes Song for Newtown Survivors

R. Kelly leads choirs of children and adults on “I Know You’re Hurting,” a new track with gospel overtones written in support of the survivors of December’s horrific shootings in Newtown, CT. We need a … read more »

POSTED January 4, 2013 12:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Watch New Chapters of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet

UPDATE 11/30/12: In an interview with Fast Company, R. Kelly has claims that the Trapped in the Closet book from the saga’s new chapters will become a real, published book. The tome will allegedly function … read more »

POSTED November 29, 2012 3:53PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Watch a New Chapter of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet

In Chapter 23 of R. Kelly’s R&B epic Trapped in the Closet, his character Sylvester gives a little bit of a recap of what came before and what’s to come in the series, which continues … read more »

POSTED October 17, 2012 1:05PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Watch R. Kelly on Fallon

R. Kelly appeared on last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, breezing through “Feelin Single” from his new album, Write Me Back. The performance was a make-up for a Fallon appearance Kelly cancelled … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2012 10:20AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,