Posts Tagged ‘R. Kelly’

RCA To Release ‘The Essential R. Kelly’ CD

R. Kelly The Essential Album

R. Kelly is currently traveling the country on his “Black Panties Tour,” which will hit Jacksonville, Florida this Friday, April 25 on it’s next stop. While he has plenty of new music in the works that we are already anticipating, his diehard fans will be able to add another release to their collections this May.

RCA will be releasing the official best-of album ‘The Essential R. Kelly‘ under the Jive label on May 19. The 35-song, double-disc set will feature his biggest hits including “Down Low,” “Bump & Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “When A Woman Loves,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and many more. Plus, it includes hard-to-find remixes, rare movie soundtrack cuts (several of them out of print), and career-defining collaborations.

Take a look at the promo video below:

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Throwback Thursday: Kelly Price feat. Ronald Isley & R. Kelly – “Friend of Mine (Remix)”

Kelly Price is a seven-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer–songwriter. “Friend of Mine” was a Grammy-nominated No. 1 R&B song from her platinum 1998 album Soul of A Woman. The original version of the single spent five weeks at the top of the U.S. R&B chart and helped Kelly win the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.

The official remix featured R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. This version became a pop hit in 1998, peaking at No. 12 on the U.S. Pop chart. The song and music video are memorable for opening up with Ronald Isley (Mr. Biggs) returning a call to his goddaughter (Kelly) who left him a message earlier that day at work. He asks her to tell him what happened, and Kelly reveals that her best friend has been sleeping with her husband (portrayed by R. Kelly). Ronald Isley (Mr. Biggs) then tells Kelly to call up her ex (R. Kelly) so he can talk to him. The dramatic moment makes for another classic R. Kelly and Mr. Biggs musical dialogue, found earlier in Kellz “Down Low” and later in The Isley Brother’s “Contagious.”

Enjoy the video above!

List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records


With all the good R&B music that we hear each month, we know how easy it is to miss something or lose track of all the standout records that get released.  So, to help you remember, or hit you with new tracks that you may have missed, we will be posting a monthly round-up of records for you to vibe to!

Choosing our Top 10 standout tracks that have dropped from the start of each month until the end, this will certainly take the place of the blues that hit you when you realize the rent is due!  Normally the lists will be posted on the last day of the month, but in some cases – like this – on the first.

Whether it’ll make you dance or make you move to the bedroom, our “Best of March – Top 10 Records” will have you asking yourself, just where the hell you were when you missed this hot sh*t!

So…what are you waiting for? Jump into our March 2014 selections below!

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New Music: DJ Cassidy feat. R. Kelly – Make The World Go Round


Following the release of his Jesse J & Robin Thicke featured jam, “Calling All Hearts,” DJ Cassidy is back again with a new one for you to step to!

Featuring the Pied-Piper of R&B, R.Kelly, the musical mastermind gives fans a heavy hitter guaranteed to make you shake your groove thang (yeah, yeah). Titled, “Make The World Go Round“, the two-step infused single will have you forgetting all of your worries for the day.

Set to release his debut album Paradise Royale in June, the 10-track album will host features from CeeLo Green, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle, Passion Pit, Kelly Rowland, Chromeo and of course, R. Kelly, Jessie J and Robin Thicke.

Sure to be a party starter this summer, we can’t wait for the new disc to drop! Until we get it though, take a listen to the old school vibe below:

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Keyshia Cole Hits Studio with R. Kelly, Talks New Album

Keyshia Cole & R. Kelly

Keyshia Cole is looking to make a big comeback with her forthcoming sixth studio album. Following the release of her two brand new singles “Rick James” and “Next Time,” the R&B diva hit the studio to work with none other than R. Kelly this week.

Taking to Instagram to share a pic, she said they are working on tracks in the style of Kellz classic “When A Woman’s Fed Up.”

“#Studio wit Kellz @RKelly #WhenAWomansFedUp type shit #Music,” said Keyshia.

While last week she told The Breakfast Club that her album was finished, she clearly could not pass up the opportunity to work with R. Kelly on some tracks for the project. In addition she shared some info on the writing process of the album, and what fans can expect.

“Now I see why ya’ll miss me so much! I used to spit that shit. This is the first album I wrote pretty much by myself since A Different Me and I freestyled all the songs I sung! Straight from heart (6 songs) Sorry to say, but I Got you! Hey…everything has it purpose.”

Keyshia’s currently untitled, sixth studio album is due out this August. Are you looking forward to hearing a collabo between her and R. Kelly?

Tamar Braxton To Hit the Road with R. Kelly

Tamar Braxton performing live

R&B fans get ready, there is a new must-go-to tour! It has been announced today that Tamar Braxton will heading back out on the road for two 2014 tours, one of which is in support of R. Kelly!

After opening for John Legend last year, the Grammy-nominated diva will support the R&B King on his upcoming arena trek starting April 18 in Montgomery, Ala. through May 11 in Louisville, Ky.

Following her dates with Kellz, she will launch her own headlining “Love and War” tour, beginning May 16 in Miami and ending June 23 in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale March 28 at

In between touring and readying her next Love and War single “Pieces,” she will return to television as one of the hosts of the syndicated talk show “The Real,” which is set to air nationwide this fall.

Check out all the tour dates below:

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R. Kelly Announces ‘White Panties’ Album, Hints at Project with Mary J. Blige

R. Kelly V Magazine 1

The R&B King is only months from the release of latest album Black Panties, but he is already letting fans know they should get ready for the follow-up sooner than later.

In a new interview with V Magazine, R. Kelly announced the title of the follow-up to his 2013 album.

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DJ Cassidy Talks Pursuing R. Kelly for His Anticipated Debut Album ‘Paradise Royale’


DJ Cassidy has us very excited for his forthcoming debut album Paradise Royale, which has been lead by the funky retro laced single “Calling All Heart” featuring Robin Thicke and Jessie J.

The passion project of the celebrity DJ, will include all-star features from the likes of Mary J. Blige, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, John Legend, CeeLo Green, R. Kelly and more, along with music created by iconic musicians such as Nile Rodgers of Chic; Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Phillip Bailey and Larry Dunn; Kool & the Gang’s Robert “Kool” Bell, Khalis Bayyan and George Brown; and many more.

While across the pond in the UK, Cassidy spoke with Amaru Don TV about the anticipated new LP, and revealed the exhausting story of pursuing R. Kelly to record a song for the album for nearly 2 years.

Read more about the album here, and check out the interview clip below!

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