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R. Kelly Says He’s Excited For The Merging of Genres In Today’s Music


The multi-talented R. Kelly talked with Billboard recently about today’s music, his future plans and the lasting legacy of “Ignition.”

While many artists lean toward purity of their genre, Kelly cites the merging of mainstream pop, hip-hop, country and R&B as one of the things that excites him about today’s music. Kellz has been in the public eye for over 20 years, and the singer isn’t blind to his success. “I know I can do anything when it comes to music,” he says. “I’m pretty much like a piano.”

So for an artist who’s made a lasting impression on music, what’s next? Well, Kelly says he “eventually want[s] to do a worldwide humanity album.”

R. Kelly’s upcoming album, The Buffet, will be released worldwide on Dec. 11. Peep the interview below:

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Watch: R. Kelly Performs Medley on ‘The Tonight Show’


Just days after singing the National Anthem at the Brooklyn Nets game, R. Kelly stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to perform a medley of new and old hits. He got things started with “Backyard Party” before taking it back with “Ignition (Remix)” and “Bump N’ Grind,” closing with his newest single, the triumphant “Marching Band.”

Kellz album The Buffet is slated for release on Dec. 11, including features from Jhené Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Tinashe.

Check out his late night performance below:

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R. Kelly Sings National Anthem at Nets Game, Drains 3-Pointer


Any fan of R. Kelly knows how much he loves to ball, so on Tuesday he showed up early to sing the national anthem at the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks game at the Barclays Center, and he shot around with some players.

Decked out in a dapper blazer and matching turtle neck, with shades on and a cigar in his mouth, the R&B icon drained a 3-pointer with ease.

Prior to tip-off Kellz took the court and belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as only the king of R&B can, while the crowed cheered him on. Kelly is prepping for the release of his 13th solo album, The Buffet, due out in December.

Check out the clips below:

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Listen: Ty Dolla $ign Teams Up with R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter and More on ‘Free TC’ Album


Ty Dolla $ign has released his long-awaited debut album Free TC via Atlantic Records. The L.A. hitmaker has assembled a star-studded cast for the 16 tracks, including Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, Trey Songz, Diddy, R. Kelly, and more.

Take a listen to his collabos with Kellz, Trey and Sevyn Streeter below. You can currently stream the full album on Spotify, among others, and pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: R. Kelly – Wake Up Everybody


While The Buffet is right around the corner from being served hot and ready, R. Kelly is delivering a few appetizers to get hungry fans ready for the main course.

Debuting the single “Marching Band” yesterday, the King of R&B now uncovers a second new track. Titled “Wake Up Everybody,” Kellz lays down the law in the bedroom, cooing out “Making love ’til you scream, I wanna wake everybody / While we’re makin’ children, I wanna wake everybody,” he gives the stepper’s another one to dance to.

Take a listen below:

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CHI-RAQ – The Motion Picture Soundtrack to Feature R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Tink, Jhene Aiko and More


On December 4, RCA Records/40 Acres And A Mule will release CHI-RAQ – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, from Spike Lee’s newest film. Executive produced by Lee, the 13-song disc will feature newly written material performed by award-winning Chicago natives R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson and Sam Dew, as well as Nick Cannon, Mali Music and Jhene Aiko. The soundtrack also features local Chicago artists Eryn Allen Kane, Kymm Lewis, Kevon Carter and more.

The soundtrack is available for pre-order now on all digital stores.  As with previous Spike Lee joints, music plays an integral role in this film. The movie’s powerful message is reflected in songs such as Nick Cannon’s “Pray 4 My City,” that embodies the essence of his character Chi-Raq, a rapper addressing the harsh realities of his environment, and Kevon Carter’s self-reflecting “WGDB,” which examines and seeks solutions for the violence happening in Chicago.

Directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott, Chi-Raq features an all star cast including: Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

“I’m honored and excited to share with you the great music from CHI-RAQ,” says Spike Lee. “Thank you for listening to the established and brand new artists. Real music folks. Peace and love. Ya-dig? Sho-nuff.”

CHI-RAQ arrives exclusively in theaters nationwide on December 4, see the full track listing below:

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New Music: R. Kelly feat. Juicy J – Marching Band


With less than a month until the release of his 13th solo album The Buffet hits shelves, R. Kelly isn’t letting the release of his previous two singles “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up” stop him from keeping the good tunes rolling.

Dropping yet another track titled “Marching Band,” the seductive new track, which features Juicy J, has Kellz hitting the bedroom and making a lot of noise for everyone to hear.

Singing out, “I know the neighbors next door can feel that base / ‘Cause every time we in the bedroom, it be soundin’ like a marching band,” R. Kelly continues to prove why his status as the “King of R&B” is still solidly in place.

Take a listen to the track below:

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R. Kelly Reveals ‘The Buffet’ Release Date, Album Artwork, and Tracklisting


Christmas is coming a little early for fans of legendary artist R. Kelly as he has officially announced the release date of his 13th solo album, The Buffet.

Set for a December 11th release, the album – which features the singles “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up” – was apparently compiled from over 470 songs that the prolific singer, songwriter, producer had recorded. The Buffet is set to offer a plethora of sounds from Kelly, including R&B, Pop, Blues, and even Country.

Boasting features from some of today’s hottest acts such as Tinashe (“Let’s Be Real Now”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Anything Goes”), Jhené Aiko (“Let’s Make Some Noise”), and more, the new album is set to keep Kellz in his position of “King of R&B.”

Take a look at the cover to the deluxe version as well as the tracklisting to both albums below!

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