Posts Tagged ‘R. Kelly’

Throwback Thursday: R Kelly – ‘Bump N’ Grind’

“My mind’s telling me noooooooo but my body, my body’s telling me yessssssss”

If for some reason you don’t already know, R. Kelly is a multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, and record producer. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he is often referred to as the King of R&B. “Bump n’ Grind” was the second single released from his first solo album 12 Play in 1994. The track became a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and it also spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot R&B Songs chart.  As the singer’s third No. 1 R&B hit it became the longest-running number-one R&B single at that time.

Kellz released three versions of “Bump n’ Grind.” the original album version and two remixes. The original LP version was made available for airplay on urban and Top 40 pop radio stations alike at first, but eventually the Old School remix was issued shortly and gained massive airplay on urban, adult R&B/Soul and rhythmic radio stations. Kelly also released the “Bump N Grind (How I Feel It Extended Mix)”. Enjoy the classic video above.

If you are as disappointed as I that Kellz didn’t include the dramatic and amazing vocal run intro that we love him so much for in the video, I’ve included that version below:

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Chance the Rapper Brings out R. Kelly at Lollapalooza (Video)


It was bound to happen and it was only right that someone bring out R. Kelly at this year’s Lollapalooza festival.  That duty was brought to fruition by Chance the Rapper who closed out the show on the large Perry Stage on Sunday night.

Chance introduced the controversial R&B star halfway through his performance, as he joined him on stage for “Acid Rain.” Kelly then launched into a three-song set including “The World’s Greatest,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix).”

Check out some official footage below courtesy of VIBE:

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Watch: The Making of DJ Cassidy & R. Kelly’s “Make The World Go Round”


DJ Cassidy is making history as he brings iconic musicians together for his incredible upcoming album Paradise Royale. The projects second single “Make The World Go Round” with R. Kelly has been climbing the charts and making it’s way into the hearts of music lovers everywhere.

Hopefully you’ve heard the song, hopefully you’ve watched the fun-filled music video, but now Cassidy is giving us a look behind-the-scenes at the making of the incredible song. Featuring some of music’s most legendary talents the clip includes footage of musicians like Ndugu Chancler, Wah Wah Watson, Marcus Miller, Ira Siegel, Jerry Hey and more, as well as R. Kelly talking about why he did the record after Cassidy chased him for over 2 years.

Check out the making of the incredible record below!

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R. Kelly Announces He is Working on House Music Album


R. Kelly is considered the king of R&B by many, but being the musical genius that he is, he is gifted in all writing and styles of music.

While he has stated that he is working on a Christmas album, a possible duet album with Mary J. Blige, and the follow-up to 2013′s Black Panties, now the Chicago native has revealed he has plans for yet another new album.

This time, Kellz wants to take it straight to the clubs, as he revealed to the crowd at the Chosen Few DJ’s picnic this past week, that he is working on a House music album!

“I want ya’ll to know a secret, I’m working on a House album right now, and I want ya’ll to know it’s comin!,” said the singer. “I love music and I feel like I can do anything when it comes to music, because I am music.”

Most recently R. Kelly teamed up with Jennifer Hudson for her new retro themed dance single “It’s Your World.”

Check out the clip of his announcement below:

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New Music: Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly – It’s Your World + Album Sampler

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Jennifer Hudson is turning on the flame and pulling out her dancing shoes! Releasing the official audio for her R.Kelly assisted track, “It’s Your World,” the songstress places her big vocals on top of the dance floor ready house track.

Singing out, “It’s your world baby and everything in it,” the new collaboration, which was produced by DJ Terry Hunter, shows both singers in their element of celebratory love. Adding in his own vibe to the song, Kellz was the prime candidate to call on for the new single.

In addition to releasing the audio for her newest single, J.Hud also gave fans a first listen to select songs from her upcoming third studio album. Including the previously released “Walk It Out” and “I Can’t Describe,” plus two more brand new songs, the five track sampler has us excited for Jennifer’s anticipated new LP.

Take a listen below!

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Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s “Do What U Want” Video Snippet Leaks


Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s delayed video for “Do What U Want” was mysteriously scrapped, but a snippet of the controversial clip has now hit the net.

The Terry Richardson-directed video was shot in September and was expected to debut in December. But in January, Gaga posted a message on her website blaming the delay on time constraints and “those who have betrayed me.”

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Video: DJ Cassidy feat. R. Kelly – ‘Make The World Go Round’


Love makes the world go round, and the party starters are here to spread the joy. DJ Cassidy links up with his pal R. Kelly for the fun-filled visual to their hit single “Make The World Go Round.”

The fellas take over a subway car and bring the party with them in the X-directed video. Cassidy pushes play on his boombox and Kellz gets the ladies out of their seats. Passengers of all ages and races join in the fun, while Cassidy leads the car in a steppers’ groove.

The DJ, who’s spun for everyone from the Carters to the Obamas, will release his debut album Paradise Royale this summer featuring Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle, Kelly Rowland, CeeLo Green and more.

Enjoy the video below!

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Throwback Tuesday: Public Announcement – ‘Body Bumpin’

Public Announcement was a R&B group formed in 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. They teamed with singer R. Kelly on his 1992 debut album Born into the 90′s. R. Kelly met the members from Public Announcement and auditioned them to be his back up singers and dancers. The group was billed as R. Kelly and Public Announcement essentially making the group backup members for Kelly rather than a cohesive unit.

After a successful tour ended in 1993, Kelly parted ways with Public Announcement to begin a solo career. The group suddenly left the music industry after his departure but soon returned with a new member and signed to Atlantic Records in the mid ’90s. After their album failed to materialize three members left the group. Original member Earl Robinson recruited a few other Chicago natives to form a new Public Announcement in 1996.

In 1998, they scored their first and only top five hit without Kelly, named “Body Bumpin (Yippie-Yi-Yo)” off their All Work, No Play album. The single peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 and No. 4 on the R&B chart. At this time new member Feloney Davis took over as lead singer. The song is most noted for his soulful lead vocals. The video featured the group performing a comedic dance sequence. Enjoy the video above!