Friday, December 6th 2013
As the world mourns the passing of cultural icon Nelson Mandela, so too is the music industry.
During the course of his life, the anti-apartheid activist formed strong ties with Pop culture to broaden the reach of his core message – unity.
One of the many artists touched by Mandela is R&B pioneer R. Kelly.
Taking to the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, the crooner performed a haunting tribute to the South African president titled ‘Soldier’s Heart’ – a song he penned for civil rights leader, and one he performed for Mandela at his house.
Watch Kelly soar after the jump…
Thursday, December 5th 2013
In recent years, R. Kelly‘s televised appearances have been somewhat of a rare occurrence.
However, with new album ‘Black Panties’ on the horizon (as well as the chart success of Lady GaGa duet ‘Do What U Want’), the R&B maestro has been uber visible of late.
The Pied Piper’s most recent stop was Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where he dished on ‘Panties’, new instalments of Trapped In The Closet, and…‘The McDonalds Song’.
Kelly also performed.
All the action after the jump…
Monday, December 2nd 2013
One is the King of R&B, while the other hails from the genre’s most successful group. R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland have teamed up for a titilating duet aptly titled ‘All The Way’.
As reported, the baby-making number is lifted from Kelly’s racy new album ‘Black Panties’ which drops December 10th via RCA.
Previously teased in snippet form, today brings with it the full course. Take a bite after the jump…
Tuesday, November 26th 2013
R. Kelly may be riding high with Lady GaGa duet ‘Do What U Want’, but the ‘ARTPOP’ diva isn’t the only name the Pied Piper has hit the studio with of late.
As earlier reported, the King of R&B has teamed up with Kelly Rowland for ‘All The Way’ - a new cut from his hotly anticipated new album ‘Black Panties’.
Ahead of the LP’s December 10th release, a snippet of Kelly’s duet with Miss Kelly has been unwrapped. Check it out below…
Wednesday, November 20th 2013
As Trey Songz continues to craft his hotly anticipated new album, his former hero R.Kelly jumps into R&B’s ring and rocks the competition with a brand new number named….‘Lights On.’
Tugged from his new album ‘Black Panties’, the explicit number sees the performer land on ‘baby making’ territory and serve as a bonus track that comes as part of ‘Panties’ packaging!
Monday, November 18th 2013
Pop pin-up Justin Bieber continues his foray into the world of R&B with new song ‘PYD’. So what better way to validate his new musical agenda than calling on the King of R&B, R. Kelly for the latest release in his Music Monday series.
The Pied Piper joins the purveyor of “Bieber Fever” on the slow-burning cut, with surprisingly refreshing results. Take a listen below…
Sunday, November 17th 2013
Triple threat diva Lady Gaga pulled double duty on tonight’s ‘SNL’ acting as host and musical guest of the variety show.
On hand to lend live performances of tracks from her latest number 1 album ‘ARTPOP’, the songstress electrified the crowd with ‘Gypsy’ after being joined on stage by ‘Do What U Want’ with R&B pied piper R. Kelly for a showing sure to have the critics talking tomorrow.
Steaming it up in ways like never before, check the ‘Sex Dreams’ and ‘Sex Me’ singers do it up below:
Saturday, November 16th 2013
While the masses will be unwrapping gifts this Holiday season, R. Kelly is unwrapping something else in the form of raunchy new album ‘Black Panties’.
After a flirtation with the Motown sound on 2010′s ‘Love Letter’, the King of R&B returns to his trademark bedroom rocking rhythms with ‘Panties’ – which features Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, and Young Jeezy.
Due December 10th, the LP’s standard cover and deluxe cover have been revealed. Check them out above and below…
Friday, November 15th 2013
Kelly Rowland may have her focus on The X Factor as of late, yet the FOX show hasn’t halted her musical hustle. For, the R&B diva has teamed up with the genre’s king, R. Kelly.
Rowland, who herself released a new album this year in the form of ‘Talk A Good Game’, joins the Pied Piper on ‘All The Way’ – a track on the crooner’s latest LP ‘Black Panties’.
Watch below as the 32-year-old spills on the collabo, her love for Sevyn Streeter, and more. The official tracklisting for ‘Panties’ also awaits after the jump…