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New Song: R.Kelly – ‘Tear It Up (Ft Future)’

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R.Kelly teams up with ‘Honest‘ lyricist Future for the NSWF track, ‘Tear It Up‘.

Yes, that’s what it’s actually called.

Arriving by way of Kelly’s December release ‘Black Panties‘, the sizzling number scorches from start to finish and premiered on Chicago’s V103, following the arrival of his 2 Chainz backed ‘My Story’ and before the November arrival of Future’s hotly anticipated sophomore release.

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New Song: R. Kelly – ‘My Story (ft. 2 Chainz)’

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Following his retrospective set at the BET Awards, R&B pioneer R. Kelly is back with new single ‘My Story’.

The 2 Chainz assisted cut serves as the lead release from the Pied Piper’s latest studio album (which has gone through as many name changes as Prince).

Has Kellz still got “it”? You decide after the jump…

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Watch: R.Kelly Performs ‘Ignition’ Live At ‘Pitchfork’

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Ryan Schreiber‘s ‘Pitchfork Festival’ welcomed R&B royalty to its doors hours ago, when R.Kelly arrived at its shores for a sizzling set!

During his tenure there, the Grammy winning singer/songwriter turned up the heat with performances of his classics ‘Bump & Grind’, ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and the ‘Chocolate Factory‘ spawned ‘Ignition (remix)‘.

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Behind The Scenes: R. Kelly – ‘Trapped In The Closet (Chapter 33)’

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With plans to take the piece to Broadway, R.Kelly unlocked behind the scenes footage pulled from ‘Trapped in the Closet’ today, lifting from its 33rd chapter.

Switching from rehearsals to footage from its final edit, the 2 minute clip features commentary from Kelly himself, shortly before the unveiling of his new album, ‘Black Panties’.

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2013 BET AWARDS: Performances

bet awards 20132 2013 BET AWARDS:  PerformancesThe BET Awards 2013 are currently underway in Los Angeles. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!

Check out performances from Chris Brown, Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, India.Arie and more below. Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute:

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The Overflow (Gospel News RoundUp): R.Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Earnest Pugh, Mali Music, & Jonathan McReynolds

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Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical974532d59b4c30e66f7aa64dbb11360e The Overflow (Gospel News RoundUp):  R.Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Earnest Pugh, Mali Music, & Jonathan McReynolds landscapes including, most recently, gospel.

Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.

Tuck in below for the latest news on R. Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Earnest Pugh, Mali Music, and newcomer Jonathan McReynolds:

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New Song: Kelly Rowland & R. Kelly – ‘Dirty Laundry (Part 2)’

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When Kelly Rowland‘s jaw-dropping single ‘Dirty Laundry’ premiered last month, many drew comparisons to R. Kelly‘s iconic brand of confessionals (see: ‘Down Low Double Life’, ‘Trapped In The Closet’). So who better than the Pied Piper himself to call on for the official “Part 2″ remix of  the cut?

Featuring all new lyrics from Ms. Kelly and – of course – R. Kelly, the ‘Dirty Laundry’ “sequel” awaits after the jump…

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TGJ Replay: R. Kelly ’12 Play’

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Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits.  Today, we press play on ’12 Play’ - the debut solo project from King of R&B R. Kelly

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