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"Don't chase the money," Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. "You can't chase the money," he pleads. What exactly…   Read Story »
We just anointed R. Kelly's Black Panties as Album Of The Week, and one of the best reasons to check it out is "Cookie," an absolute monster of an R&B song that compares cunnilingus to sumptuously…   Read Story »
Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly's catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a 20-year solo career he's evolved with…   Read Story »
R. Kelly's 2003 single "Soldier's Heart" was originally dedicated to the actual soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when he visited South Africa for the 2010 World Cup festivities, Kelly visited…   Read Story »
Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly's new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and last night, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the…   Read Story »
One of this century's great absurd pop-culture moments happened in 2005, when R. Kelly sat down with IFC TV host (and my college buddy) Matt Singer to discuss "Trapped In The Closet," his super-fun…   Read Story »
2013 was the year R. Kelly broke through to the music-festival circuit and celebrated the 20th anniversary of his landmark debut 12 Play, so it only makes sense that it's also the year he'll release…   Read Story »
Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian.…   Read Story »
Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In his inexplicably frequent guest spots on…   Read Story »
Well that was quick. We just got teased on the R. Kelly remix of Phoenix's "Trying To Be Cool," and now, the song. Kelly adds a buncha additional vocal elements -- backing and lead, including an…   Read Story »