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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 »
In April, Coachella headliners Phoenix were joined onstage by a surprise guest: Pitchfork Festival headliner R. Kelly. The two parties collab'ed on a pair of great mashups -- "1901"/"Ignition" and…   Read Story »
This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee artists and its…   Read Story »
Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and…   Read Story »
This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare like R. Kelly, to iconic…   Read Story »
Superjam is an annual tradition at Bonnaroo, and this year the fest hosted three of them. One was led by Jim James and John Oates, with appearances by R. Kelly, Billy Idol, Larry Graham, and Brittany…   Read Story »