R. Kelly To Help Virginia Tech “Rise Up”

R. Kelly has set aside the Trapped In The Closet hip-hopera (Chapters 13-22 out via DVD this July!) long enough to be touched by, and offer support for, the Virginia Tech tragedy. Kelly’s releasing “Rise Up” digitally on May 15th, with Jive contributing 100% of the proceeds to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, assisting Va. Tech victims and their families. The AP says that Kelly the ballad after “watching the events unfold on television while he was on tour.” Sample lyric:

Rise up, when you feel you can’t go on, rise up, and all of your hope is gone, rise up, when you’re weak and you can’t be strong

Here’s a taste of R.’s inspirational balladry…

R. Kelly – “Rise Up” (Clip) (MP3)

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