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Track Meet: Cruel Summer Leak

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
R Kelly and Kanye West pair up on the debut track of Cruel Summer "Let me see you put your middle fingers up to the world," coos our favorite R&B prophet, R Kelly. Today Kanye West's Good Music coalition leaked its debut album, Cruel Summer, and "To The World," is the first track. With offensive hand gestures and self-aggrandizing rap lyrics in tow, Kelly and West pair up to call to all the fans who have been waiting patiently for this album to drop and, kind of, deliver. It's not a banger, and to be sure, the lyrics cover everything important in the world--women, money, and the number of awards R Kelly has on his mantle. The intro unsuccessfully approaches grandness with a crescendo of strings and beating drums, but never quite gets there. In our heads, pairing the most ridiculous Hip Hopera composer in the world, R Kelly, with the most unapologetic makeover artist for the woman he's dating in the world, Kanye West, would mean that the sheer audacity should amount to something ironic and incredible. Instead, the mediocrity of the track reflects the underwhelming effect of the rest of the album. What is worth mentioning about the compilation, though, is that the majority of the performers featured hail from Chicago. This includes the 17-year-old Chief Keef, who is tied up in investigations related to the death of another teenaged rapper from Chi Town, Lil Jojo. Regardless of whether or not West is ready to defend the musicality of this album is one thing, but we're waiting for his defense of the way he's supported Keef, who tweeted "LMAO" in the wake of his peer's death. We're still waiting. Listen to Kanye West and R Kelly's "To The World," below and let us know how you feel about the album and Chief Keef's involvement.

Black Panties Tour

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
R. Kelly snatches hearts and vice versa We were just as devastated as you were when R. Kelly cancelled his "Love Letter" cruise. Although nothing will rival the magic of seeing our favorite filthy R&B singer on a floating luxury vessel, we're consoled by his North American tour announcement. Kicking off in South Carolina on October 13, "The Single Ladies Tour" will be all about the hits. Remember this post about his long-awaited album Black Panties? Enough said. Get close up with R. Kelly in NYC on November 21 at MSG Theatre. Not in NYC? Find more tour dates on R. Kelly's website.

Black Panties

Monday, September 19th, 2011
R. Kelly announced an upcoming album titled Black Panties and we're celebrating with a round-up of, well, black panties. After R. Kelly had throat surgery in July, we didn't know if he'd ever sing again. It was a dark time for us all. Thankfully, on Friday, he announced on Chicago's 107.5 Morning Riot that he has an upcoming album in the works. Titled Black Panties, R. Kelly said "It's the new 12 Play." Just to refresh you, 12 Play includes tracks such as "Bump n'Grind," "I Like the Crotch on You" and "Sex Me Pt 1 & 2." Critics thought R. Kelly had matured with the release of Love Letter (2010) but "that was a moment in time" he told the Chicago radio station. No more love songs for this 44-year-old legend. It's back to singing songs that are basically narrations of X-rated films. In celebration of R. Kelly's Black Panties, we've rounded up our favourite black underwear to get you in the mood. From scandalous Agent Provocateur briefs to loungey shorts from 3.1 Phillip Lim, pull out your black pair of underpants and turn up the R&B.

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Knickers of the Week by Stella McCartney "Six days a week, get off on a Sunday/Come over late at night and then I eat it like a sundae" -- "Tongues"

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Bisou Bisou lace briefs from Mimi Holliday by Damaris "Come on, open up your lace, girl" -- "Whole Lotta Kisses"

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Sidonie Floral-Lace Briefs by Agent Provocateur "Doublin' up for me is like routine, playa" -- "Double Up"

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Ribbon Ruched Hot Pants by Anthropologie "Are you gonna give me a lap dance in them hot pants?" -- "Text Me"

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Stretch Diamond Grid Lace Low Slung Panty by American Apparel "I can be your trainer/Come on in my health club/Bend it over, stretch (oooh)" -- "Like I Do"

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Tap Pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim "I can see that ass from the front/Girl I can't even front/Wanna tap on that tonight" -- "In Those Jeans"

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