Category Archives: Video
Previously: R.Kelly & 2 Chainz Live On Jimmy Kimmel
Gambino’s Because The Internet is out next Tuesday.
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 Nelson Mandela’s home, performed the song for him in his living room, and dedicated it to him. Appearing on Arsenio last night, on the day of Mandela’s death, Kelly once again performed a lovely solo-piano rendition of the song. But this was, after all, R. Kelly, and he is not one to remain solemn for long. So he pretty much took over the show. Cearly lip-syncing, he did “Shut Up,” an amazing fuck-the-haters song from his new album Black Panties, and staged the performance as a fake press conference. He sang an amazing rendition of “When A Woman Loves,” the beautiful old-school soul ballad from his 2010 album Love Letter. He gamely fielded Arsenio’s challenge to improvise a few sex songs for specific ladies on the audience. There was an interview in there, too, about how his own album led to all of his three kids’ conceptions. Watch it all below
New York City the album out now.
Previously: In The Lab with Troy Ave
I didn’t post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn’t make it. And this would also be a good place to point out, as our own Michael Nelson noted to me, that the best piece of music-related video this week was not an actual music video. It was this clip from the Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis, in which Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Driver knock out a novelty tune in the studio. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I feel like Driver deserves Best Supporting Actor consideration just for the way he says “outer space.” Anyway, the five videos we did choose (including one that’s only debatably a proper music video) are below.