R. Kelly: Not the Ideal Spokesman for Virginia Tech

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. R. Kelly, “Rise Up”
Gospel choir in tow, Kelly offers to lead the students of Virginia Tech through their difficult time. Because who better than the man responsible for “I Like the Crotch on You”? [UK Reps]

2. R. Kelly, “Same Girl”
And on this leaked track from his forthcoming Double Up, the Pied Piper sings with Usher about fooling around with the same Dodge Durango–driving TBS employee in enough superfluous detail to make it sound like it actually happened. [Idolator]

3. Klaxons, “My Love” (Justin Timberlake cover)
Unfortunately for Klaxons, J.T.’s space-funk classic may not have the same effect on Scarlett Johansson when performed by a trio of poorly dressed rave revivalists. Though it still sounds pretty good. [The Music Slut]

4. M.I.A., “Hit That”
Over a skeletal beat, Miss Arulpragasm quotes Wreckx-N-Effex and gives us yet another reason to be excited about her upcoming album, KALA. [The Fader]

5. The Gossip, “Are You That Somebody?” (Aaliyah cover)
Beth Ditto gets in touch with her inner deceased R&B diva on a cover that’s as faithful as it is inexplicable. [The Punk Guy] —Lane Brown

R. Kelly: Not the Ideal Spokesman for Virginia Tech