Tuesday, May 01, 2007

R. Kelly - "Rise Up" Tribute to Virginia Tech

R. Kelly has written a new song, "Rise Up," about healing post the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech. "Rise Up" will be available digitally May 15, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from its sale will go to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. The lyrics include the lines: "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."

You can't hate on Kells trying to help out. Previously Lil Flip and Jin contributed songs, but I expect Kells will really focus on the healing that must now go on. For those that doubt, Kells is going to have no trouble with the subject. I base this optimism on having previously dominated in the inspirational, uplifting tracks genre penning "I Wish", "World's Greatest" and, "I Believe I Can Fly".

Here is about 15 seconds of the song, it gives you a really good idea of what to expect if "inspiration R. Kelly song" doesn't do the trick.

R. Kelly - "Rise Up" Clip