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Updated: October 14, 2012 1:33PM



R. Kelly promises his next album will return to “explicit” music, and Kanye West promises his G.O.O.D. label’s long-delayed mixtape, “Cruel Summer,” actually will see the light of day next week. That R&B/hip-hop compilation, in fact, will feature the first official collaboration between the two Chicago stars. The track called “To the World” features Kells and Ye encouraging listeners to “put your middle fingers up” in the general direction of the title. Uh ... back at ya? — Thomas Conner



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