Rock Star (R. Kelly song)

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"Rock Star"
Single by R. Kelly featuring Ludacris & Kid Rock
from the album Double Up
B-side "I Like Love", "I'm a Flirt"
Released October 2, 2007 (radio)
November 22, 2007 (single)
Format CD single, digital download, ringle
Recorded 2007
Length 4:47
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly, Christopher Bridges
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Same Girl"
"Rock Star"
Ludacris singles chronology
"Get Buck in Here"
"Rock Star"
"Gimme Dat"
Kid Rock singles chronology
"So Hott"
"Rock Star"

"Rock Star" is the third single from the R. Kelly album Double Up. The song features Ludacris and Kid Rock. It is notable for its use of the guitar, a distinct departure for the usually R&B-oriented Kelly, which was a popular sound in mainstream hip hop during this time. The song peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in its second week on the chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by R. Kelly and Elliot Rosenblaut, was filmed at The Carousel in Lemont, Illinois. It begins with R. Kelly, Ludacris and Kid Rock on a tour bus, then entering an almost empty bar to play a gig. They set up their instruments and begin to play and the audience get interested in them and come closer. During Ludacris' verse, he is shown rapping at another area of the bar and in R. Kelly's verse, he is shown singing to many women dancing in a tour bus. The video ends with the bar being full of people cheering and chanting. During the on stage shots, the rest of the band is played by Chicago rock band Kill Hannah. This song is used as Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals walkup song[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock Star" (featuring Ludacris and Kid Rock)
  2. "Same Girl" (featuring Usher)
  3. "I'm a Flirt" (Mysto & Pizzi Remix)


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 54

External links[edit]


  1. ^ RKellyVEVO (24 October 2009). "R. Kelly - Rock Star ft. Ludacris, Kid Rock". Retrieved 5 January 2017 – via YouTube.