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R. Kelly and Jay-Z plan second CD together. They'll team up again for ''Unfinished Business,'' due Oct. 26

For a retired guy, Jay-Z continues to be awfully busy. About to launch a long-delayed co-headlining tour with R. Kelly in support of the pair's old The Best of Both Worlds duet album, the rapper already has a follow-up collaboration with Kelly on its way to stores. Billboard reports that the second CD, The Best of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business, will hit stores on Oct. 26, less than a month after Jay-Z and R. Kelly hit the road on Sept. 30 in Kelly's hometown of Chicago.

Kelly, of course, has unfinished business of his own. It's the 14 child pornography charges pending against him, to which he has pleaded not guilty, that originally derailed the ''Best of Both Worlds'' tour nearly two years ago. Now that a judge has allowed Kelly to tour with Jay-Z, the pair will be on the road for two months, ending their tour in Phoenix on Nov. 28. Meanwhile, they'll release two singles from Unfinished Business -- ''Big Chips'' and ''Don't Let Me Die'' -- to radio on Oct. 4.

Originally posted Sep 21, 2004