R. Kelly has written a tribute to the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings, "Rise Up," and will release the track May 15 via digital services. All net proceeds will benefit the Hokie Spirit Memorial

R. Kelly has written a tribute to the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings, "Rise Up," and will release the track May 15 via digital services. All net proceeds will benefit the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, which will assist those affected by the April 16 massacre in Blacksburg, Va.

A sample of the track is available on Kelly's Web site. The song includes such lines as "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."

According to his label, Jive Records, Kelly was inspired to write "Rise Up" while watching TV coverage of the shootings. It is not yet known if the song will appear on his upcoming album, "Double Up," due May 29.