R Kelly - 'Write Me Back'

R Kelly - 'Write Me Back'

Considering he’s spent most of the past 10 years at the sharp end of the parody stick, it was somehow inevitable that R Kelly would look to recuperate in the cosy hinterland of pastiche. Prior to 2010’s ‘Love Letter’, Kelly’s career was...

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R Kelly - 'Feelin’ Single'

R Kelly - 'Feelin’ Single'

Lock up anything with a pulse! The Kelster has escaped from not just the closet, but the clutches of his former flame and he’s on the prowl. Cause for concern? Not when the result is a slice of sleek and delectable sunshine soul like this which...

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Kelly, R. : Ignition

Kelly, R. : Ignition

VROOM VROOOM! Here’s R Kelly escaping the stresses of being bailed on 21 counts of child pornography by singing about how girls are dead like cars. " I’m about to take my key/And stick it in the ignition " he sleazes, but strangely there’s...

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Kelly, R. : Honey

Kelly, R. : Honey

The two bashful uberlords of R&B and gold-plated hip-hop overcome their neuroses to duet on a billion selling single about choosing between the lure of gang life and the agony of sexual free choice that will not be lighting up the playlists of...

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R Kelly / Sunshine Anderson / Syleena Johnson : New York Madison Square Garden

R Kelly / Sunshine Anderson / Syleena Johnson :...

Sponsored or threatened. That's the only way to explain why Syleena Johnson and Sunshine Anderson race through their support slots, reducing the impact of their anti-pain material. Then three screens appear suggesting you 'Brace Yourself' for the...

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R Kelly : Fiesta

R Kelly : Fiesta

Let's cut to the chase. The original version of this song is nothing more than r&b that 's been influenced by Ricky Martin. But then busting through the door with his crew comes Jigga ( Jay Z ) toughening the maiden effort with a lumbering bass,...

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R Kelly : The Storm Is Over Now

R Kelly : The Storm Is Over Now

Oh say it ain't so! This is the sort of tosh Kelly makes to prove that the mainstream love him. And it's the mainstream we can blame because if they hadn't bought into the self-obsessed 'I Believe I Can Fly' and that awful duet he did with Celine...

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TP-2.Com

TP-2.Com

Oh dear, where to begin with R Kelly . The title? Yes, a little awkward but it means 'Twelve Play Part 2' , a resumption of the soulful carnality Kelly began back in 1993 with the sexual concept album, '12 Play' . Now, as then, its hard...

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R

R

THERE'S A SNIPPET OF SOFT PORN masquerading as a tune on here which goes by the name of 'Etcetera' . Rather splendidly, the chorus goes, "Wanna kiss you all the places you want me to/Promise girl that I'll do all these things and etcetera...

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R Kelly : R

R Kelly : R

Incredibly ambitious or plain indecisive when it came to finalising the track listing, Robert Kelly has decided to unleash 30 tracks on an unsuspecting world in the form of 'R'. Depending on your viewpoint, collaborating with people so far...

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