R. [Explicit Version]

R. [Explicit Version]

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Official Release Date Nov 10, 1998
Artist R. Kelly
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005510992
Catalog No.  01241-41661-2
Item Code  0012414162526


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track listing

Disc 1:
1. Home Alone (Featuring Keith Murray)
2. Spendin' Money
3. If I'm Wit You
4. Half on a Baby
5. When a Woman's Fed Up
6. Get Up on a Room
7. One Man
8. We Ride (Featuring Cam'Ron, Noreaga, Jay-Z and Vegas Cats
9. The Opera
10. The Interview (Featuring Suzanne Lemignot)
11. Only the Loot Can Make Me Happy
12. Don't Put Me Out
13. Suicide
14. Etcetera
15. If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
16. What I Feel/Issues

Disc 2:
1. The Chase
2. V.I.P.
3. Did You Ever Think
4. Dollar Bill (Featuring Foxy Brown)
5. Reality
6. 2nd Kelly
7. Ghetto Queen (Featruing Crucial Conflict)
8. Down Low Double Life
9. Looking for Love
10. Dancing with a Rich Man
11. I'm Your Angel (Duet with Celine Dion)
12. Money Makes the World Go Round (Featuring Nas)
13. I Believe I Can Fly


At the beginning of the '90s, R. Kelly was seen as a lewd, lascivious soulman. By the end of the decade, he had stripped those adjectives away and was seen as a contemporary equivalent of Marvin Gaye, thanks to the enormous success of "I Believe I Can Fly." Appropriately, R., the double-disc album that followed "I Believe I Can Fly"'s parent album, finds Kelly trying to live up to that legacy. He may be talented, but he has neither the vision nor the depth to match such classic soulmen as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Prince, or Michael Jackson, all artists he emulates on R. Kelly's main strength is fusing contemporary material together into a slick, palatable, radio-ready record. Nobody else could have Jay-Z and Celine Dion on his album, and he's about the only one who could make it work, since he can work sensuous grooves as well as he can deliver a soaring ballad. To some, this may sound like nothing more than calculation -- a big part of the reason why he doesn't instantly enter the hall of greats -- because it's easy to see how he pieces it all together. When he's on, however, such calculation doesn't really matter, since it all flows, but such incidents only occur through about 40 percent of R. That's a major problem, considering the sheer length of the album. Clocking in at 29 long tracks, it takes real effort to sit through the record from beginning to end, especially since Kelly begins to repeat himself. If it was pruned a bit, the album would arguably be his best. As it stands, R. is an admirable effort, one that is among his better records even with all of its faults. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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