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Black Panties (Deluxe)
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Deluxe edition includes four bonus tracks. 2013 release, the 12th solo album from the Grammy-winning R&B singer, songwriter and producer. Black Panties marks a return to his Hip Hop and R&B roots. The album features guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Future, Young Jeezy, Twista, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and Ludacris. Includes the single 'My Story'.
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Sextape scandal forces R. Kelly to make grown, soulful music to stay relevant, and it works. Albums such as Chocolate Factory and Happy People saved his career from tanking
Then he tries sneaking his way back into the bedroom on albums such as TP3: Reloaded, Untitled, and Double Up. The outcome wasn't as great.
So he goes back to the grown up soulful R&B music that focuses on the Pioneers before him 2 albums straight (Love Letter, Write Me Back) and NAILS IT!!
And now he returns as a "Sex Genius" (best song BTW) that wants ladies to show their pu**y so he can get in his knees and ask it to marry him...
Black Panties proves that R. Kelly's job as a sex therapist is pretty much done, but he still can be a baby maker. All he needs is to do is replace his immature lust with some R&B soul.
Yes, he's a great vocalist, but he's using his voice to sing terrible music. "Genius" is great. I could listen to that song all day. That song represents his talent.
The remainder of the songs are terrible. R. Kelly's previous albums balanced love, life, and intimacy. This album sounds like it was written by a 14 year old who just lost his virginity. Love is lacking. Real life is lacking. All we have is over-sexed music that is lyrically distasteful and tired.
The production isn't all bad, but he has definitely compromised the majority of the songs for the sake of the crap storm that is Top 40 music. Genius, Physical, and Shut Up are the best songs lyrically and production-wise.
I don't know who R. Kelly made this album for. It's too filthy for young people, yet the sound is geared toward them. The subject matter is too common for anyone moderately intelligent to enjoy. This album doesn't do anything for music or the artist himself. I'm hoping he decides to make serious music again, because if this is the direction he takes, I know he's going to loose lots of the people who've supported him throughout his career.
I'm quite sure there's more to sing about besides p**** and using the n-word.