#TBT: Early R. Kelly
R Kelly is 49 years old and still obsessed with sex. Look no further than the cunnilingus-referencing title of his newest album The Buffet. Indeed, Kellz still possesses the youthful libido (and golden voice) that made him the most successful R&B artist of the '90s. With countless slow burners drenched in sweat and sex, he took the music of of Barry White, Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers, and made it accessible to the modern, possibly hornier listener. Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of the best R. Kelly songs from the '90s.
R Kelly Re-Watched Kobe Bryant's Final Game During His Concert Last Night
R Kelly caught a ton of flak when he posted a picture to Twitter of him watching Kobe Bryant's final game on a very small TV in an unfurnished room. "R Kelly was watching Kobe last game on a Galaxy Note," wrote one Twitter user. Hoping to right his wrongs, Kelly halted his performance last night in Chicago about an hour into the show. Stagehands carried out a brown leather recliner, and Kelly proceeded to watch clips from Kobe's final game on the venue's giant 50-foot screen. He also caught a bit of the 1999 Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence flick "Life."
R. Kelly Reveals "The Buffet" Tour Dates
With countless platinum albums under his belt, R. Kelly is something of a legacy artist, which means he should be able to tour until the end of time. He happens to still be a stellar performer, and today, he's announced some new dates in support of his most recent album, The Buffet, which find him performing a medley of hits, as he tends to do.The tour will take place entirely within the states, including a hometown show in Chicago.You can check out the full schedule below. Will you be in attendance?
Aaliyah Dana Haughton passed away on August 25, 2001, and her legacy still lives on a decade and a half later. She has influenced countless artists, from Drake to Rihanna, with her fantastic body of work. Championed by the likes of Timbaland and Missy Elliott, she had a couple of R&B chart-topping singles before scoring her first #1 album with Aaliyah, released just a month before her tragic death.
One In A Million: 90s R&B To Bump On Valentine's Day
Back in the day there was Elvis, and Elvis was sexually provocative. Then there was The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Then there was Michael Jackson, and what he was doing was real sexual. Then there was the 90s, when music and culture became seriously risqué, comparatively speaking. The cultural landscape was a hot bed for hip hop and R&B music to thrive, paving the way for artists like Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, and so many more to skyrocket into prominence with their X-rated vibes.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
R. Kelly Says He Doesn't Know Who Dave Chappelle Is
In a new interview with GQ, R. Kelly touched on his relationship with Aaliyah, said that he sometimes sleeps in the closet, and questioned the veracity of Bill Cosby's accusers claims. The most intriguing detail to emerge from the interview, however, was that Kelly has never heard of Dave Chappelle. Or so he claims.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
R. Kelly & August Alsina's First Week Sales Projections Are In
R. Kelly has a handful of platinum albums under his belt, but judging from the sales projections of his new album The Buffet, his latest LP might take a while to get there. According to HDD, Kells is set to move 28-33k copies of his new album this week (32-37k with streams), which is a considerable dip from 2013's Black Panties, which brought in 133k.
Listen To R. Kelly's New Album "Buffet"
Joining fellow R&B singer August Alsina, Chicago legend R.Kelly is also getting ready to release a new album at midnight tonight (12/11) called Buffet.
R. Kelly, Jhene Aiko, Tink Appear On Spike Lee's Chi-Raq Soundtrack
Spike Lee's Chi-Raq has already ignited a lot of conversation based on its trailer alone, and while advance screenings have already taken place, the world won't have an opinion until this Friday when it gets a wide release.At one point it was rumored that Kanye West would be involved in the soundtrack of the film, and while it's still possible he had a hand in it somewhere, his name is not among the artists featured on the tracklist.
R Kelly Reveals "The Buffet" Track List, Cover Art, Release Date
After dropping a pair of promising singles in “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up,” R Kelly shares the tracklist, cover art, and release date for his 12th studio album The Buffet. The album will feature the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Jeremih,
Funniest #DuragHistoryWeek Memes
Today, September 28, officially marks the 2nd annual celebration of Durag History Week, perhaps the most important holiday ever created by Twitter. Today, unless you're LL Cool J, the durag is a relic of a bygone era, and in many ways, a better, less serious time. Most every member of hip-hop's hall of fame has been guilty, at one time or another, from donning one, whether to create a sea of gentle waves upon one's head or simply for increased aerodynamics. Below, we have featured some of the most iconic moments in Durag History, both good and bad, dating back to Biblical times.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
R. Kelly Announces "Buffet" Album Release Date
R. Kelly is prepping a follow up to 2013's Black Panties, with another title overloaded with sexual undertones, Buffet. It's been a minute since we heard from Kellz, he did appear on a recent King Los track "Glory to the Lord," but apart from that music has been slim. It sounds like his album is nearing completion, as he's announced the release date on Instagram today.
R. Kelly May Perform "Marry The P*ssy" At Iggy Azalea's Wedding
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young are getting ready to tie the knot, and they're making sure to make it a night to remember. Young has reportedly been joking about having R. Kelly perform his explicit Black Panties ballad, "Marry The Pussy," at the event, but according to Kelly himself, it might actually be happening.
R. Kelly's Brother Claims Singer Refuses To Pay Him For Work
R. Kelly's big brother, Bruce Kelly, has filed documents with the state labor board (in the State of Illinois) after working for the famous singer for three months, and not seeing a dime.
Giveaway: Win A Trip To Meet King Los On The Set Of His "Glory To The Lord" Music Video
After a bit of a quiet period, King Los is back with a vengeance on his new mixtape-album, God Money War. The album dropped today, although it's being called a prelude to Los' debut album and not his official major label debut. The RCA-signed MC has always had a strong relationship with his fans, and so he's teamed up with us to give back to one very lucky fan.
R. Kelly Announces New Album "Buffet"
R.Kelly is currently working on the follow up to 2013’s Black Panties album, which is apparently going through a few names changes in the process. Originally expected to be called "White Panties", R.Kelly’s upcoming new album is now being titled the Buffet.
Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples. This week, it's Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth that gets the nod, thanks to three particularly noticeable samples/interpolations. Read on to see where Lupe found the sounds to make his dope new album.