Controversy is something that never eludes Chicago
native R. Kelly, born Robert Kelly. With numerous legal issues on the
horizon, none of that seems to prevent R. Kelly from creating his brand of
sex-charged R&B hits.
Regardless of what you may think of his content, nonody
is denying R. Kelly’s talent. He’s a multiple Grammy Award Winner,
singer/songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and even rapper.
With all these titles, Kells has managed to release yet another studio
album. Don’t expect anything different from Double Up from his
previous albums. Actually, expect to see the envelope slowly pushed off the
desk. After songs like, “Bump and Grind,” “Sex in the Kitchen,” and the
mini opera, “Trapped in the Closet,” Double Up is no exception.
Led by smash remix, “I’m A Flirt (featuring T. I. and T-Pain); Kells makes
no bones about what or who he is. “Freaky In The Club” needs no explanation
as to what is on the crooner's mind.
In a collaboration of R&B heavyweights, Usher joins R. Kelly on “Same
Girl.” A genius track pairing the two singers revealing that the two are
after the, well, same girl. It plays out just as only R. Kelly can do.
Unlike anyone in music today, he manages to paint a vivid picture with every
song. His thought process is like no other, leading to eventful tracks such
as “Best Friend.” Set in the confines of jail, R. Kelly exchanges barbs
with his girlfriend, played by Keisha Cole and his best friend, Polow Da
Don. It is during this exchange that Kells realizes his girlfriend and best
friend are involved with each other, while he’s doing time. Only R. Kelly
would dream up a scenario like that.
Up is filled with more sexual innuendos than a Jenna Jameson movie, it
should be seen for what it truly is. It is simply another example of the
sure genius that is R. Kelly, making it worth a double take.
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Posted: June 24, 2007.