R. (Explicit Version) CD (1998)

Artist: R. Kelly

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Specifications

Label Bmg/jive/silvertone
SKU 60022097
UPC 012414162526
UPC 14 00012414162526
Format CD
Release Date 11/10/1998
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Author R. Kelly
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Mars, Bruno
Associated Artist/Work Public Announcement
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work Spoke, DJ
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
CatalogID 41625
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 11/10/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 129m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00012414162526
Musical Guests
Celine Dion
N.O.R.E.
Vegas Cats
Foxy Brown
Jay-Z
Kelly Price
Crucial Conflict
Nas
Cam'Ron
Keith Murray
Noreaga
Suzanne LeMignot
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: R. Kelly (vocals, various instruments); Tone (rap vocals, programming); Rob Bacon, Greg Landfair, Keith Henderson, Jeff Vereb (guitar); Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards, drum programming); G-One (keyboards, programming); Antonio L. Daniels, LaFayette Carthon, Jr. (keyboards); Roy Hamilton (drum programming); Stephen George, Blake Chaffin, Paul J. Falcone, Anthony Kilhoffer, Brian Garten, Joey Donnatello, Chris Brickley, Eric N. Yoder (programming); Kelly Price, Blackie, Rock (background vocals); Celine Dion, Hart Hollman, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Crucial Conflict, Nas, Cam'Ron, Noreaga; The Motown Romance Orchestra.
Producers: R. Kelly, G-One, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Tone And Poke.
Engineers include: Stephen George, Chris Puram, Charles McCrorey.
R. was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "I'm Your Angel" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. "When A Woman's Fed Up" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Personnel includes: R. Kelly (vocals, various instruments); Tone (rap vocals, programming); Rob Bacon, Greg Landfair, Keith Henderson, Jeff Vereb (guitar); Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards, drum programming); G-One (keyboards, programming); Antonio L. Daniels, LaFayette Carthon, Jr. (keyboards); Roy Hamilton (drum programming); Stephen George, Blake Chaffin, Paul J. Falcone, Anthony Kilhoffer, Brian Garten, Joey Donnatello, Chris Brickley, Eric N. Yoder (programming); Kelly Price, Blackie, Rock (background vocals); Celine Dion, Hart Hollman, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Crucial Conflict, Nas, Cam'Ron, Noreaga; The Motown Romance Orchestra.
Producers: R. Kelly, G-One, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Tone And Poke.
Engineers include: Stephen George, Chris Puram, Charles McCrorey.
R. was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "I'm Your Angel" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. "When A Woman's Fed Up" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
R. Kelly proves that he's as prolific as he is talented on the two-disc set R., which not only culls together his most noteworthy and successful work, but is bursting with new tracks as well. Filled from start to finish with Kelly's unique blend of smooth vocal stylings and no-nonsense lyrical stance, this album also features the work of a few of his prominent friends--the opener, "Home Alone" sports a guest rap courtesy of Keith Murray, while "Money Makes The World Go Round" is graced by Nas.
A more mainstream pairing is witnessed in the dramatic show stopper "I'm your Angel," which finds Kelly alongside superstar Celine Dion, but the collaboration which really makes its mark is "We Ride," which features Cam'Ron, Noreaga, Jay-Z and Vegas Cats in a veritable who's who of Hip Hop's brightest stars. As if all this weren't enough, the mega-hit "I Believe I Can Fly" is included for good measure. Newcomers to the world of R. Kelly will be attracted by the hits, but they're sure to stay for the instant classics and star-studded party jams which make up the rest of R.
Professional Reviews
Spin (12/98, pp.180-182) - 7 (out of 10) - "...On his fourth album, the dude with the shades and shiny pate juggles street and schlock, Foxy Bown and Celine Dion, smoove-groove erotomania and anguished contrition. Prolonged exposure may leave you wondering if he isn't actually schizophrenic..."
Spin (12/98, pp.180-182) - 7 (out of 10) - "...On his fourth album, the dude with the shades and shiny pate juggles street and schlock, Foxy Bown and Celine Dion, smoove-groove erotomania and anguished contrition. Prolonged exposure may leave you wondering if he isn't actually schizophrenic..."
Q (12/99, p.118) - Stars (out of 5) - "...brooding, intense songs of regret and self-accusation over broken affairs, delivered in passionate, slowburning style....a tremendous accomplishment, a watershed for Kelly, who has never been so accessible, so memorable, so interesting..."
Q (12/99, p.118) - Stars (out of 5) - "...brooding, intense songs of regret and self-accusation over broken affairs, delivered in passionate, slowburning style....a tremendous accomplishment, a watershed for Kelly, who has never been so accessible, so memorable, so interesting..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/99, p.102) - "A rare beast this, a double CD over two hours long that doesn't outstay its welcome....All soul giants need songs like [these] in the repertoire."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/99, p.102) - "A rare beast this, a double CD over two hours long that doesn't outstay its welcome....All soul giants need songs like [these] in the repertoire."
Disc 1
1 Home Alone - (featuring Keith Murray),Chase, The
2 Spendin' Money,V.I.P.
3 If I'm Wit U,Did You Ever Think
4 Half On A Baby,Dollar Bill - (featuring Foxy Brown)
5 When A Woman's Fed Up,Reality
6 Get Up On A Room,2nd Kelly
7 One Man,Ghetto Queen - (featuring Crucial Conflict)
8 We Ride - (featuring Cam'Ron/Noreaga/Jay-Z/Vegas Cats),Down Low Double Life
9 Opera, The,Looking For Love
10 Interview, The - (featuring Suzanne LeMignot),Dancing With A Rich Man
11 Only The Loot Can Make Me Happy,I'm Your Angel
12 Don't Put Me Out,Money Makes the World Go Round - (featuring Nas)
13 Suicide,I Believe I Can Fly
14 Etcetera
15 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
16 What I Feel / Issues
Disc 2
1 Home Alone - (featuring Keith Murray),Chase, The
2 Spendin' Money,V.I.P.
3 If I'm Wit U,Did You Ever Think
4 Half On A Baby,Dollar Bill - (featuring Foxy Brown)
5 When A Woman's Fed Up,Reality
6 Get Up On A Room,2nd Kelly
7 One Man,Ghetto Queen - (featuring Crucial Conflict)
8 We Ride - (featuring Cam'Ron/Noreaga/Jay-Z/Vegas Cats),Down Low Double Life
9 Opera, The,Looking For Love
10 Interview, The - (featuring Suzanne LeMignot),Dancing With A Rich Man
11 Only The Loot Can Make Me Happy,I'm Your Angel
12 Don't Put Me Out,Money Makes the World Go Round - (featuring Nas)
13 Suicide,I Believe I Can Fly
14 Etcetera
15 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
16 What I Feel / Issues

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