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Best of Both Worlds, released in 2002 was a monumental event in Hip Hop history. R Kelly – R&B’s undisputed king – and Jay Z – Hip Hop’s reigning heavyweight – are back with Unfinished Business, their follow up album. Unfinished Business will no doubt prove to be one of this years’ most highly anticipated Hip Hop albums. Featuring tracks from none other than hip hop legends Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, along with Memphis Bleek, Foxy Brown, Twista and Beanie Sigel this album will solidify that a duo like this is unmatched. THIS IS HIP HOP AT IT’S BEST!!
Steve Bearsley; Andy Gallas; Gimel Keaton; Abel Garibaldi; Ian Mereness; Jason Mlodzinski; Steve Bearsley; Andy Gallas
Tone; Alexander Mosley; R. Kelly; Poke; Tone; Alexander Mosley; R. Kelly; Poke
Def Jam (USA)
Number of Discs
Doug E. Fresh
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jay-Z (rap vocals); R. Kelly (vocals); Doug E. Fresh, Foxy Brown , Memphis Bleek, Slick Rick, Twista (rap vocals); Donnie Lyle, Alexander "Spanador" Mosley (guitar); Big Mac, Rodney East, Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards); Abel Garibaldi, Ian Mereness (programming).
Audio Mixers: Jason Goldstein; Ken "Supa Engineer" Duro; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Baseline Recording Studios, New York, NY; Basement Studios, NJ; Rock Land Studios, Chicago, IL; The Chocolate Factory, IL.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
On a Friday evening in October 2004, the volatile union between two always-controversial artists, R. Kelly and Jay-Z, famously came to a crashing halt before thousands on stage in New York's Madison Square Garden. Kelly stormed off the stage, and accusations of pepper-spray attacks, guns in the audience, and superstar insecurity flew. Lawyers became involved, and the fight was on.
In happier times, merely days earlier, Kelly and Jay-Z released their second and (barring a reconciliation of epic proportions) final collaboration, UNFINISHED BUSINESS. While a clash of egos may have dissolved the duo, those enlarged egos are a result of titanic talents; when combined in a recording studio, R. Kelly's honeyed vocals perfectly balanced Jay-Z's hyper-confident rhymes. UNFINISHED BUSINESS is packed with infectious beats and a playful, joyful attitude. Most of the tracks have a surprisingly light, airy feel, and, even when the pair are taking aim at rivals, as on "Stop," there's a buoyant vibe to it. R. Kelly & Jay-Z made an appealing match, and when it worked, it truly glowed, as evidenced by this record.
We Got Em Goin' - (featuring Memphis Bleek)
She's Coming Home With Me
Feelin' You In Stereo
Stop - (featuring Foxy Brown)
Mo' Money - (featuring Twista)
Break Up (That's All We Do)
Don't Let Me Die
Return, The - (Remix, remix, featuring Slick Rick/Doug E. Fresh)