Untitled CD (2009)

Artist: R. Kelly

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Label Jive Records/sbme
SKU 212077496
UPC 886973113622
UPC 14 00886973113622
Format CD
Release Date 12/1/2009
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
Producer R. Kelly
CatalogID 31136
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 12/01/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886973113622
Musical Guests
Keri Hilson
OJ Da Juiceman
Terius "The-Dream" Nash
Robin Thicke
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes (guitar, keyboards, programming).
Audio Mixer: Jaycen Joshua.
Recording information: 4747et. Studio; Chung King Studios, NYC, NY; HeadQuarter Entertainment; Jack's Jumpoff, Miami, FL; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Rosehip Studios, Chicago, IL; Soupower Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, IL; Trod Nossel Studios, Wallingford, CT; Water Music, Hoboken, NJ; Willy Will's Spot, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Arranger: R. Kelly.
12 Play: 4th Quarter leaked well ahead of its intended release date, and "Hairbraider," its intended lead single, deservedly flopped, prompting R. Kelly and Jive to shelve the project. Over a year after the leak, and just in time for the 2009 holiday season shopping rush, a new R. album in the form of Untitled received an official release, featuring a track list drastically different from that of the leaked album. Given that R. had maintained a relatively low profile since his June 2008 acquittal on child pornography charges, Untitled is his least eventful release in nearly a decade. Somewhat surprisingly, he leans on a lot of collaborations. He handles only two tracks by himself, farming out the production and songwriting assistance to an assortment of mostly up-and-coming figures who contribute to no more than a couple songs each. Perhaps R. needed the input from others to help reset his bearings and make a simple, concept-free, creatively unambitious R&B album. There's nothing outlandish about it, at least not by the R. Kelly standard. In fact, it's rather understated, heavy on slow jams with only a couple small surprises: the Jack Splash-produced "Be My #2," heavily reliant on a chunky, adroit disco-funk classic by Rhyze, and "Like I Do," where Carlos McKinney only slightly adjusts the swishing, gently rocking beat he made for J. Holiday's "Bed" -- a prime example of R. giving new life to a tired sound with little evident effort. He even humbles himself on the song, if only a little bit: "There's only two things in this world that I'm the best at, it's true. Number one is music, and baby girl, can't nobody work your body out like I do." He's coasting here, no doubt about it, but no one can coast like he can. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Kelly's studio skills and uncommon tune sense come through on cuts like 'Exit'..."
Disc 1
1 Crazy Night - (featuring R. City)
2 Exit
3 Echo
4 Bangin' the Headboard
5 Go Low
6 Whole Lotta Kisses
7 Like I Do
8 Number One
9 I Love the DJ
10 Supaman High - (featuring OJ da Juiceman)
11 Be My #2
12 Text Me
13 Religious
14 Elsewhere
15 Pregnant - (featuring The-Dream/Robin Thicke/Tyrese)
Product Attributes
Artist R. Kelly
Label Jive/silvertone Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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