If Folks “Hate” Chris Brown, Will They Buy R. Kelly’s New Album?
Maybe it’s not about an artist’s transgressions, but how they make a comeback once those issues have faded away from the collected memory of the people and the fans?
I don’t see how you can forget about a piss stain, but R. Kelly has a new album coming out and much like that Boondocks episode – it seems we’re dancing to the beat of his drum already. But is it alluring enough of a rhythm for you to boogie-woogie-oogie to iTunes or the store to buy? Let’s pontificate after the jump.
The Grammy-winning recording artist is set to release his tenth studio album, Untitled, on Jive Records on December 1. The recent news of a release date caps off the lasting impressions the Chicago native is making with his sold-out “Ladies Make Some Noise!” tour.
His single, “Number One,” featuring Keri Hilson is Kelly’s 35th Top 10 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on Billboard and on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop list, “One” becomes Kelly’s record-breaking 27th Top 10 hit.
So why is Chris Brown getting so much heat? Do we denounce abusers in favor of underage child pissers? Folks were so outraged by what R. Kelly did that they protested his music and ousted the singer/songwriter from the urban landscape, but now he’s been welcomed back by us all. My personal opinion aside, I must ask, is this what you want? Will you go out and purchase R. Kelly’s new album?
His album is getting positive feedback from the reviewers and critics. Below is a tracklisting for Untitled as follows:
- Crazy Night featuring R. City (Produced by R. Kelly & Lil Ronnie)
- Exit (Produced by R. Kelly & Jazze Pha)
- Echo (Produced by R. Kelly, Infinity & Darhyl “DJ” Camper)
- Bangin’ The Headboard (Produced by R. Kelly, Darhyl “DJ” Camper & Infinity)
- Go Low (Produced by R. Kelly)
- Whole Lotta Kisses (Produced by R. Kelly)
- Like I Do (Produced by R. Kelly & LOS Da Mystro)
- Number One featuring Keri Hilson (Produced by R. Kelly, Roy ‘Royalty’ Hamilton & Raphael Hamilton)
- I Love The DJ (Produced by R. Kelly & Soulshock and Karlin)
- Supaman High featuring OJ Da Juiceman (Produced by R. Kelly &Willy Will)
- Be My #2 (Produced by R. Kelly & Jack Splash)
- Text Me (Produced by R. Kelly & Gaz)
- Religious (Produced by R. Kelly, Eric Dawkins & Antonio Dixon)
- Elsewhere (Produced by R. Kelly & Christopher ‘Deep’ Henderson)
- Pregnant featuring Tyrese, Robin Thicke and The-Dream (Produced by R. Kelly, Berris Bolton & DeWayne Swan)
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!