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R. Kelly

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R. Kelly: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 March 1994

WITH RAP the genre of choice of so many young American black musicians, traditional soul looks endangered. Twenty five-year-old R Kelly offers one answer to ...

R. Kelly, Zhané: Apollo, Hammersmith, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 15 March 1994

The bard of bed and bawd ...

R Kelly: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 14 January 1995

"IF YOU'RE 16 or under, don't try this at home." ...

R. Kelly: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 11 February 1995


R. Kelly: R. Kelly (Jive CHIP 166)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 1 December 1995

TRADITIONALLY, soul sex gods have tended to be avuncular characters with film-trailer voices, people such as Barry White and Isaac Hayes. But 26-year-old R. Kelly ...

R Kelly: R Kelly (Jive)

Review by Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, 2 December 1995

HE SELLS HIMSELF as some kind of rampant stallion from Shagsville central, yet produces the most impotent swingbeat shite known to modern man. His nauseating ...

R. Kelly: R. Kelly (Jive Records, $14.98) ★★★

Review by Amy Linden, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 December 1995

R. Kelly's Latest Subtle, But Still Sexy ...

Andre Harrell: Resurrection of the Soul

Report and Interview by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 22 March 1996

Andre Harrell is a man with a mission. The youngest head of Motown since Berry Gordy, he tells Sean O'Hagan how he plans to put ...

R. Kelly: Happy People / U Saved Me

Review by Todd L. Burns, Stylus, 25 August 2004

THE PIED PIPER, AS THE STORY GOES, came to the town of Hamelin in 1284 playing his flute and swiftly cured its rat plague. After ...

R. Kelly & Jay-Z: Unfinished Business

Review by Dan Gennoe, Yahoo! Music, October 2004

R. KELLY AND JAY-Z. Whichever way you cut it, it's an odd pairing. ...

R. Kelly: Happy People / U Saved Me

Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 29 May 2007

IF ANYONE in pop has a Teflon-coated career, it's R. Kelly. In 12 years as an R&B star, the singer, songwriter and producer has seen ...

R. Kelly: Double Up

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 4 June 2007

LADIES AND gentlemen, please be upstanding and make way for R Kelly and his monumental ego. Breathe-in or we might not fit it all in. ...

R Kelly: Trapped In The Closet, Chapters 1-22 ***

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dorian Lynskey, Q, April 2008

Some people thought the R&B man had gone mad. He has now. ...

R Kelly: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 25 April 2011

IT HAS been more than a decade since R Kelly, the self-proclaimed King of R&B, last passed through London – time enough for his original ...

R Kelly: Black Panties

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 6 December 2013

Let's talk about sex, baby — and nothing but sex ...

Aaliyah: Eternal Soul

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, August 2014

On the heels of her best-selling debut, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, fifteen-year-old Aaliyah was rocked by a sex scandal that would have crushed ...


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