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R. Kelly's solo debut shook up the buttoned-down world of R&B. “Freak Dat Body” and “Back to the Hood of Things” are club-ready bangers too funky to resist, but many of the most seductive moments here are seriously explicit between-the-sheets jams like “Sex Me, Pt. 1 & 2” and “Your Body’s Callin'.” Kelly keeps it raw and rowdy throughout, but it's his soulfulness that really blows you away—whether he’s belting it out on “Bump N’ Grind” or crooning gently on “Summer Bunnies.”

Customer Reviews

best r&b album of the 90s?

R.Kelly at his best.

One of the best

This soundtrack is his best i think


This is R kelly's best album. He doesnt really sing anymore. My favorite song is 12 play. I remember my mother having the album on tape. I use to always listen to 12 play. It was my favorite song. My mother use to hide the tape from me. I had no idea what 12play was referring too. The overall cd is very good too. 90's music was the best!!


Born: January 8, 1967 in Chicago, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

R&B producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter R. Kelly and his supporting band Public Announcement began recording in 1992 at the end of the new jack swing era, yet he was able to keep much of its sound alive while remaining commercially successful. While he created a smooth, professional mixture of hip-hop beats, soulman crooning, and funk, the most distinctive element of Kelly's music is its explicit carnality. He was able to make songs like "Sex Me," "Bump n' Grind," "Your Body's Callin',"...
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