Black Panties [Deluxe Edition]

Black Panties [Deluxe Edition]

by R. Kelly
     
 

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After Love Letter and Write Me Back, classy and relatively polite throwback albums, R. Kelly reverts to sexually exaggerated and wholly contemporary content for Black Panties. Kelly, joined by a deep roster of fellow songwriters and producers, dispenses with the strings, horns, andSee more details below

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After Love Letter and Write Me Back, classy and relatively polite throwback albums, R. Kelly reverts to sexually exaggerated and wholly contemporary content for Black Panties. Kelly, joined by a deep roster of fellow songwriters and producers, dispenses with the strings, horns, and dashing charm, and dishes out sleaze by the bucket over modern backdrops that slink and whir. All the material is slow and mostly pared down, made to maximize space for his still generous supply of hooks and outlandish rhymes. Awestruck lines like "And if I'm ever in the mood for two pussies, then a pussy will bring another pussy to me" allow "Marry the Pu**y" to eclipse Jaheim's "P**** Appreciation Day" and the-Dream's "P*ssy" as 2013's most extreme ode to tubular tracts. The sinister boom-and-twinkle of "Cookie," mostly about servicing, would probably place fourth. The album isn't all filth. "You Deserve Better," a winding and atmospheric ballad, is typically materialistic but sweet; this time, when he sings about cracking lobster, it's in reference to dining, not his woman's back. The low-slung "My Story" is a bit debauched but details his rise to fame. "Right Back," among the deepest and most bittersweet songs in the man's catalog, expresses gratitude to close friends. At one point in the album, Kelly even proclaims "We ain't even gotta touch," though that leads to "All I wanna do is throw this money on you," which leads to "We gon' fuck around and make a baby in this room." Occasional resemblances to Drake and the-Dream are as blatant as the Isley Brothers and Michael Jackson exercises of Write Me Back. The similarities are so obvious that it's tough to discern if Kelly is acknowledging his younger followers, aiming to beat them at their game, or both. A Deluxe Edition added four bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/10/2013
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0888837998826
catalogNumber:
379988
Rank:
9739

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

R. Kelly   Primary Artist
Donnie Lyle   Guitar
Bigg Makk   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Chris Clark   Producer,Engineer
Rich Nice   Producer
R. Kelly   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Donnie Lyle   Composer,Producer,Music Direction
Chris Athens   Mastering
Rebecca Johnson   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Jordan Houston   Composer
Lamar Edwards   Composer,Producer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Antonio Brown   Composer
Coran Capshaw   Management
Da Beat Mechanix   Producer
Brock Korsan   Composer
Bigg Makk   Producer
Jeff Edwards   Engineer
Dave Huffman   Mastering
Antonio Rey   Vocal Engineer
Kristen Foster   Publicity
David Anthony   Producer
John McGee   Composer,Producer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Jay Jenkins   Composer
Chris Bridges   Composer
Sly Jordan   Composer
Rahki   Producer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer,Producer
Chef Tone   Producer
Dorrell Mays   Composer
Tony Scales   Composer
Closers   Producer
Chiquita Oden   grooming
Cardo   Producer
Andre "Drizza Don" Bridges   Engineer
Nayvadius Wilburn   Composer
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Mario Bakovic   Composer,Producer
Dennis-Manuel Peters   Composer,Producer
Daniel Coriglie   Composer,Producer
Darrick Stephens   Producer
Nineteen85   Producer
J. Angel   Composer
Mikely Adam   Composer,Producer
Paul Jefferies   Composer
Lauren Nikooz   Production Design
Kirsnick Ball   Composer
Jonathan Azu   Management
Destin Reza Mungall   Composer
Aaron Revelle   Composer
Ron LaTour   Composer
Quavious Marshal   Composer
Winfred Crabtree   Composer
Win   Producer
Thomas "Tillie" Mann   Engineer
Theola Borden   Publicity

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