Chocolate Factory [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With the relatively libido-light Chocolate Factory, the sex scandal–beleaguered R. Kelly is obviously trying to woo back his predominantly female fan base. Given that the disc debuted at No. 1, it appears that his sugar-and-spice ploy has worked. Although allegations that Kelly had sex with underage girls still loom over the gifted-yet-troubled singer's head, on Chocolate Factory, he certainly redeems himself as an artist. Unlike his previous discs -- most notably the booty call–driven 12 Play and its lascivious sequel, TP2.com --Chocolate Factory finds Kelly waxing poetic about the beauty, patience, and virtue of women. There's the earnest "Heart of a Woman," which...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With the relatively libido-light Chocolate Factory, the sex scandal–beleaguered R. Kelly is obviously trying to woo back his predominantly female fan base. Given that the disc debuted at No. 1, it appears that his sugar-and-spice ploy has worked. Although allegations that Kelly had sex with underage girls still loom over the gifted-yet-troubled singer's head, on Chocolate Factory, he certainly redeems himself as an artist. Unlike his previous discs -- most notably the booty call–driven 12 Play and its lascivious sequel, TP2.com --Chocolate Factory finds Kelly waxing poetic about the beauty, patience, and virtue of women. There's the earnest "Heart of a Woman," which he dedicates "to all of the ladies from all of the men, simply because y'all go through so much," and the melodic tribute to his wife, "Forever More." Vocally, Kelly has also matured. On the sparse, percussive groove "You Knock Me Out," the self-proclaimed "pied piper of R&B" sounds like a modern-day Marvin Gaye, and the bluesy "You Made Me Love You," is obviously Al Green inspired. What R. Kelly record, however, would be complete without some naughty to balance the nice? In the tradition of "You Remind Me of Something," on "Ignition" he once again likens the feminine anatomy to automotive parts, and Kelly and Ronald "Mr. Biggs" Isley continue their lyrical rivalry on the testosterone-fueled "Showdown." While Chocolate Factory is arguably the Chicago native's finest album to date, until Kelly reconciles his personal issues, the success is bittersweet.
Rolling Stone - Anthony DeCurtis
The singer has backed off some of his porn-fantasy corniness and eased into a confident, soulful groove that runs consistently through the album and its equally appealing six-song bonus CD, Loveland.
Vibe - Keith Murphy
Chocolate Factory -- which also features unreleased tracks from Kelly's widely bootlegged Loveland project -- is the singer's most mature work to date. Regardless of his extracurricular activities, no one would deny the man's stature as a first-rate singer, songwriter, and producer.
Daily News
Unlike past discs, Kelly has traded his signature boom-boom lyrics for less suggestive, more romantic pledges of devotion. This album's lyric turn-around, exquisite production and old-school soul aesthetic are just what the spin doctors ordered to patch up Kelly's wounded reputation. Dan Aquilante

Chocolate Factory -- which also features unreleased tracks from Kelly's widely bootlegged Loveland project -- is the singer's most mature work to date. Regardless of his extracurricular activities, no one would deny the man's stature as a first-rate singer, songwriter, and producer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414181220
  • Catalog Number: 41812
  • Sales rank: 21,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chocolate Factory (3:50)
  2. 2 Step in the Name of Love (5:42)
  3. 3 Heart of a Woman (4:31)
  4. 4 I'll Never Leave (3:45)
  5. 5 Been Around the World - Ja Rule (4:05)
  6. 6 You Made Me Love You (4:34)
  7. 7 Forever (4:06)
  8. 8 Dream Girl (3:57)
  9. 9 Ignition (3:16)
  10. 10 Ignition (3:06)
  11. 11 Forever More (3:33)
  12. 12 You Knock Me Out (4:10)
  13. 13 Step in the Name of Love (7:12)
  14. 14 Imagine That (4:38)
  15. 15 Showdown - Ronald Isley (7:54)
  16. 16 Snake - Big Tigger (4:51)
  17. 17 Who's That - Fat Joe (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R. Kelly Primary Artist
Yvonne Gage Choir, Chorus
Percy Bady Keyboards
Donnie Lyle Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Mando
Jeffrey Morrow Choir, Chorus
Paul Riser Conductor
Johnny Rutledge Choir, Chorus
Stevie Robinson Choir, Chorus
Joan Collaso Choir, Chorus
Carl Robinson Horn Engineer
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Kim Johnson Background Vocals
Paul Mabin Choir, Chorus
Simbryt Whititngton Choir, Chorus
Rodney East Keyboards
Deatta Staples Background Vocals
Henry Love Conga
Hart Hollman & The Motown Romance Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
The Soul Children Contributor
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Joe Donatello Programming, Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Paul Riser Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Horn Conductor, String Conductor
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children Contributor
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Carl Robinson Engineer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Andy Gallas Programming, Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Kara Buhl Producer, Photo Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic from the King

    no matter what anyone says nobody can touch the Musical Genius that is R.kelly. as Writer,Vocalist,Producer,Arranger, the Cat has no Peer."Step in the Name of Love both Versions alone just blow everything out here away."Igniation" just rolls&never lets up.:"Forever",Dream Girl,I'll Never leave are Classic slow jams as well. he packs so much into this set. this is the Best album of this Century easily. the Musically Versatility of this Brother is un-matched. He touches on His past Musical Heroes&combines it in a Modern sense. He brings so many musical Ingrediants as one here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chocolate Factory

    R.Kelly needs love, anyway, he made a fantastic soul record of 2003!!!! I love this CD and his talent kept him at his true fans and I will always love this CD!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best to Date

    This man is an amazing songwriter. It's like he's been here for a long,long time! He takes his music to another level. Kinda sounds like him and Al Green should be working together! He Takes R&B to where it should be! This is the best R. Kelly album to date!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    chocolate factory is BANGING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    once again rkelly did his thing this chocolate factory is one of his best works and i believe that there is more good things to come from him . with this cd he showed his sensitive side and i was really feeling that Keep up the good work kelly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The music has returned

    This is one incredible album that gives us the real R Kelly versus the commercialized R kelly. He touches back on the sounds that he remembers growing up to giving us old school peeps that old school feel as well as giving the young head bangers the current feel. Through his legal problems, Kelly has continued to work and give quality product. I would even go on the edge and say that since his legal problems he has given us more quality product as an artist/producer for himself as well as the likes of Nivea (Laundromat), and B2K (Bump-Bump-Bump). Keeping his head up and his ears to the streets seems to be his steez nowadays...Buy this joint for your collection!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best ever feel good artist on earth

    everything about this album is original this is realness at its best no matter how bad your day had been u hear chocolate factory boom u are feeling good again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I AM HIS BIGGEST FAN MO'NIQUE

    I LOVE THE WAY THAT THIS MAN SINGS ABOUT THE WOMEN IN THIS WORLD. I WOULD LIKE TO MEET R.KELLY IN PERSON AT MY HOUSE. I THINK THAT HIS SONGS R VERY SPECIAL TO ME. SO BACK OFF ALL YOU OTHER CHICKS OUT THEIR THAT THINK THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE HIM CAUSE HE'S MINE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R.Kelly is still the GREASTEST-

    L ady's this is the same old R.that you all love.It's gonna be alot of baby's made off this one.Mr.Kelly keep doing your thang and shake them haters off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Man, R. Representin

    This is R.'s greatest cd of all time. I dont care about his past, because he sure does make some great music and that is all that matter. So forget all yall haters out there, cuz all i do is shake them haters off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Man has Done it Again!

    One thing to say about the album and R. Kelly himself CREATIVE! Just as good as his other albums. You must borrow, buy it whatever just listen to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IT WAS GR8!!!!

    I am a big fan of R Kelly, even if he has made mistakes. But we all have. Wouldn't u like 2 b remebered 4 your gr8ness rather than your maistakes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are you all out of your mind?

    I love R. Kelly. Nobody else can write such pimp-lyrics AND songs with such motivation at the same time. But-- Chocolate Factory?? You have got to be kidding me. There is not one epic song on there. Not one that I can even mention as being great. What happened? And why do all of you reviewers think this is a great album? To me the album seems rushed, and simply lacks the skill that Kells has shown in all of his other albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R Kelly: Greatest Producer

    In think this shows the apologetic side of Kelly.I love the Imagine That track, it is a serious baby-making song.Even though the album is not better than TP-2.com, I recommend a one month rotation in the stereo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ITS OFF THE YAZULLBOB

    DIS CD ITS ON POINT YA SMELL ME ITS A REAL CHILL CD...AN ITS GOOD FA BABY MAKIN YA MEAN...ANYWAY DIS DA GURL BG HOLLA BACK AIGHT 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R-kelly is the king of R&B

    Amazing,just as good as his CD R. if not better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4 get what they say

    r.kelly I don't give a you know what ifyou have sex with all these li grown girls cause they just wanna get a nigga set up have sex with all of them if they give it to you dog 4 sho Iam your fan angel b.k.a. fat str-8 represnting belle glade fla a.k.a. da muck home of da glade central raiders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tha Bomb

    All that has happened with R.Kelly, I still support him to the fullest. The CD goes off and I love it. Halla

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R. Kelly is to us black folk of modern era; what Elvis Presley was/is to white folks.

    Woooow!!! This is all one can say about R. Kelly¿s gifted talents. From writing songs, to creating the music behind his powerful soul moving lyrics, to producing. R. Kelly is a special, talented, inspiring, exceptional black man. Despite his flaws, as we all have them, none of us can judge this man. He can only and will only be judge my God. Until then, keep up music like this, messages like this¿..messages that us black folks desperately need back in our lives. Best album so far!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good

    I think this is one of the best R. Kelly Albums; all of the songs have a good beat and his voice is fantastic! Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Despite personal setbacks, God's musical gift shines through.

    I purchased this album with some hesitation because of the media blitz surrounding R.Kelly. He is a gifted man whose talents as a writer, singer, and producer are undeniable. I love this CD. Track 4 is one of my favorites. No regrets on my purchase!

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