All R. Kelly stories

Featured R. Kelly stories

“Blurred Lines” did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the rest of his life. But the song, its salacious video, and all the attendant success and controversy –… More »

“Don’t chase the money,” Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. “You can’t chase the money,” he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly’s catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a 20-year solo career he’s evolved with the times from New Jack Swing all the way to the Auto-Tune era and beyond, to the point that his latest album features a… More »

More R. Kelly stories

My Morning Jacket Heart R. Kelly

Entertainment Weekly gets drunk with the Louisville, Ky. quintet...CARL: That new R. Kelly video for "Trapped In The Closet" is amazing. BO: I want to…
Scott Lapatine | October 3, 2005 - 1:41 pm

“Trapped In The Closet” Cliffs Notes

Those who were confused by R. Kelly's five-part urban opera are in luck. has Cliffs Notes complete with a "character sex map" and glossary…
Stereogum | August 3, 2005 - 3:46 pm

Trapped In The Closet has identified the Top 10 Worst Song Lyrics ... Ever. Perhaps the only time you'll see Coldplay and Warrant on the same list. …
Stereogum | July 28, 2005 - 10:56 am
1 2 3 4