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Best of Both Worlds [Explicit Lyrics]

R. Kelly, Jay-Z, R.kelly & Jay-ZAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Best Of Both Worlds (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Take You Home With Me A.K.A. Body (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Break Up To Make Up (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It Ain't Personal (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Streets (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Green Light (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Beanie Sigel] [Explicit]R. Kelly 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Naked (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Shake Ya Body (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Lil' Kim] [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Somebody's Girl (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Get This Money (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Shorty (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Honey (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. P***y (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Devin The Dude] [Explicit]R. Kelly 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Roc-a-Fella
  • ASIN: B000063BPE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,873 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Despite the star power and the hyped-up title, this mano y mano between R&B heavyweight R. Kelly and rap master Jay-Z isn't what fans might have expected. In fact, this CD teeters dangerously close to being little more than a macho vanity project. One could assume that initial intentions were good. After all, R.  and Jay's collabo "Fiesta" was a sleazy slice of playa-party fun, but this full-length project, for which the stars recorded their parts separately, is disjointed and somewhat dull. Instead of taking R&B and rap to new heights, Best of Both Worlds proves, once again, that (graphic) sex is the only thing on R. Kelly's mind and Jay-Z can probably rhyme in his sleep. There are tolerable moments, à la the title track, which features R. Kelly's trademark sweeping melodies and Jay-Z's deadpan wit, but even some good hooks and poignant observations can't excuse insultingly juvenile cuts like "Honey" and "P***y." The best of both worlds? Not even close. --Amy Linden

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ... April 9, 2002
By John M
Format:Audio CD
I like Jay-Z, and R kelly can be good ..., but this is awful and made strictly for the money and reflects the music industry's current dire needs of originality.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars [Not a good choice] March 31, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Jay-Z, R. Kelly & Trackmasters - a formula which has proven to be successful in the past ("Fiesta Remix", "Guilty Until Proven Innnocent"). And now a whole album of 13 potential smash hits? What could possibly go wrong? Well, the problem with this piece of work is that all songs just sound the same due to the weak production by Trackmasters. You'll get tired of it very quickly. Yes, the beats are probably the biggest weakpoint of "Best of Both Worlds".
Speaking of which... The best of both worlds? Definitively not from the hiphop world. Jay-Z's rhymes are too simple and his flow lacks the certain something. After his epic debut "Reasonable Doubt", his follow-ups were plain wack. With his latest solo album "The Blueprint" though, he came back with a vengeance. So expectations for his appearance on this collabo were high and he couldn't fulfill them at all.
R. Kelly on the other hand does a pretty good job. His voice never sounded better and his pseudo-gangster-flow is pleasing to the ear. Unfortunatly, this isn't enough to save the record. The best cuts are "Take You Home With Me A.K.A. Body" and "Break Up To Make Up"; "Somebody's Girl" is o.k. - The rest, well, don't mention it.
So don't cop this one and save your money, unless you're a die-hard fan of R. Kelly or Jay-Z.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Nothing New March 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Before I start, let me just ask one question: Who was asking for an R. Kelly/Jay-Z collabo album, anyway? Sure, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and the "Fiesta" remix were bangers, but that's no reason to run to the studio and throw an album together. But it sounds like that's exactly what the two brothas did.
The Best of Both Worlds is full of been-there, done-that material over below average production mostly by the Trackmasters. A shame, since Jay-Z just released his critically acclaimed The Blueprint and R. Kelly got some props with his some time ago. Truly, this album will only appeal to the die-hard fans of either artist.
R. Kelly is known for pushing some great ballads like "I Believe I Can Fly" and some corny raunchy songs like "Half on a Baby". On this effort, he shoots for the latter and brings us such material as "Naked" and "Somebody's Girl". There is also a huge lack of his soulful singing that he used to overcome his questionable songwriting like he did on his past albums. As for Jay-Z, he spits okay lyrics but they're far from his best. "Break Up To Make Up" showcases him once again biting Biggie's catalogue spitting, "Think about it while the streets you roam...", and "Shake Ya Body" features a tight flow but full of nothing special.
Sure, the song titles are generic ("Naked", "Shake Ya Body", "Get This Money", "Shorty", etc.), but production is the biggest flaw. This album is full of undercooked beats and rhythm that if you tried to bump them in the car or at a party you'll slap yourself silly. Mostly done by the Trackmasters, they are also repetitive, as you'll hear the same drum-and-hand-clap percussion in songs like "Shorty" and "Somebody's Girl" that was already used in Ludacris and co.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is the Best of Both Worlds? November 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes it's better to not even bother to figure out with Jay-Z is thinking. Such is true when he teams up with R. Kelly for The Best of Both Worlds. This whole album is just a crime. Calling R. Kelly the best in R&B is a joke, and Jay's lyrics come off as some of the worst heard in hip hop.
Where does one start? Maybe at the Intro. It's good. In fact, it's the best song on the album, which says something about the quality of this disc. It's obvious that this album is targetted towards the club girls, but that is no excuse for how bad this album is. The problem with this CD is how absolutely shallow it is. It sounds like Jay did his lyrics for this entire album in 1 sitting, and R. Kelly is laughable. One listen to Naked and you'll understand.
So why is this album not worthy of 1 star? The Intro, It Ain't Personal, and Streets are all good songs. They aren't great, but compared to the rest of the album, they're gems.
It doesn't matter how big of a Jay-Z fan you are, do not buy this album. Nobody deserves to be put through the torture of hearing this, nonetheless pay for it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Album Is Horrible April 14, 2002
By bimbo
Format:Audio CD
Frist things first
(1)Beats are horrible
(2)Weak Lyrics
(3)Lame Production
OK theres 1 or 2 songs where theres chemistry but of the album is just a poor excuse...rkelly's nsync drinage sellout lyrics were so ... weak..
even then his lyrics are poor compared to the 5 STAR BLUEPRINT!
This is something that everyone should stay away from...i mean both of them clearly say that they did it for the money on almost every song! what more do u need....So is this album download worthy? Umm NOT entirely. listen to the track samples before u download point in wasting 2 minutes on your cable modem :) ....and if u really wna spend some money get the new Ol' Dirty Bastard album ....atleast it will make u laugh :) looking forward to jayzs new album..but for now i'll stick with NAS thank u!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome cd
Published 2 months ago by ginger cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
I enjoyed both of these worlds. The cd is worth purchasing if you enjoy these artist. Would probably be a good idea to add to your collection.
Published 6 months ago by Cassandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly The Best of Both Worlds
This is the best collaborate in history (in my opinion of course). They didn't lie when they named this album. I can listen to it over & over, the songs are great.
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Talented brothers
Too bad these two cant work together. Whatever their issues are/were, they could have made a lot of money doing more colabos! Great beats and skills/writing talents. Oh well.... Read more
Published on June 13, 2009 by Very Honest
5.0 out of 5 stars remember when it first came out
i remember when it first came out now i listen to it not so good still a couple good songs
Published on October 4, 2008 by ANTZ
1.0 out of 5 stars The WORST of both worlds
Any record featuring child rapist R. Kelly and that gorilla-lipped fool Jay-Z gets the big one star in my book. Amazingly, they actually made a second album. Read more
Published on March 24, 2006 by Jason Alexander
3.0 out of 5 stars Made too fast
This album was made too fast and was sloppy. This is a low for Jay-Z, and I won't get into R. Kelly's legal situation back in '02 which caused no promotion for the album, even... Read more
Published on January 18, 2006 by Chandler
3.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
This album comes in for a lot of criticism from a lot of rap critics, but overall it has some real stand out tracks. Read more
Published on November 6, 2005 by Benjy
2.0 out of 5 stars very average
I can't stand Jay Z at all.His by the Numbers Rapping is Boring to me.I was hyped to see another side to the Versatile Genius of R. Read more
Published on August 7, 2005 by mistermaxxx
5.0 out of 5 stars [...]
To all the male fans of R. kelly fans check out the site that was mentioned in the unauthorized video and the video on demand site every one is gettin their freak on too... Read more
Published on December 6, 2004 by Travel Entertainment
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