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Double Up is R. Kelly's latest album. The album's first single, "I'm a Flirt (Remix)" featuring T.I., and T-Pain has been gaining momentum on the Billboard Top 40 charts and continues to top radio and video countdown shows including BET's 106 & Park. Kelly revealed that the album is set to feature guest appearances & production by The Neptunes, The Runners, Mysto & Pizzi, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Daddy Yankee, Dr. Dre, Rick Ross, T.I., T-Pain and many more.

R. Kelly's rep could be considered controversial at best, but that's not to say the man who does for raunch what Beyoncé does for backsides (that is, caused the masses to arrive at a more multidimensional consideration) is not a fascinating artist. On Double Up, arguably his most sex-crazed, diabolically sleazy CD to date, Kelly grunts like a monkey, envisions a hot and heavy interplanetary romp, and indulges in NC-17-rated rhymes. Stylistically, the self-described king of R&B kicks up a hip-hoppy storm, spitting rapid-fire rhymes and tossing the 'n' word around too freely. But then there's the saving grace: that voice. Throughout a couple of inspirational numbers and collaborations with friends such as Usher ("Same Girl") and Nelly ("Tryin' to Get a Number"), Kelly does what he did so capably on the megahit "I Believe I Can Fly": he reaches even reluctant listeners with deep-seated sincerity. Even when he doesn't, he still knows how to capture catchy--first single "I'm a Flirt," for example, locks it up with a whisper and a wink. --Tammy La Gorce

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Champ featuring Swizz Beatz
  2. Double Up featuring Snoop Dogg
  3. Tryin' To Get A Number featuring Nelly
  4. Get Dirty featuring Chamillionaire
  5. Leave Your Name
  6. Freaky In The Club
  7. The Zoo
  8. I'm A Flirt Remix featuring T.I. and T-Pain
  9. Same Girl duet with Usher
  10. Real Talk
  11. Hook It Up featuring Huey
  12. Rock Star featuring Ludacris and Kid Rock
  13. Best Friend featuring Keyshia Cole and Polow Da Don
  14. Rollin'
  15. Sweet Tooth
  16. Havin' A Baby
  17. Sex Planet
  18. Rise Up

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 29, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B000P29B3U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Let's be honest, R. Kelly is the best R&B singer in this generation. He is 15 years deep in the game and is a legend along other R&B giants of the past. Who else can still inspire millions of people to buy his work after all his personal problems became public? His music is too good to be ignored, except this record. Some of the songs on here are so ridiculous; it's hard to take him serious anymore.

With this album, all R. Kelly glorifies is sex, money, and the club scene. I expected more maturity from Mr. Kelly because he is now 40 years-old. However, he is still trying to pass himself off as a 25 year-old thug. It's not working. I wanted to hear more things about real love, life, growing up, God, problems of the world and spiritual sex (not the physical type Kelly sings about). Songs like `Double Up' is about having sex with two women, `Tryin' to Get a Number' is about taking a girl home after the club, `Get Dirty' talks about watching strippers slide down the pole, `Leave Your Name' talks about getting too drunk to holla at a woman, so he wants her to leave her name, `The Zoo' is too funny for words and it goes on and on. `Real Talk' is a bit different because he is yelling at his girl for listening to her friends about him cheating. `Real Talk' may be different, but it's still annoying with all the cussing and stupidity. The only songs I like are `Havin A Baby', `Best Friend', and `I Like Love' and `Ooh Baby' (the latter two are available on the bonus version).

Double Up (explicit version) was released a week in advance, due to the album leaking on the Internet. Three songs are already in heavy rotation on radio, they are: I'm a Flirt (Remix), Same Girl, and The Zoo. My advice to Mr. Kelly is this: understand you are getting older and your fan base is getting older, too. Most of your fans are not interested in clubbing (they did that back in the 90s). Stop trying to appeal to the high schools kids and grow up!
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For the last 15 years I have been a die hard R. Kelly fan...I got a little shaky when the charges came up, But nevertheless I still rocked with him. NOW...I dont know. Its like I'm 24 and even I'm tired of the club songs. I want the R. Kelly that recorded Born in the 90's, 12play, R. Kelly, TP2, R. (2disc) and Chocolate Factory. TP3 and this double up, I can do without. As funny as "real talk" is, its nothing you can sing with...nothing you want to sing 10 years from now like you would "Slow Dance." This is disposable music thats he's putting out right now! COme on now, 40 yr olds in Doo rags in the club poppin bottles is wack!!! Kells its time to let it go and grow into the legend that you are destined to be...dont mess it up trying to conform to what everyone else is doing, you are much better than that. Tisk, Tisk...this is what Mid life crisis is about...
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R. Kelly is a musical genius; he's also a flawed man. With allegations of underage sexual encounters and an alledged sex-tape as well, Kelly never convinces us he is the "Christian" man who sang such inspirational songs as "I Believe I Can Fly" or "U Saved Me" and "Prayer Changes" from his HAPPY PEOPLE/U SAVED ME double disc. What makes the inspirational side of Kelly hard to accept might be because he will praise God out of one side of his mouth ("Rise Up" isn't an outright 'gospel' number but it is inspirational) and then curse like a sailor (the extremely explicit, controversial "Real Talk") or sexualize any and everything (on DOUBLE UP, it's the "Zoo" that gets the sexualization). But, as a listener, it isn't my job to criticize Kelly as a man or whatever his status as a church-going man is; it is my job only to critique his latest outfit,

DOUBLE UP, which is a hip-hop album for the most part as opposed to sensual sounding R&B. DOUBLE UP is much harder than any other R. Kelly album, in more ways than one. It is easily the most explicit album that Kells has ever made, saturated with the 'f-bomb' throughout. Also, there have never been so many guest spots from rappers on any of Kell's other affairs. Personally, I thought DOUBLE UP might be another misstep for Kelly, following the forgettable TP.3, which should've been phenomenal following the hype of "Trapped in the Closet". However, DOUBLE UP is actually Kelly's best album for awhile, even though it sadly sheds Kelly's sensual, R&B facade. Sure, there are a couple of straight, R&B tracks, but mostly, the album serves to celebrate Kelly's rekindled success, which has been in the area of hip-hop where his presence has helped to propel singles "That's That S***" (Snoop Dogg) and the more popular "Go Getta" (Young Jeezy).
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Double Up is right up there with TP.3 as far as being R. Kelly's worst album. Every artist is allowed a foul-up. Kells' foul-up was TP.3, but he's done it again with Double Up. It doesn't appeal to those who came up with him during the time of Born into the 90's, 12 Play, R. Kelly and R. Like many reviewers have stated, R. is 40 now. It's time to make music to reflect it. Double Up has some of the weakest lyrics I've ever heard from an R & B album. You're not 25 anymore, and neither are the majority of your fans. Don't just say you're the "king of R & B". Prove it to us.
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Let me start by saying I'm a huge R. Kelly fan. He's probably my favorite R&B artist and undoubtedly the best R&B artist of this generation. But this album was a joke. He's changing in a bad way with the rap industry. As rap gets more commercial and less meaningful Kellz has also. It seems to me he's trying to become a rapper, which isn't a good look.

1) The Champ...terrible a 2 minute song about how everybody is jealous of him and against him. It was nothing more than bragging about being on top and "singing" about how he's on top and everyone hates him due to it. If this was hip-hop, that'd be okay. But it's not, it's r&b.

2) Double Up...He needs to grow up! A song about getting girls "dizzy" in the club and bringing them and their friend home with you. This is a completely meaningless song. Plan and simple. Again, if this was hip-hop you could brag about stealing another mans women or "doubling up" but it's not hip-hop it's r&b.

3) Tryin' to get a number...a pure disgrace. He tried to go pop-ish. Nelly is featured and Kellz does his best to sound like Nelly but realistically it sounds like it's Nelly's song and not Kellz! It's insanely commercial and focuses mostly on "steppin outta Hummer". What happened to songs like Greatest Sex and Strip for You?

4) Get Dirty...a song which features Chamillionair and a horrible effort by both. Again, commercial and meaningless.

Rather than going through the bad songs, the only good song I found were "Sweet Tooth", "Sex Planet", and "The Zoo". Everything else is subpar to average. I hope he bounces back strong. Regardless I will probably buy his next album just because of his legacy. All artists have bad albums, this is on of them.

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He's kinda old to be makin records like this now!!!
R. Kelly isn't quite 40 yet... he's 38 or thereabouts. I understand your point and being an R. Kelly fan for years, I do see where you're coming from. Honestly, I'm digging the album, but then there are moments I will listen and think, where's "R.", "12 Play" or... Read More
Jun 2, 2007 by Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. |  See all 16 posts
Downloaded the cd yesterday, here's what I thought of it...
Yeah, I got an advance copy of the CD and it's so-so IMO. Too many guest stars & weak lyrics prevent me from REALLY enjoying 'Double Up'. R.Kelly is a 40+ year old man and he's still talking about Rollin in da club, *itches this *itches That, Hoes This Hoes that, Nigg** this Nigg** that. After... Read More
May 27, 2007 by Seand67 |  See all 5 posts
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It came out today...I just bought it...The explicit version....
May 29, 2007 by Antonio Parker |  See all 10 posts
Different Tracklisting For 'Double Up'
2 words.....BOOT LEG
Jul 7, 2007 by Flub Tinsdale |  See all 2 posts
Double Up Review - 4/5
I agree after awhile it does get tired and he needs to change up a little but with that being said this CD is certainly better than TP.3 which was a huge disappointment. I do not think you will see songs like the ones you mentioned he wants to be a thug LOL.
May 31, 2007 by Tony_Tone |  See all 2 posts
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