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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
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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!
Kells' last album, TP.3 Reloaded, was garbage, and frankly, this album isn't much better. Now, Double Up IS a suitable title for the album because it's exactly 80 minutes long, which means that some songs could have been left behind -- actually, a LOT of songs (hence the two-star rating). In fact, all the other two-star reviews are pretty accurate (especially K.J. Bryant's review). First you have the filler tracks ("Freaky in the Club", "Tryin' to Get a Number", "Ringtone"); then you have the stories: "Same Girl" is okay, but "Best Friend" (with Keyshia Cole and Polow da Don) is skippable.
There's also the "I'm a Flirt" remix, which is the same story as the "Ignition" remix: you like the song but you have no idea why. And "Havin' a Baby" is pretty self-explanatory, but toward the end when Kells starts talking through the delivery process, it gets a little hard to get into. The necessary we-are-the-world song "Rise Up" is also good, but it feels out of place when compared to the rest of the album (more on that in a minute).
As usual, there are a lot of bad sexual metaphors, like "Sweet Tooth", "Sex Planet" and especially "The Zoo", which is complete with orangutan (and eventually elephant) sound effects. But there are other songs with problems as well. "Real Talk" has Kells goin' off on his girl for suggesting that he's sleeping around, and he's swearing just for the sake of swearing (and why does he keep saying Milton?). The title track boringly details threesomes; and "Rock Star" (with Ludacris and Kid Rock -- although Rock is only playing, so that really shouldn't count as a guest spot) proves that R. Kelly and rock music are like oil and water.
I guess I should be used to Kells aiming at the younger crowd nowadays, but he just isn't as good at it as he used to be; and the sex songs are still way too corny. Yeah, he can still sing, but he should keep his best songs for himself like he did earlier in his career. In short, Double Up is about as good as The Best of Both Worlds, so leave it in the store.
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