R. Kelly

Cancel Culture: Is It Too Much To Ask For Consistency?

By Alyson Camus | December 15, 2020

This didn’t prevent hypocrite Pitchfork to book R Kelly at their 2013 festival

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

People’s Perception Of Art And Artists Is Evolving For The Worse

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2020

It’s all about staying in a safe place, on a safe subject

Surviving R Kelly And The #MeToo Movement

By Alyson Camus | January 11, 2019

‘I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women’

Sexual Assault Accusations Are Shaking The Music World: Is This The End Or Just The Beginning?

By Alyson Camus | October 25, 2017

Julia Holter posted on her Facebook page a note supporting the allegations

Oldies But Goldies: Best Of The 2000s, The Letter R

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2016

Pretending to be Stevie Wonder

R Kelly Walks Off A Live Set, In The Middle Of An Interview

By Alyson Camus | December 22, 2015

‘People find it difficult to not think about the lawsuits and the allegations,’ said Modarressy-Tehrani. ‘What do you say to those people who find it conflicting?’

10 Songs: Wednesday, September 15th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2015

Chocolate Factory – R. Kelly – before all that godawful stuck in a wardrobe crap, Kelly was seconds away from being a modern day Stevie Wonder with a larger libido and maybe a tenth the talent (which means he was great), and this was the lead song off the album that made us take R. Kelly seriously for a year or so. A masterful Wonder redux, a beautiful soul song of faith in love and metaphor – A

Watch 30 Seconds Of Shelved Lady Gaga's Video For 'Do What U Want'

By Alyson Camus | June 23, 2014

Despite R Kelly playing a weird sex-predator doctor and a naked Gaga masturbating in newspapers while being shot by Richardson, there’s nothing there really more shocking than in your usual shitty sexually-charged video. So may be the rest of the clip got wilder

US Top 10 Albums 1-25-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2014

A little on the lame side right? I’ll give em Eminem and beyonce but after that, ugh, it seems to go one forever, talking loud but saying nothing. When does 2014 kick in here?

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To 12-20-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2013

The “and I’m sticking to it” has more stickiness than the rest of the album combined, which is why it was a minor hit, though it doesn’t explain why Black Panties, is Kelly’s bestselling album in years. Maybe the album cover does that – B+

US Top 10 Albums 12-28-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2013

Beyonce is head and shoulders above the rest with a ridiculous 750K + units moved at fifteen bucks a pop and no overhead, no publicity, all digital. Brooks is quite impressive with his non-digital release. It might be more last hurrah than new paradigm but as hurrahs go, I’m impressed.

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To 12-18-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2013

Kiss Me Last – We The Kings – A “Save The Last Dance For Me” for the 21st century and as sweet an idea as pop music can throw up, in a world of black panties, it is so innocent and emo in name, in nature it is pure pop for now teens – A-

R Kelly's Twitter Campaign Disaster

By Alyson Camus | December 15, 2013

Some people have so much confidence it is scary, but sometimes it doesn’t serve them very well! This past week, R. Kelly dropped an album, ‘Black Panties’, and I have zero opinion about it because I can’t stand the guy (and his music).

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 12-10-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2013

Give Me Strength Sessions ’74-’75 – Eric Clapton – The sessions from one of the great albums of the 1970s, a height of spirituality and passion Clapton has never come close to before and since and anything that adds to the story including a 1974 concert, is more than welcome – A

Sneak Peaks: New Albums Week Of 12-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2013

Not much going on here so if it boils down to R. Kelly versus Childish Gambino, there is no real choice though I might say that if Kelly ever had the opportunity to be more than an r&b bangerz machine, to be a Stevie Wonder like melody machine, that train left when he wouldn’t get out of the closet 10 years ago.