November 11, 2013

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7 Songs You Didn't Know R. Kelly Wrote

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In the 24 years since the release of R. Kelly's 1993 solo debut 12 Play, Robert Sylvester Kelly’s been many things to many people: multi-platinum selling artist, mesmerizing performer, bottomless well of delightfully filthy lyrics, subject of TWO different Aziz Ansari bits, courtroom defendant, epic hip-hopera artiste and Lady Gaga collaborator, just to name a few. 

When discussing the man and the often self-cultivated myth, the fact that Kelly's written and produced songs for a wide range of artists often gets overlooked. With his 12th solo studio album Black Panties due out next month, we look at seven of his lesser-known songwriting credits.

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