November 11, 2013


7 Songs You Didn't Know R. Kelly Wrote


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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