Album Review: R. Kelly - Black Panties

kellyAlbum ArtworkR. Kelly • Black Panties • RCA Records • Producer: R. Kelly • Score: 6 out of 10

This album has one purpose and one purpose only: to bring out the freak in you. “Crazy Sex” is the appropriate theme song of Kelly’s raunchy escapade, and he leaves nothing to the imagination. From sensual love odes dedicated to female genitalia  (“Marry The P****”) to graphic descriptions of sex acts likened to licking the filling of an Oreo (“Cookie,”) only one thing comes to mind: Earmuffs on, kiddos! This is not the “I Believe I Can Fly” R. Kelly—he’ll be back later (we hope). Black Panties is like a one-night stand: sexy and provocative, yet fleeting and unmemorable. – Mira Abas