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R. Kelly Still Steamy On New Song Leaks
R. Kelly doesn't spare any bedroom tales on a host of new songs leaked online this week, although it's unclear if they are intended to appear on his next Jive album, "12 Play 4th Quarter."R. Kelly doesn't spare any bedroom tales on a host of new songs leaked online this week, although it's unclear if they are intended to appear on his next Jive album, "12 Play 4th Quarter."
However, a spokesperson says the leak has jump-started the promo push for the project, due in the fourth quarter, and that Kelly is shooting a video for confirmed album track "Skin" this weekend.
On leaked tracks like "Screamer," "At the Same Time" and "Two Seater," Kelly regales the listener with salacious tales that conjure up 1993's original "12 Play" album.
The vocoder-led "Screamer" finds the singer describing a secret sex session in a crowded house while trying his best not to alert his company. On "At The Same Time," Kelly croons about reaching his carnal goals over guitar plucks and a double bass drum. Reclaiming his rapping skills on "Two Seater," Kelly bounces over the cut's electronic bops and screwed-up chorus while reminding fans of his financial stature.
The new album's first official single, "Hair Braider," stalled at No. 56 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this spring, in the midst of Kelly's trial and subsequent acquittal on child pornography charges.
Kelly's last album, 2007's "Double Up," has moved 946,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.