R.Kelly – New Album (The Buffet), Ms. McLin, & Chicago


Steve Silk Hurley, Shannon Syas, MashUpFM, Chicago, Global, Radio, S&S Chicago
The sound of R&B has evolved over the years with many artists contributing new styles and approaches to making their music. A number of talented acts have contributed but few have had as dominant a run as R. Kelly.

Born on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, R. Kelly was the product of a single-parent household and grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes, a notorious housing projects on the city’s south side. With his mother being an avid singer herself, Kellz took to music at a young age, but would officially take it serious after a music teacher Ms. McLin goaded him into entering a high school talent show.

After his first performance drew rave reviews, Kelly would continue to cultivate his craft by performing around the city before forming a group named MGM with other male vocalists from the area. MGM would release a single,”Why You Wanna Play Me,” but would disband soon after, leaving Kelly a soloist once again. But the young singer’s fortunes would change when he secured a deal with Jive Records in 1991. Linking up with a local group named Public Announcement, they would release their one and only album, Born into the ’90s, in 1992.
R. Kelly would eventually split from Public Announcement to becoming a solo artist and grew to become a R&B icon. Nearly twenty years deep in the game, R. Kelly has built up a catalog with classic albums and songs that have defined the genre.

The Pied Piper’s discography is wide-ranging, which makes it virtually impossible to choose the best of the lot, The king of R&B is back with another classic album for all R&B music enthusiasts. We have all listened to this here in the office and think it’s a solid body of work. The King of R&B is back. Take a listen below for yourself.

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S&S Records, Inc. (and S&S Chicago, Inc.) was established in 2005 by 4-time GRAMMY® nominated producer Steve “Silk” Hurley and global DJ/Producer Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas. Merging Hurley’s worldwide commercial success and Syas’ strong global following, the dance label has become home to numerous musical greats and one of the most respected blogs on the internet.

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