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    iwasthinkin Something Just HIT ME about Double Up

    Anyone else here ever think about the fact that Kellz went platinum on an album thats OUT of this genre? He has done soooo many collabs for rap/hiphop that it seems like Kellz belongs in there but, obviously, he is R-and-B.

    I was thinking: What if Joe or Brian McKnight or even John Leged made a hiphop album? Or look at Tyrese who tried it with Alter Ego and went wood? Or what if these pop rock bands did a hiphop album all of a sudden? Would these artists have the same effect, acceptance and multi-national success as R.Kelly has??

    After you think of the above, is Double Up really the lukewarm failure that most of us here think it was? Food for thought.
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    If you say Double Up is a Hip Hop album you ignore half of the tracks. Cause the album is approximately a 50:50 mix of R&B and Hip Hop, and as far as I know, many of today's R&B albums are a mix of R&B and Hip Hop (or better: R&B has become a softcore version of Hip Hop).

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by The R. Hidden Content
    If you say Double Up is a Hip Hop album you ignore half of the tracks. Cause the album is approximately a 50:50 mix of R&B and Hip Hop, and as far as I know, many of today's R&B albums are a mix of R&B and Hip Hop (or better: R&B has become a softcore version of Hip Hop).
    yea. i thought about that too. and you bring up a good point.

    but double up was NOT marketed as a "mix" album. in fact, INITIAL track listings were ENTIRELY hiphop. then they threw some R-and-B in there to satisfy fans from the past and took cuts like blow it up out.

    most of us didnt really know HOW MUCH r-and-b was in it until 1 week before the release at the listening party.

    it was still built, marketed and geared as a HIP-HOP album.
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    I agree with The R. I don't see "Double Up" as a Hip Hop album nor an R&B album. It's just an average album, not a quality one. It's a mix of Hip Hop and R&B so I wouldn't say "Double Up" belongs to the genre of Hip Hop. It belongs to the genre of today's music, unfortunately.

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    ^^ i can see everyone's point.

    ...but i will still fight for Double Up 'till the death!!! Hidden Content
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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by AZ2Chi1Kelly Hidden Content
    ^^ i can see everyone's point.

    ...but i will still fight for Double Up 'till the death!!! Hidden Content
    I'll always be with you when it comes to Double Up Hidden Content . Double up is marketed as a Hip-Hop album no matter if it has Slow cuts on it. I agree that they just threw in some of the cuts to satisfy some of the fans. I still think Double Up is one of the best albums of this year. And i also agree that's it's great that he went platinum with a Hip-Hop album. Once again proof that everything he touches turns out great (in this case platinum)
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    i feel that double up isnt that far a reach for kelly.. he's been rappin since he's been born into the 90's and writing for the winans. so d/u isnt that far a reach to him for me. as it would be for some of the other guys you mentioned to do a hip/hop styled album. its just part of kellz flavor so i dont feel like he's really going above and beyond with it. plus kellz took the boring part of the genre(money, clubs, b's and ho's) and rapped about that, nothing brilliant about that.

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    To me, Double Up is equivalent to Best Of Both Worlds and Unfinished Business. I think the only one people will remember years and years down the road is Best of Both Worlds out of this bunch. Best Of Both Worlds stands out more cause the songs are a little bit better that Double Up.

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by therealrkelly Hidden Content
    he's been rappin since he's been born into the 90's and writing for the winans. so d/u isnt that far a reach to him for me.
    co-sign that...BORN INTO THE 90'S and 12 PLAY both had a heavy dose of joints with Kells just rappin on em. DOUBLE UP and TP3 were very much in that vein.

    Like a lot of people here, we've grown up w/ R Kelly. As we mature, I think we wanna hear that R&B side more...somethin like he did w/ the LOVELAND record, the Steppin album, U SAVED ME I think he still has all that in him.

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    Co-sign.

    I almost got strong and mixed feelings about the DOUBLE UP Album too myself.

    I get everybody's thoughts. I'll fight my best for this album alongside the Best of Both Worlds and Unfinished Business.

    The latest album from Kells isn't that dissappointing, I feel it's just a melange of different genres.

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