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Would u compare R. kelly to Prince?

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    I was reading some reviews on the 12 play albums and I think the R. album as well and most of the critics compared it to Prince's earlier works....I noticed here on this site...we rarely talk about Prince or how he maybe an influence on kellz music....


    what do u guys think??

    Do u think kellz will be on Prince's level or is he beyond?

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by LovelyLP Hidden Content
    I was reading some reviews on the 12 play albums and I think the R. album as well and most of the critics compared it to Prince's earlier works....I noticed here on this site...we rarely talk about Prince or how he maybe an influence on kellz music....


    what do u guys think??

    Do u think kellz will be on Prince's level or is he beyond?
    We actually have spoken a lot about prince in the past.....hes just not on the cover of things right now.....


    Prince and R. Kelly are very very different musically.....

    First off Prince's earlier works were classified as the "Minneapolis" sound far from the hip-hop aaron hall inspired new jack swing jacked from teddy reilly type music.

    Prince can play about 10 more instruments than r. kelly and has written way more music than Rob. He has way more of a range than rob when he sings too.....few males can hit the high falsetto prince can do.

    To say anyone is beyond prince is a big big big statement to make. He has a following like no one else in R&B/Pop ..... to be selling out shows at 50 years of age and still putting out #1 albums is a huge feat.


    I mean the Lotus Flow3r album he didnt even care to release on a tuesday b/c he didnt care about sales and i think he still hit #2 (sunday and mondays sales were not counted)

    Prince is just the most prolific musician in the game right now.....

    I would not call either one better than the other ..... because they are way too different.....

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    ^ I am glad you put it like that, because I don't like comparing great artists as well, but vocally there are some things that Rob can do that prince can't, for instance it's very rare to hear prince sing with the passion and soul that Rob does in his songs, basically they are both great in their own right. I also give props to Prince for releasing so many succsessful albums ( over 20 gold albums and about 14 platinum), but as prolific as Rob is, if they came out around the same time.

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    yet another great thread by LovelyLP. prooooooops!

    anyway, i don't compare the two of them.

    Prince is kind of in a different genre of R&B than Kells is.

    I can't quite explain it, but his public persona is just different than Kells. prince is extremely concerned with keeping a certain "mystique" about him, and while I do consider him to be a legend (that's a fact), he is not as consistent as Kells.

    Perch mentioned about prince's musical talents regarding the fact that he can play more instruments than Rob, has a higher vocal range, etc.

    this is confusing to me, because it makes it seem as if the more THINGS YOU CAN DO must mean you are MORE TALENTED. which is so clearly a false statement when applied to this convo, as well as practically any other similar situation.

    prince is great, but Rob is King. and while we're at it, lemme just say: MJ > Prince.
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    ^Completely agree, and my earlier post was cut off, I wanted to say that since Rob is so prolific, if he came out around the same time as Prince, I am almost certain that their music sales will be the same, but that is beside the point, I also don't get why would playing 10 more instruments make prince better than kellz, the fact is kelz can also play certain instruments as well, and prince is not prominent for playing ALL 10 of them. Regarding the high falseto, I don't think great male singers are judged based on that, have you listened singers like Marvin Junior & Teddy Pendergrass? They were highly celebrated , & Barry was immortalized forever for his great deep voice, for me the more versetile the voice is , like Kelz, the better.

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    ^^excellent post, ntokie.

    that shits the truth on some real.
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    R. Kelly > Prince

    and this is coming from a huge Prince fan.

    Prince is mostly a Pop/Rock artist so people will always view him greater than R. Kelly. The genre of music he does has a huge following and greater respect. Whereas R. Kelly's music will look down upon because it's too "crass" or "ghetto". But if you look at the bigger picture - who has continuously evolved as years go by? R. Kelly edges Prince out. Prince's good music days are long behind him. His peak was in the mid 80's to early 90's since then he hasn't made any music worth listening to. Whereas R. Kelly is constantly creating R&B classics in his catalog in 2011 and will continue to do so because the man never runs out of ideas.

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    The reason why I started this thread is because a few months ago someone tweeted that R.kelly was the most important aand complex male artist since MJ....someone tried to quickly turn him down and say no Prince is.....But the guy that tweeted about R.kelly said ppl don't even understand how important kellz is to music....

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by LovelyLP Hidden Content
    The reason why I started this thread is because a few months ago someone tweeted that R.kelly was the most important aand complex male artist since MJ....someone tried to quickly turn him down and say no Prince is.....But the guy that tweeted about R.kelly said ppl don't even understand how important kellz is to music....
    you don't need to defend yourself LP. we all got love here. you don't have to explain yourself.

    besides, almost all ur threads are A+ type shit.

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