TP.3 Reloaded



R. Kelly is (at least) R-rated.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Racist words used; everyone lies as a matter of course.


Violence seems to be a matter-of-fact way to deal with problems in R. Kelly's world.


A lot of explicit sexuality.


A lot of strong language.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drug and alcohol references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is filled with explicit sexual content and strong language. The CD is not appropriate for kids.

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What's the story?

TP.3 RELOADED offers 13 well-executed tracks leading up to the album's climax, the five-track musical soap opera \" the Closet,\" also offered in video form on the limited edition's enclosed companion DVD. With plot twists that are mostly predictable, an improbable story of love, sex, intertwined relationships, and infidelity unfolds. Unfortunately, the heavy air of self-conscious cleverness overrides the originality of this form of musical storytelling -- the \" the Closet\" series, as well as the other tracks on the album, would be more powerful and effective with a dash of subtlety.

Is it any good?


R. Kelly's voice sounds gorgeous on this exquisitely produced album, evoking the best soul-crooners of earlier eras. Produced with a light-handed touch, the instrumental tracks are tasteful, varied, and interesting -- unlike the lyrics, which jar the ear with obsessively explicit sexuality, sung as they are with such velvety sweetness. Kelly is daring, creative, and talented, with the musical chops to master a variety of musical styles. If he exercised a little tasteful restraint (and had some better-written lyrics), he could be a world-class artist.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why they think this talented artist feels the need to use sex and profanity to make his point.

Music details

Artist:R. Kelly
Release date:July 5, 2005
Label:Jive Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written bycaseyhop April 9, 2008

this is cool

hey yo i love r.kelly he is so cool and he has the best song I;ma flirt he is the king of R&B he is cool, and gets all of the honeys
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
sry i got nothin 2 say


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