TP.3 Reloaded

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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R. Kelly is (at least) R-rated.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drug and alcohol references.

What 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.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byAnonymous1111111 July 7, 2020

Never allow your children to support this monster

To all parents who are reading this, i recommend watching the lifetime surviving r kelly documentary, please do not make your children support him.
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

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 14, 2015

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