Usher or R.Kelly

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  • cobblandcobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    This should be a no-contest.

    Although the quality of some of his music, along with the songs he’s written for others started falling off (in my opinion) when he adopted the “Pied Piper" gimmick, the songs he either wrote or co-wrote for others in the 90’s up until 2003, still stand out.
    rip.dilla
  • cobblandcobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly

    There was an appearance R.Kelly made on WGCI with Mike Love and the Diz in 98 when promoting his album "R", and he stared singing in studio and mimicking Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Toni Braxton's singing voices and nailing all of them. I wish I had recorded it, because it was amazing to hear at the time.

    He had a style that many tried to emulate:


    rip.dillackfreeMR.CJ
  • Soloman_The_WiseSoloman_The_Wise The Make It Happen Man... Puget SoundPosts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn I was just having this discussion last week and saw this by Chance I listen to both as they both our Panty Dropper Kings of this R&B shit and was Riding with Kells but some points about Usher were dropped on me that has me @ a stalemate given both their last albums were garbage in comparison to the rest of their catalogs...
  • ckfreeckfree Posts: 8,211 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FlightKing wrote: »
    ckfree wrote: »
    lol @ my brother listening to you got it bad while laying on his back in his bed staring at the ceiling that one time i caught him

    he was going through it

    i picked r kelly but i cant front on usher he got some shit that fluffs bitches pussy like a pillow too

    Most niggas listened to U Got It Bad on some heartbroken shit. That song was a monster.

    hell yea a lot of dudes relate to these songs because it happens to everyone if they show it or not

    lot of real shit being said on the low
    FlightKing
  • _Lefty_Lefty Posts: 6,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    Too many hits, too many ghostwritten hits, too many anthems too much of an impact on the culture. No contest. Usher did his job, but R. Kelly is on another level.
    rip.dillaatribecalledgabiMR.CJ
  • Olorun22Olorun22 Posts: 5,105 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    I always compare usher to ginuwine
    rip.dillatrilladelic
  • sdotcarter111sdotcarter111 Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tale of the tape

    Usher:

    - Club music
    - Babymaking music
    - Great dancer
    - Great live performer
    - Better at hitting high notes...maybe

    R. Kelly:

    - Club music
    - Babymaking music
    - Uplifting soul music that inspires
    - Wedding music for grown folks
    - Potential GOAT r&b live performer
    - More versatile singing voice
    - Writes most of his own shit as well as others
    - Produces smash hits for own albums
    - Produces smash hits for other artists both r&b and rap
    - Finds and creates superstar artists
    - Longer album rolodex
    - Created Trapped in the Closet which even though is coonery is more creative than anything Usher has ever done
    - Never changed his style to appeal to the masses like Usher did

    This topic even existing is disrespectful to Kells to be honest. Literally the only thing Usher does on a higher level is dance. Musically, R. Kelly's talent is a few levels above his. That's not anything against Usher, he's one of the greatest artists of our generation. But R. Kelly makes him look one-dimensional in comparison.
    MR.CJ
  • Say WhatSay What Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭✭
    Usher
    Tale of the tape

    Usher:

    - Club music
    - Babymaking music
    - Great dancer
    - Great live performer
    - Better at hitting high notes...maybe

    R. Kelly:

    - Club music
    - Babymaking music
    - Uplifting soul music that inspires
    - Wedding music for grown folks
    - Potential GOAT r&b live performer
    - More versatile singing voice
    - Writes most of his own shit as well as others
    - Produces smash hits for own albums
    - Produces smash hits for other artists both r&b and rap
    - Finds and creates superstar artists
    - Longer album rolodex
    - Created Trapped in the Closet which even though is coonery is more creative than anything Usher has ever done
    - Never changed his style to appeal to the masses like Usher did


    This topic even existing is disrespectful to Kells to be honest. Literally the only thing Usher does on a higher level is dance. Musically, R. Kelly's talent is a few levels above his. That's not anything against Usher, he's one of the greatest artists of our generation. But R. Kelly makes him look one-dimensional in comparison.

    I was with you until there. Kels is a great songwriter and decent performer but he is lazy at times. I think he has history on his side but currently his future is dim. Usher has lots of upside and in a way is the only person of this generation comparable though they are very different artist. Who are theses superstars he created?
  • rip.dillarip.dilla 天道様 Posts: 16,912 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    8701 is my shit though .. . That album revives memories
  • onthaflyonthafly Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    Did the poll close or did I vote already? I hope I voted for Usher. He made some music that was a significant part of my childhood.
  • onthaflyonthafly Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    Damn it.
  • TrueGodHSTrueGodHS Posts: 2,670 ✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    I would say R.Kelly easily. Writer, producer, classic albums, etc.

    Usher got one undisputed classic and he rarely writes his own shit.

    Usher sing better probably but R. Kelly just overall better
  • trilladelictrilladelic Posts: 4,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    R.Kelly
    like an earlier poster stated a fair comparison would be babyface & the R.
  • BeleeDatPleighboyBeleeDatPleighboy Knockin em off they feet like a southerner supposed to do Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IMO as Usher goes there really is no one comparable to him thats in his "lane" so to speak.

    Only one i can think of is Ginuwine.

    And yeah...Babyface and R would be a better comparison....in which R wins hands down.
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    THIS HAS BEEN ON REPEAT ALL WEEK LONG

    KELLY CAN MAKE SOME DAM HITS!


  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 62,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    I say kellz
  • harry knucklezharry knucklez Posts: 2,434 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    He's very creative, versatile and influential.

    He done wrote hits for several other artists and he's got a wide range of music: freaky songs, club songs, slow jams, relationship songs, stories, inspirational, gospel, hiphop, pop, soul, etc. Alot of these R&B cats out now got there style from R Kelly - even they pay homage to him.





    rip.dilla
  • Dazzling Dazzling Posts: 410 ✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    I love me some R Kelly.
  • R Kelly as a whole but he's fallen off lately
  • I do fucks with Confessions a lot
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Posts: 62,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.Kelly
    Kellz the GOAT
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