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BabyFace/R. Kelly/Teddy Riley/Jam & Lewis

rip.dilla
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edited June 2012 in R&B & Alternatives
Who is your pick for song-writing/producing/arranging/vocals .. MOSTLY in the 90's (which was a great decade for R'n'B in my opinion) ?

I feel these guys were the MAJOR dudes in R'n'B within that decade and slightly earlier ('80s)

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  • In Your Moms Room
    In Your Moms Room 302Members Posts: 7,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R. Kelly is the king of R&B.

    /thread
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2012
    R. Kelly is the king of R&B.



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  • Trockm
    Trockm Members Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭
    I like Kells song, and I like the way Babyface writes his songs. I have to go with Kells. But, if I'm boning I'll pop in Babyface
  • cobbland
    cobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Members Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R. Kelly (damn shame he had to be a 🤬 though). SMH

    Look at the work he did for others:









  • nujerz84
    nujerz84 NJMembers Posts: 15,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R Kelly hands down....dude wrote and produce joints for other stars..🤬 he made Britney Spears sound decent on this 🤬

  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kellz winnin out chea?
  • cobbland
    cobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Members Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kelly wrote material in the 90's that blows a lot the music today, out of the water.

    That 🤬 🤬 caused me to look at him in a totally different light, and this is coming from someone who was one of his biggest fans at one point. I had to stop 🤬 with his music after that. It seemed like he became a caricature at that point. Even the material he wrote for people after that, started to sound watered down and cliched.

    I remember when he was on WGCI back in the late 90's (back when I was in high school) with Mike Luv and the Diz, before the "R" album came out, and he was mimicking the singing voices of Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson, live on air, and he nailed each one perfectly. After hearing that, I don't know how anyone didn't see him as one of the most talented people in R&B or music in general.

    Back in the 90's- early 2000's, he was untouchable (IMO).

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  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TP-2 is that 🤬 though

    No love for 'Face?
  • BelovedAfeni
    BelovedAfeni The Pimp Slap App 5150 NationMembers Posts: 8,647 ✭✭✭✭✭
    im bumping that best of babyface now
    but he goes a lil toooooo far with some of his songs
  • J-GUTTA
    J-GUTTA Members Posts: 9,107 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I personally dig Donell Jones Music









  • sixfootfive
    sixfootfive Members Posts: 158 ✭✭
    I'm running with RKelly I think some of the concepts and the thought process he puts into writing a song can not be duplicated
  • Ounceman
    Ounceman Members Posts: 6,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If we are talking about the 90's than hands down r.kelly. but we're down. but if we're dealing with the 80's than its jimmy jam and terry lewis. they personified the 80's mineapolis sound
  • Topps
    Topps Members Posts: 447
    I thought R. Kelly said he is illiterate? So how was he writing song for people?
  • south4life
    south4life Bama Repesenta! Members Posts: 9,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I look at it like this, Babyface had the ballads on lock in the 90's while R. had the late night's on lock Lol.
    Jam & Lewis had pop on lock and Teddy Riley had the club on lock.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^ nice breakdown. LOL
  • plocc
    plocc Members Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭
    All were prolific in their time, but R.Kelly is the most enduring, cause they all wrote and produced for others, but.out of all the artist mentioned Kels music is timeless. The other people mentioned, their music is associated with a certain time or era. I believe i can fly will sound just as good 30 yrs from now. I dont know if our kids will be playing new jack swing or the control album.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL

    Robert Kelly is the King then going by this thread
  • boat1580
    boat1580 Members Posts: 200
    good thread. they're all really talented. i'm going to be the underdog and choose teddy riley. i loved the new jack swing era