12 Lines From R. Kelly’s ‘TP-2.com’ Album to Use on Your Lady
If you were asked to name the most dominant male R&B artist of the past quarter century, chances are that R. Kelly would be at the top of that list. The Chicago native has sang and penned some of the most addictive jams of all-time and helped revolutionize the sound of R&B -- one chart-topping hit at a time.
The "Pied Piper of R&B" made his debut in 1992, alongside the group Public Announcement. The group released their debut album, Born Into the '90s, earning a platinum plaque and showcasing his promise as a budding superstar. But it would be his first solo album, 12 Play, that would truly lay the foundation for his illustrious run. Released in November of 1993, 12 Play would sell over six million copies in the U.S. alone and would solidify R. Kelly as the hottest male R&B vocalist in the game.
By 2000, R. Kelly had already released two additional multi-platinum albums -- R. Kelly and R. -- and amassed a slew of hit singles and high-profile guest appearances, but was two years removed from the music and looking to reinvent himself. That transformation resulted in his fourth studio LP, TP-2.com, the sequel to his landmark 12 Play album. Released on Nov. 7, 2000, the album debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 543,000 copies sold, his best first-week showing up to that point. Despite being devoid of a monster pop single, the project spawned multiple radio hits ("Fiesta," "Feelin' on Yo Booty") and would sell over four million copies domestically in addition to being hailed as one of the best releases of the year.
Fifteen years later, TP-2.com is considered a classic by many R&B aficionados and a quintessential listen. In celebration of its birthday, we picked the best lines from the project to spring on your lady in various situations, particularly in the bedroom. Thank us -- and the Pied Piper -- later. Here are 12 Lines From R. Kelly's TP-2.com Album to Use on Your Lady.