R. Kelly

Playlist: The Very Best of R. Kelly

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Like a lot of the releases in Legacy's Playlist series, the R. Kelly volume is far from a "very best of" compilation. Ironically, it's just as likely to appeal to casual listeners as those who own all of the singer's proper studio albums, since it provides an incomplete mix of hits and rarities. Only 14 tracks in length, it couldn't possibly provide all the hits. In fact, three of his studio albums through Untitled are unrepresented here. Those who have been holding out for the U.S. physical-product appearance of the non-album singles "I Believe" and "Hair Braider" finally get them here, though this might be the last place they'd look. Among the essentials: "Bump n' Grind [Old School Mix]," "Ignition [Remix]," "Step in the Name of Love [Remix]."

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