Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me by R. KellyWho is R. Kelly? Three-time Grammy winner, who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide. Legendary writer and producer, who collaborated with such music icons as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Jay-Z, and Aretha Franklin. Visionary cultural messenger, who created the hip hopera phenomenon Trapped in the Closet. Creative genius. Sex symbol. The man who puts the “R” in R&B.
Through the iconic anthem “I Believe I Can Fly” and such sexy R&B mega-hits as “Bump N’ Grind,” “Ignition,” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up,” R. Kelly has proven to be one of the greatest musical talents of his generation. Yet his rollercoaster ride to the top has been as perilous as it has been exhilarating. In Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls.
From the crippling learning disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the teacher/mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer to struggling L.A. musician and beyond. Kelly reveals his hard-won ascent to superstardom and his battle to move forward after legal and personal ordeals that threatened to destroy his life.
Now back at the top, Kelly recounts the surprising twists and turns that have taken him to new heights of maturity and artistry. Part memoir, part keepsake, Soulacoaster unlocks the door to R. Kelly’s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride.
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R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' Could Be Getting a Sequel Very, Very Soon
Those already inducted into the sublime, bizarre world of R. Kelly's rap opera Trapped in The Closet will undoubtedly rejoice on hearing the rapper's officially unveiled plans to release an additional 40 chapters to the already chaptered saga. Kelly 's own descent into an underbelly of lies, sex, and deceit; one which eventually gathered a kind of near-cult fascination from its audience. Half-genuine awe, half-hysterical fascination with Kelly's larger-than-life-universe populated with corrupt cops and dwarf strippers, the self-titled 'hip hopera' continually reeled audiences back with each closing chapter's cliffhanger lines, such as Sylvester discovering his wife's infidelity with the declaration "Oh, my God, a rubber! It's a phenomenon obsessively parodied over its lifetime, from South Park's Scientology-twist on the Trapped in the Closet title to "Weird Al" Yankovic's spoof track "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" surely, a Weird Al song is the definitive sign something's made into the cultural mainstream. Last month even witnessed a New Jersey theater host an orchestra-scored screening of the series as their Halloween event.
Kelly , which currently consists of 33 "chapters" released from to Written and produced by R. Kelly, the series tells a story of a one-night stand which sets off a chain of events, gradually revealing a greater web of lies, sex and deceit. The music follows a distinct E major pattern,   and most chapters of the story feature the same melodic theme. The first five chapters of Trapped in the Closet originally appeared as the final tracks on Kelly's album TP.
This installment first aired on November 23, This set of chapters picks up where the original Trapped in the Closet left off. These chapters allude to mysterious phone calls all of the cast members have been receiving. Also, the characters talk, in confessional style, about different things going on in their lives. Moreover, these chapters are a precursor to the reunion of all of the cast members on a television show called Out of the Closet with Larry.
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Launching the newest instalment of the sung-through soap opera — an increasingly improbable tale triggered by an adulterous one-night stand — the singer-songwriter said that he had received an offer to take it to Broadway , and might even star in it himself. Although he gave little away, a spokesperson for the singer told the New York Times that a stage version is "a very real possibility we are exploring". Trapped in the Closet started life as part of Kelly's album TP. The series follows Sylvester, played by Kelly, through a series of sexual misdemeanours that spin out of his control, after he's forced to hide in the eponymous closet when a lover's husband unexpectedly returns home. At the launch on 19 November, Kelly announced that he has written a further 85 episodes , the next batch of which will premiere on the American television channel IFC.