Synopsis by Mark Deming
R. Kelly first rose to prominence in 1992 with the release of the debut album by his group Public Announcement; since then, he has gone on to become one of the most consistent hitmakers in R&B, known for his polished, but funky, sound and unabashed sexuality. However, while songs like "Your Body's Callin'," "Bump n' Grind," and "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)," and collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Celine Dion, and Michael Jackson have made him a household name, he's also been dogged by controversy. In 2002, Kelly found himself facing charges of possessing child pornography and engaging in sexual acts with minors. R. Kelly: The Pied Piper of R&B is a documentary that explores both the bright and dark sides of R. Kelly, in addition to his success, and offers insight into the man as well as his music. This film was not authorized by R. Kelly or his associates and features no music or performances by him.
allegations, behind-the-scenes, hip-hop-music, music-producer, music-scene, R&B-music, sex-scandal, singer, songwriter, unauthorized-biography