29 Jun Kelly’s new autobiography, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, is full of moments like this—bizarre, amusing, self-aggrandizing, often sexualized. 26 Jun In this excerpt from the “Yo Pac! Yo Biggie!” chapter of R. Kelly’s Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, the R&B star describes meeting rap superstars. Soulacoaster. likes · 1 talking about this. Edinburgh’s premier soul experience. A full 12 piece band with backing singers, percussion and brass.

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Kelly towels off and provides one that night. Kelly has such a raw natural talent for music but otherwise a lot of it lost me. But I was scared at the same time. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

R. Kelly’s Memoir Is an Entertaining Read, But Too Many Skeletons Stay in the Closet.

I never judged him, like so many did, about the child pornography scandal, because in my heart of hearts I just never quite believed what the media and folks were saying, and he put that scandal to rest in this book.

The book touches on the lost of his first girlfriend Lulu, his challenges with reading, and the lost of his dog as a child. A lot of the book focuses on his shame about being unable to learn to read; he has some kinda hardcore dyslexia, and even when he graduated high school he was functionally illiterate.

There’s no ghostwriter credited on Soulacoaster. Sep 07, Lilly rated it really liked it Shelves: You are going to write songs for Michael Jackson. I am in awe that someone who reports being only barely able to read could write so many powerful songs. In related news, I’ll be first in line to see the new Trapped installments With the help of David Ritz, Kelly takes you on the Soulacoaster of his musical genius, and love aff To live in Chicago, you must have an appreciation for Robert Kelly Kelly quite literally has hits for days.

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Slate logo Sign In Sign Up. But it’s all very matter-of-fact, and gives the impression that he came through it all reasonably well adjusted. He also speaks about his not so pleasant experiences as a newcomer in the music industry.

Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me

I picked this out as a palate-cleanser after trying to read a mind-numbing David Bowie biography. I was truly fasc I must confess I am a huge R Kelly fan. Sep 05, Charlene Richardson rated it it was ok.

This was so excruciating that I didn’t make it siulacoaster far in. Speaking of reading the book, I found the heavy handed use of photoshop to be very, very distracting.

Jul 11, emily rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I have always been an R. Kelly pulled back the curtain on himself and we got to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. Hardcoverpages. Slulacoaster relationship with Aaliyah is never mentioned and the dissolution of his marriage seems glossed over.

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Kelly is fascinating enough that it’s still worth a read. Visionary cultural messenger, who created the hip hopera phenomenon Trapped in the Closet. He is known for a collection of major hit singles including “Bump n’ Grind”, “You Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known by his stage name R.


That said, this book is a joke. A native of Chicago, Kelly began performing during the late s and debuted in with the group Public Announcement. Aug 02, Erica rated it liked it. The best part was when he referred to himself as “R. Everything after he became a big success was a narcissistic delusional lecture on every, single, one, of, his, albums and how he was “pregnant” by his gift of music. He would be laying it bear for all to read and most to judge.

R. Kelly’s Memoir, Soulacoaster, reviewed

He even opens up about the day his first child was born and his odd-fixation with Soulxcoaster coffee with cream and sugar.

I didn’t expect that it would hold my attention as well as it did.

Yet his rollercoaster ride to the top has been as perilous as it has been exhilarating. For years he was quite about his personal bat Soulacowster. The guy came from nothing, hustled the L’s street performing, and achieved his dream. I’ve never been so disappointed in my entire life. I would love to teach him to read!! Kelly fan, but reading this book introduced me to Robert Kelly.