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12 Play
Studio album by R. Kelly
Released November 9, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre R&B, soul, hip hop
Length 63:10
Label Jive
Producer Timmy Allen, Barry Hankerson (exec.), R. Kelly
Professional reviews
R. Kelly chronology
12 Play
(1993)
R. Kelly
(1995)

12 Play is the debut solo album of American R&B and soul musician R. Kelly, released November 9, 1993 on Jive Records. It follows his tenure with R&B group Public Announcement, with whom he released one album, Born into the 90's (1992). The album features the sexually-themed singles "Bump n' Grind" (U.S. #1), "Your Body's Callin'" (U.S. #13), and the more overtly direct "Sex Me, Pts. 1 & 2" (U.S. #20). 12 Play helped establish R. Kelly in the urban music world. The album serves as the first of a tetralogy of albums. Kelly later released under the "12 Play" moniker including TP-2.com (2000) and TP-3: Reloaded (2005). Since its initial mixed response from critics, 12 Play has received more favorable retrospective criticism.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by R. Kelly except where noted.

  1. "Your Body's Callin'"* - 4:38
  2. "Bump N' Grind" - 4:16
  3. "Homie Lover Friend"* - 4:22
  4. "It Seems Like You're Ready" - 5:39
  5. "Freak Dat Body" - 3:44
  6. "I Like The Crotch On You" - 6:37
  7. "Summer Bunnies"* - 4:14 (R. Kelly, R. Calhoun)
  8. "For You" - 5:01
  9. "Back To the Hood Of Things" - 3:52 About this sound Listen (R. Kelly, A. Young, C. Broadus)
  10. "Sadie" - 4:30 (J. Jefferson, B. Hawes, C. Simmons)
  11. "Sex Me, Pts. 1 & 2" - 11:27
  12. "12 Play."* - 5:55

Personnel

  • All songs were written, produced, and arranged by R. Kelly
  • additional production by Timmy Allen on "Your Body's Calling", "Homie Lover Friend", "Summer Bunnies" and "12 Play"
  • Executive Producer: Barry Hankerson

Notes

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Review: 12 Play. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-10-11.
  2. ^ Considine, J.D. "Review: 12 Play". The Baltimore Sun: 9. December 24, 1993. Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. "Review: 12 Play". Chicago Tribune: 8. January 20, 1994. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: 12 Play". The Village Voice: November 29, 1993. Archived from the original on 2009-10-11.
  5. ^ Aaron, Charles. Review: 12 Play. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-10-11.
  6. ^ Cromelin, Richard. Review: 12 Play. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-10-11.
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: 12 Play". Rolling Stone: 448. November 2, 2004.
  8. ^ Larkin, Colin. "Review: 12 Play". Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music: 189. March 1, 2002.
  9. ^ DeRogatis, Jim. Review: 12 Play. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-10-11.

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