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Last night Miss Info was back home in the Chi to attend R. Kelly’s listening session for his upcoming album, Untitled, which was held at his house waaay out in the ‘burbs. I was at Really Doe’s listening party last night at CRC, so I obviously didn’t attend (that and I wasn’t invited), but thankfully Miss Info was there to give everyone a blow by blow of what went down.
First off, the house: the rest of the houses on the block are modest and medium-sized, but at the very end of the cul-de-sac is a huge gate, like a fortress, and the huge house behind is looks almost like a suburban church. Inside, think luxury resort ski-lodge. Lots of huge wood log beams, 30foot ceilings, and a living room with it’s own curtained stage. R.Kelly had a full catered soul food buffet from MacArthur’s, and one of his boys played bartender, dispensing Kelly’s own potent punch called “Sex in the Kitchen.” And once the visitors (including R.Kelly’s own team, Wendy Washington, Tice and Carlos from Jive, his longtime friend Wayne Williams, and his highpowered managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Kai Henry , On the media side were Jawn Murray, DJ Skee, Vanessa from XXL, Shaheem and Whitney from MTV, Natasha from YBF, Lowkey, Bdot, and more) were all fed and fully juiced….R himself came out, looking very trim, youthful, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. He worked the crowd like a politician, shaking hands, introducing himself….and then he jumped up on the coffeetable and led a toast, “May the best part of our past be the worst part of our future.”
Read the rest over at her lair.