Big Rob has been in the news twice today, first for pushing just over 114k of his recent release Untitled, and also for announcing he’s to publish his memoirs for release in 2011.
114k is pretty respectable for Kells, as he’s really had no video or radio play this time around. I guess he needs that big single to really get the cash registers ringing. I think he needs to drop “Bangin’ the Headboard” as the next single, but hey, what do I know – I’m just a blogger. Either way, he and Twista need to quit playing and drop that video for “Yellow Light”
R&B hitmaker R. Kelly has inked a deal with SmileyBooks—the publishing company of media personality Tavis Smiley—to release his autobiography.
Celebrity author David Ritz (Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye) will help Kells with penning the memoir, set to detail the story behind some of the singer’s biggest songs, the tragic loss of his mother and his controversial triumph in court on child pornography charges.
“I’m writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly,” the hip-hop crooner said in a press release. “I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is.”