Unfinished Business (Jay Z and R. Kelly album)Unfinished Business is the second collaboration album between R& B artist R. Kelly and rapper Jay Z and was released worldwide on October 2. It was distributed in the United States and Canada by Jive Records and Island Def Jam Music Group, by the Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and its subsidiary Jive Records, except in Canada and the United States of America where Island Def Jam Music Group and its labels Def Jam Recordings and Roc- A- Fella Records replaced BMG.
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The album was composed of unreleased tracks from the recording sessions of 2. The Best of Both Worlds. Kelly and Jay Z performing songs from both their solo and joint albums. Billboard 2. 00 chart amid controversy & criticism. Kelly was accused of erratic behavior and was pepper sprayed by a Jay Z associate. Jay Z and the tour promoter then banned R. Kelly from the tour claiming .
Kelly responded by suing his co- act and touring company for $7. November 2. Kelly appeared on Jay Z\'s . In 2. 00. 1, Jay Z was featured on R. Kelly\'s popular single . The positive reception to both songs opened dialog between the two for a possible joint album. Kelly confirmed the album\'s existence and name in an interview with MTV at that year\'s Billboard Music Awards. However, in February 2.
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Chicago Sun- Times newspaper, claiming that it was R. Kelly and an underage female.
Kelly denied the claims. Jay Z also refused to appear with R. Jay Z\'s The Blueprint and R.
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Kelly\'s TP- 2. com sold 4. If any chances of doing a tour lingered, they were crushed in June when R. Kelly was arrested for 2. Kelly appeared at Jay Z\'s . The response from the crowd led to two to reconsider the idea of touring again, noting how R. Kelly\'s studio album that year, Chocolate Factory was certified multi- platinum by the RIAA.
After watching Kelly get back on top, keep his fanbase, and go platinum in only 3 weeks, Jay Z and Def Jam jumped back on the bandwagon. On September 2. 1, Unfinished Business was confirmed. Kelly and Jay Z, the recording took place during the Best of Both Worlds recording sessions. The two never met in a studio, instead sending tracks to each other to finish.
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Jay Z described the process in their Best of Both Worlds press conference. He\'d send me something and I\'d be like, \'Oh, he killed that. Now I\'ve got to kill it, too.\' And every time I sent him something, he\'d be like, \'Maaaannnn. All you\'ve got to do is rap.
I\'ve got to put it in perfect pitch and harmony and still be saying something. You\'re putting pressure on me. Kelly in a 2. 00. MTV interview stated that they had recorded nine songs by December 1. Jon Caramanica of the Rolling Stone criticized Jay Z\'s raps as boring.
Kelly\'s peanut butter R& B is actually de- emphasized a little in favor of Jay Z\'s hip- hop chocolate. That\'s fine by me, because it tastes better that way. Not as good as an unrestrained and unfettered Jay Z does by himself mind you, but it\'s an improvement. Mosley. Poke and Tone. Alexander . Harris, Jeffrey Morrow, Kendall D. Nesbitt, Armirris Palmore, Lauren Pilot, Faith Howard and Visions.
Digital editing: Furius Styles. Engineering and programming: Abel Garibaldi, Andy Gallas, Gimel Keaton, Ian Mereness, Steve Bearsley, Jason Mlodzinski, Nathan Wheeler.
Executive producers: Shawn Carter, Robert Kelly, Samuel Barnes. Featuring vocals from: Memphis Bleek (Roc- A- Fella, Def Jam), Foxy Brown (Roc- A- Fella, Def Jam), Doug E. Fresh (Gee Street Independent, Island, Poly. Gram), Slick Rick (Def Jam) and Twista (Atlantic)Guitar: Donnie Lyle.
Keyboards: Big Mac, Kendall D. Nesbitt, Rodney East. Logo design: Noah Mc. Donough. Mixing: Jason Goldstein, Tony Maserati, Supa Engineer . Kelly and Jay ZAssociated album. The Best of Both Worlds, Unfinished Business. Start date. September 2.
End date. October 2. November 2. 8)No. Kelly and Jay Z concert chronology. The Best of Both Worlds Tour was a United States- only, 4. Unfinished Business, headlined by R.
Artists affiliated with Roc- A- Fella performed with Jay Z during his solo sets. It was sponsored by Atlanta Worldwide Touring. Kelly accusations surfaced. It was originally announced on August 1. The two only performed together on stage for the beginning and finale sets. Sean Daly of the Washington Post wrote on their interactions, ?
At the climax, the arena is darkened and the two vehicles crash and break a faux- wall on the stage. Kelly and Jay Z exit their respective vehicles clad in white suits and perform .
Kelly then goes backstage while Jay Z and his entourage perform their set. From there, the two transition with 1.
After about five, they then conclude with the songs . Kelly ran a skit that made light of his court case. For reasons both Jay Z and R.
Kelly dispute, Kelly was more than two hours late for the next day\'s concert that ended at 1 AM and to make matters worse, R. Kelly left before the final joint set. The tour was unable to make it to Cincinnati, Ohio for the next concert and was therefore canceled. Kelly stopped his set midway through the October 2. St. Louis concert for difficulty with the lighting. Kelly told the audience that two men were showing their guns to him. Madison Square Garden security then searched the area but found nothing and gave clearance for R.
Kelly and his bodyguards to return. By this time Jay Z was performing onstage in place of R, Kelly, unaware of the backstage violence. After a forty- five- minute set, he told the crowd he would have a show for them in a few minutes. Blige, and rappers Foxy Brown, Ja Rule, T.
I., P. Diddy and his Roc- A- Fella entourage. Aftermath. Kelly interviewed separately with New York City radio station WQHT personality Angie Martinez. Kelly\'s claims of a gun in the audience, saying, . You cannot get a gun in Madison Square Garden. Does he know where he\'s at? Kelly insecure about his louder reception at concerts and over- concerned about stage lighting. Kelly confessed that he had not actually seen any guns, he was cautious after a threatening phone call earlier Friday.