“My Story” featuring 2 Chainz
For the first song on this list, we’ll start off with one of his more recent collabs. R. Kelly hops on a trap-style beat for “My Story,” à la Future, and it actually doesn’t sound half bad. 2 Chainz adds energy to an already hype track.
“F*****g You Tonight” – The Notorious B.I.G. featuring R. Kelly
I know how much we all love Biggie, but let’s make one thing clear: R. Kelly makes this song. Point blank. It isn’t anywhere near the baby makin’ music it’s intended to be without Kelly’s crooning on the hook.
“Hotel”- Cassidy featuring R. Kelly
Is that R. Kelly or Zorro singing the hook? I still can’t tell after watching the video for “Hotel.” In all seriousness though, R. Kelly helped Cassidy deliver the biggest hit of his career on this one, all while having people at after-parties around the world checkin’ out at “6 in the morning.”
“That’s That S**t”- Snoop Dogg featuring R. Kelly
This was everybody’s s**t when it dropped back in 2006. With thumping production from Nottz and Dr. Dre, and buttery rhymes from Snoop, R. Kelly’s catchy hook was just the icing on the cake.
“Thoia Thoing” (Remix) featuring Birdman and Busta Rhymes
The remix to an already dope song, R. Kelly shows off his skills on the mic, Birdman spits one of the best verses he’s ever done, and Busta Rhymes does what Busta does. This remix is fire. End of story.