Unfinished Business Their first quest to crash the charts, Unfinished Business , was stymied by R. Kelly's nascent legal woes in 2002, hence the title of this… 2004-10-26 Jay-Z R. Kelly Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Unfinished Business (2004)

Jay-Z, R. Kelly | MIND YOUR 'BUSINESS' R. Kelly and Jay-Z
Image credit: R. Kelly and Jay-Z: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com
MIND YOUR 'BUSINESS' R. Kelly and Jay-Z

Details Release Date: Oct 26, 2004; Lead Performances: Jay-Z and R. Kelly; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Their first quest to crash the charts, Unfinished Business, was stymied by R. Kelly's nascent legal woes in 2002, hence the title of this formulaic bore of an album, which sees both performers shamelessly banking on their marquee names. Over soulless Track Masters-supplied party beats, Kelly croons insipid verses (he rhymes ''MTV'' with ''BET'' twice). Jay-Z also disappoints with dumbed-down lyrics that belie his true talents. For best results, listen to these modern marvels separately.

Originally posted Nov 12, 2004 Published in issue #792 Nov 12, 2004 Order article reprints
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