In today's world of R&B music it seems the latest must-have is the consonant; J-Lo, Jay-Z, P.Diddy and the list goes on. Along with the consonant, one must also have as many gyrating females in bikinis as possible. The addition of jewellery and bottles of Cristal champagne is also welcomed.
It is refreshing to see in this collection of R.Kelly music videos that none of these things are present. Hey - there is nothing wrong with the above luxuries every now and then, but clip after clip they do get a bit monotonous. R. Kelly seems to be genuinely interested and concerned with the look of each clip - well he does seem to direct all of them - so this is a given.
On TP-2.Com - The Videos we get seven music videos in total, along with some interesting 'making of' segments which all add up to a nice little collection that will satisfy fans of R.Kelly.
Videos included are as follows;
To the Homies That We Have Lost
A Woman's Threat
Fiesta (Jay-Z Remix)
The Storm is Over
Turn Back the Hands of Time
A 15 minute intro that includes interview footage intercut with clips spanning R.Kelly's various album releases starts off proceedings and provides a nice little segue into the world of R. Kelly.
This is a really clean transfer free from artefacts of any sort. Most videos are presented in a 1:85 aspect ratio and are 16:9 enhanced giving the videos a really sharp and stylistic look about them - if only all music-video DVDs could look this good! Two videos are presented in full frame and - while they also look nice a detailed - it's a shame that the whole release could not be in widescreen.
In the audio department, we are given both a Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 surround track with the 5.1 track being the choice for viewing. The surrounds are worked nicely and along with subwoofer really provide a nice clean powerful soundtrack which is perfect for the R&B genre.
R.Kelly's first foray into DVD is a nice one and as mentioned before, fans will not be disappointed.