Both R. Kelly
were flying high around the time of The Best of Both Worlds
, so the idea of a collaborative album was a reasonable one, following up the success of The Blueprint
(2001) and TP-2.com
(2000). Unfortunately, Jay-Z's contributions (interjections and verses, mainly) sound like filler on The Best of Both Worlds
, although Kelly
fares better, supplying some potent hooks and co-producing the tracks with the Trackmasters
), but he can't carry the album alone. Still, there are some moments where the collaborations click, particularly on the album's singles, "Get This Money" and "Take You Home with Me."