R. Kelly to Release Soulacoaster Biography

R. Kelly to Release Soulacoaster Biography

A revealing memoir from the controversial R&B king.

Published November 9, 2011

R.Kelly is adding author to his list of accomplishments.


The Midwest R&B man recently announced a new autobiography, Soulacoster: The Story of Me, which was co-written with author David Ritz. Ritz has also penned the autobiographies of Ray Charles and Smokey Robinson as well as the most recently the fiction novel Power & Beauty with T.I..

Indigo, the book publishing company behind Soulacoster, describes the book as follows:

"In Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls. From the crippling learning disorder that rendered him unable to read or write, to the teacher-mentor who prophesized that his destiny was in music, not basketball, we follow his evolution from Chicago street performer to struggling L.A. musician and beyond.

Kelly reveals his hard-won ascent to superstardom and his battle to move forward after legal and personal ordeals that threatened to destroy his life. Now back at the top, Kelly recounts the surprising twists and turns that have taken him to new heights of maturity and artistry. Part memoir, part keepsake, Soulacoaster unlocks the door to R. Kelly's story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride."

Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me is slated to hit bookstores on November 15.

(Photo: Indigo)

Written by Hillary Crosley


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