For nearly any other singer on the planet a sentiment like “Girl I love you…but you could never be my number one” would be remarkably bold, but it’s an almost boring display of honesty from R. Kelly; after all, the man once invited the ladies to join him on his sex planet (which just so happened to be near Uranus). No, it’s musically - not lyrically - where Kells’ new single Be My #2 stands out. #2 marks a decidedly club/funk/techno departure for the usually r&b-centric crooner, a result no doubt of working with always eclectic producer Jack Splash, who here crafts a beat that bounces between classic funk and early morning Vegas club bounce. The hardest of hardcore Kelly fans may be put off by the Pied Piper’s new sound, but personally speaking, I’m enjoying the man’s work as much as ever: “that ass is incredible, but I can’t leave her [my number 1].” Only R. could get away with a line like that. For more “not your usual Kells” be sure to check out his last album Untitled, which dropped way back in December.
Written by Nathan S. on 04/11/10
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Thats That Sh*t" (2006)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- 1 Listen Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise”
- Every Rapper is Going to Die & So Will I
- Rap Quiz: Bet You Can’t Guess The Album Cover Pt. 6
- An Anti-Elitist Guide to Respecting Gucci Mane
- Breaking Down the Sordid Details of the Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money Lawsuit
- Oh My God, If Drake Dies Is He A Legend?
- Fine, You Got Me: Your Favorite Rapper’s First Tweet
- 1 Listen Album Review: Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
- 2014 Best of the Booth Award Winners (The Complete List)
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.