R. Kelly

I can’t help but like his music. I’ve tried not to. There’s something about his lyrics, err, language. Yeah his production and voice too but the way he carries his words and the meaning he applies to them. Maybe Socrates was on to something when he suggested that words lose their meaning when written down. Something tells me that if R. Kelly didn’t grow up barely reading and writing he’d be a lot less interesting to interpret. Who else could say something like “…girl, there’s something church about you…” (lyrics from “Religious”, the second single from his “Untitled” album) and make it sound pious and erotic at the same time? Kellz is reading & comprehension challenged but that doesn’t mean his emoshins don’t run deep and seek release (no! no pee jokes, grow up).

R. Kelly – Speaking My Language