Thursday, July 21, 2005

R. Kelly's "Black Music" Doesn't Appeal To Suburban White Kids

MSNBC reports that R. Kelly's latest album, TP.3 Reloaded, has pleased his diehard fans with "lots of songs about sex." This, coupled with the unrelenting fire of the multi-part "Trapped in the Closet," has secured him a No. 1 position on the Billboard Charts.

Though an interview with Mr. Kelly is not included, Vibe's Erik Parker offers plenty of insight into the musical enigma.
“R. Kelly isn’t like someone like 50 Cent, who crosses over heavily to the white audience,” Parker said. “He doesn’t have a lot of white kids in the suburbs listening to his music. He represents black music in a way that almost no one else does.”
Folks, Mr. Parker has probably provided us with the least plausible claim we're going to hear all day. If you happen to see me in a bar this evening, turn away and discretely relocate - I'll be talking about this well into the twilight. Oh, and MSNBC also reports that Kelly has already filmed video accompaniments for Parts 6-10 of "Trapped in the Closet." Seattle's X104 will surely be airing these the second they get their hands on them.

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