There’s no doubting the genius of R. Kelly. I’m not trying to kid, though. I’m serious. Every time I hear “Ignition” is like the first time, and the version of the National Anthem he did a while back was one of the best I’ve ever heard.
I, like many, was both thrilled and confused by Kelly’s hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet. But I guess it’s not entirely for mortals to understand. The ending left us all a bit hanging, but fear not, Kells is a man of his word. Trapped in the Closet, chapters 13 through 22 will be available on DVD August 21st. Check out Kelly’s trailer for the video at Stereogum.