Grammar of the year: R.Kelly's spoken intro to "Ignition-Remix": "Now, usually I don't do this, but, uh, go on ahead and break 'em off with a little previews of the remix."
"Beware of the Boys" brought back memories of listening to Hot 97 with my little brother in the car , protesting when my dad tried to turn off the radio in favor of his Indian classical music tapes. Dad could tolerate hip-hop way more than rock, which he thought was tuneless garbage.
"Rock Your Body" is Off the Wall redux, but I also hear Linx, Chic, and Shalamar in theregraceful, glitter-footed r&b, betwixt the shimmering surfaces of disco and the rubbery bottom end of funk. Very suave, very sweet, and classic out of the box.
"Get Low" is so vocally complex that people who complain about Lil Jon's record lacking "flow" baffle me. Who needs flow with all those over-lapping mouths going crazy?
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