I know, I know. It’s R. Kelly on SoulBounce. Yes, I am going to be writing something favorable about him, so if this bothers you, you can choose to move on right about now. That being said, R. Kelly’s past questionable behavior, whether it be his sexual preferences or the subject matter for his songs, has continued to be fodder for hotly debated public opinion. I will admit that as much as I don’t hang out with the man, as a diehard music fan of various genres, it’s hard sometimes to rationalize your morals with the artists’ own. To drive this further home, as much as I love Mozart‘s works, if he had ever encountered someone like me back in the 18th Century, he would have most certainly asked me to perform some menial task such as emptying his chamber pot. We are, however, discussing R. Kelly and his quite exceptional performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon two nights ago of “When A Woman Loves” from Love Letter due December 14th. In short, Kells killed it. Like built it all the way up and broke it all the way down (pun possibly intended). Take a look at his musicianship after you press play below as well as performances of “Number One” from last night and an unaired performances of “Ignition Remix” and “Step In The Name Of Love” after the bounce.
R. Kelly: “Number One”
R. Kelly: “Ignition Remix/Step In The Name Of Love”