Published Apr 11, 2008I hate to think Im obsessed with a man who cant seem to keep his hands off teenage girls but the crazier Robert Sylvester Kelly gets, the more I'm dying to hear what crackpot ideas he's got planned next.
I can see how long-time purists are concerned over Kelly's last few endeavours. The guy went from the "worlds greatest R&B singer to some trippin dude writing a wacked-out, 22-chapter soap opera with more twists than the lifetime of Days of Our Lives (and that's including Marlena's visit from Satan), passionately carrying a one-sided argument with his lady ("Real Talk) and well, lets face it, the man aint been right in some time (see "Sex Planet or that ridiculous spinning shot of his melon in the video for "Ignition (Remix)). But truth be told, Id take the nutter over the casanova any day.
"Hair Braider, as the title insinuates, is another histrionic doozy that finds the corn-row-favoring singer honouring his sexy, freaky, weed-smokin stylist. The beat pops predictably, the chorus flows like every other Kelly track and he slips in plenty of objectionable innuendo. Its nowhere near as infectious as last years "Im A Flirt, and even takes a good seven or eight listens before you see what the fuss is about, but damn, its like getting cuddled and licked by that fugly puppy who just wants your love. Theres no turning away, and once you get it youll be scouring the Yellow Pages for some braids. Hell, even the blatant overkill with the vocoder will have you wondering why T-Pains the only one getting props for robotic R&B.
R. Kelly "Hair Braider