Friday Night Jukebox: Now usually I don’t do this . . .
Given Pitchfork’s recent decision to recognize “Ignition (Remix)” as one of the greatest songs of the decade, I thought I’d re-post this entry from a few months back:
R. Kelly’s legal troubles – as well as the success of his magnum opus, “Trapped in the Closet” – tend to obscure his brilliant early work. But before TP3, there was Chocolate Factory. And before “Trapped,” there was “Ignition (Remix)”:
More Kelly-philia: my second favorite bad R. Kelly sex jam has to be “Sex in the Kitchen.” My favorite bad R. Kelly lyric is probably “I be drillin’ these chicks like Major Payne” – which captures the coveted double crown of objectifying women and referencing an awful movie.
Enjoy your weekend.