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R. Kelly: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 March 1994

WITH RAP the genre of choice of so many young American black musicians, traditional soul looks endangered. Twenty five-year-old R Kelly offers one answer to the problem of safeguarding the existence of a style that lacks rap's rowdy allure.

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