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R. Kelly: R. Kelly (Jive CHIP 166)

David Sinclair, The Times, 1 December 1995

TRADITIONALLY, soul sex gods have tended to be avuncular characters with film-trailer voices, people such as Barry White and Isaac Hayes. But 26-year-old R. Kelly has updated the role, bringing big trousers and a modern, swingbeat sound to the genre while generally steering clear of the heavy breathing routines.

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