He did it again...and with style.
For over 3 weeks, I've been anticipating the release of R. Kelly's new album, Love Letter. I visited various online websites showing my enthusiasm and also, it was a good way to get a feel of fan anticipation. On every site, fans were just ecstatic about the monster single When A Woman Loves, and the newly released Love Letter single. Then general consensus is that "It's About Time" R. Kelly made a grown folks album. People were getting tired of the booty call songs and although this album is a few years shy of Chocolate Factory and Happy People; it goes without saying that Love Letter is truly a gem that some music critics are already hailing as a classic.
What can you say...Only R. Kelly can morph himself into persona's and glide through music genres like some comic book hero. Traveling single bars in a single bound. Look. It's a bird...it's a plane...nah...it's just Kells doing his thing.
Love Letter is worth purchasing and I already predict that this album is going to win a Grammy and a host of awards.
His performance on the Soul Train awards on November 28, 2010, not only had his old fans cheering and excited; his killer performance won him new fans.
All I can say: as a former Chicagoan and lifelong R. Kelly fan...I salute this album and pray that God guides R. Kelly and allows him the time to show the true depth of his talent.