First, I’d like to welcome you to 2010 (I know it’s not our first post this year, but still)! We hope that everyone had a great New Year’s celebration and is settling back into work without too much dread and anxiety. And get ready for some big things from EV2BK.com.
To start the year off on the right foot, today I would like to post an open letter to R. Kelly, the king of the remix, regarding a song that I heard on Hot 93.7 while riding around near the Heartbeat a.k.a. Hot-ford a.k.a. Hartford, CT, over the holidays.
Dear R. Kelly,
Happy New Year, my nizzle. Big ups to Chi-town. Throw your “C”s in the air and whatnot.
As you may or may not know, yesterday Trey Songz released the offical video for “Say Aah,” the latest single from his third record, Ready, which was released last August. Have you heard it by any chance? At first, I thought that this was a new R. Kelly track that I just hadn’t even heard about. Not that such an oversight would be very likely on my part, since I listen to all of your records, but it could happen. And yet there was Fabolous, and there was the DJ saying that in fact this was a Trey Songz joint.
Here’s the video, check it out for yourself.
Trey Songz – Say Aah (ft. Fabolous):
Trey Songz recently told MTV that “with records like ‘Say Aah,’ conceptually I wanna think outside the box. You think about a record like ‘LOL :-),’ it’s something real simple, but when you look at the title or listen to the record, you’re like, ‘Wow.’ That’s something great from a songwriter’s perspective. I’m just trying to make hits and classic records that people can vibe to and live their life.” Now, I’m not trying to hate especially hard on Trey and Fab (I made their record the Jam of the Day, didn’t I?), but let’s look at that statement for a second. Most importantly: HOW IS THIS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX? You INVENTED that particular box that he’s talking about, Kells! Rip it back from his grimy little hands! The kid essentially stole your entire steez right thurr. Like, he read the instructions on how to build an R. Kelly slow-jam box. And then built it with no changes. And then tried to sell it as his own!
And now we arrive at the point. R. Kelly, I am writing this letter to humbly request that you, the King of R&B, take back what its rightfully yours. To quote someone very dear to your heart (that would be you): “You can’t do the remix without putting some R up in it.” Lay down a verse and show these youngins how it’s done. That is all. I thank you for your time and your oeuvre, which is so dear to my heart.