Mark Anthony Neal of PopMatters profiled the “tortured soul” of R. Kelly and Marvin Gaye. Neal said, “While R. Kelly is no Marvin Gaye, the recent releases of Gaye’s ‘I Want You (Deluxe Edition)’ and Kelly’s ‘The R. in R&B Collection (Volume 1)’ place their tortured Soul in striking proximity with each other.” He added, “R. Kelly is no Marvin Gaye, nor should he be. But R. Kelly is a Soul Man, who seemingly for lack of any other recourse, has chosen to share his demons with us through his music as so many tortured Soul Men of the past have.” Read more.
You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side.