Kelly, R. : Honey

...will not be lighting up the playlists of Al-Qaeda Radio...

The two bashful uberlords of R&B and gold-plated hip-hop overcome their neuroses to duet on a billion selling single about choosing between the lure of gang life and the agony of sexual free choice that will not be lighting up the playlists of Al-Qaeda Radio. That it somehow manages to reflect the ghetto rumble whilst frugging along like the musical equivalent of flashing neon signs in a heatwave is the stuff of wonder. And all built around a sample from those impoverished young tykes the [/a].

C’mon, guys. Next time you’re constructing a titanic-cross-genre floorbuster, think of someone else to loop, huh? How about someone a little more in need. Mo-ho-bish-o-pi perhaps? Or maybe [a]King Adora? On second thoughts...

Jason Fox

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