R. Kelly Holds Court in “Hairbraider” Video

Apr 24th, 2008 // 3 Comments

The video for R. Kelly’s “Hairbraider” is out, and now we can watch women writhe while he slowly reveals the garish gold braids that have already been visible in recent photos. There was some vocoderism on Double Up, but he’s fallen so hard for the likes of T-Pain and The-Dream that this feels mostly like a genre exercise. Even though I enjoy all three artists, I hope this vocal effect will sound dated sooner rather than later. Autotune or not, this isn’t even the best song he’s made about hair braiding.
R. Kelly – Hairbraider [OnSMASH]

  1. Lax Danja House

    Well that’s… unlistenable.

  2. Halfwit

    I don’t… I don’t understand. You’ve established yourself over the past decade+ plus as one of the best R&B singers of this era — and then you bury yourself in digital affectation?

  3. Anonymous

    One can only hope that when released from prison, Mystikal writes a song called “Hairbraider”, that recounts his troubling episode, complete with a “Law and Order” sample.

    “In the hip hop world, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The scandalous hair-braiders who embezzle from their employers, and the rappers who rape them in retaliation. These are their stories.”

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