Jennifer Hudson Teams Up With R. Kelly For Unsettling Disco Duet “It’s Your World”: Listen

Jul 2nd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Jennifer Hudson is definitely channeling a vintage R&B sound on her as-yet-untitled third LP. Current single “Walk It Out” has a slinky ’90s vibe courtesy of super-producer Timbaland, while just-surfaced R. Kelly duet “It’s Your World” takes it all the way back to the ’70s with disco-referencing production and politically incorrect lyrics.

There’s always something vaguely unsettling about female artists collaborating with the “Ignition” singer (see Lady Gaga‘s “Do What U Want”). That goes double when the lyrics sound like something from a 1950s guide to homemaking. “Anything that you want from me, boy you can get it any time, any place,” coos Jennifer over  strings and bass. “I’ll be your servant, your slave.” It gets even more uncomfortable from there. Listen after the jump.

Are the lyrics distasteful or is this typical R&B/hip-hop fare? Have your say in the comments below.

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  1. Kieran

    I am living for the retro vibe of this album. I Can’t Describe oozed Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and this one feels like a Frankie Knuckles remix of the beginnings of House music. The snippets of other tracks on Soundcloud are great too – When is it out??

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