With the announcement that R Kelly is going to release another 15 chapters of TITC. I got really baked the other day and decided to relive the hysterical torture of R.Kellys’ hip-hopera. In all honesty I had never really watched the whole thing. I gave up after chapter 3, and never even made it to the midget (and anyone who knows me knows i fucking love midgets). Although the whole thing has been the butt of many a joke i thought i owed it to myself and as a lover of 90’s R&B (Which R is a patron of) to finally put TITC to bed.
I love R and pretty much all his works but when i first saw this i definitely lost a bit of love for him initially. The whole concept was lost on my simple dim witted mind. However having watched much further than i went before Trapped in the closet took on a whole new meaning. It showed R’s comical genius. This guy is by and large the only mother-fucker in popular culture who can get acquitted of having sex with a minor release a sort of gospel album and then release however many chapters of the insanity that occurs in Trapped. It’s probably the best soap-opera ever made. Stupid twists that defy belief and some one liners that left my cohorts with sore jaws from the laughter. Granted we were very very very baked and slightly drunk but having watched it again I was overwhelmed and emotionally drained by the depth of which R must have gone to keep the story ticking over.
Anyway enough chat. If you can be arsed please enjoy the genius that is R Kelly. I suggest investing in some weed. Good internet connection and a removal from normality. You might be while.
If you feel you can handle more then follow the jump. The recap is almost the best bit of the whole show. “Oh SHIT”
Gonna stop there for the time being. you mo’fuckers gotta fish the rest out yourself.
“Trapped in the Closet” is an urban opera, R&B opera, or hip-hopera released by contemporary R&B singer R. Kelly in 2005. The songs relate an ongoing narrative, which Kelly and Jive Records promoted by releasing each chapter to radio stations one at a time. This also serves as the first official single off R. Kelly’s album TP.3 Reloaded.
The only chord progression used is an Am chord (with a C in bass which then slides down to an A) to an E-Major chord (with a G# in the bass, which then slides down to an E) with crescendos and more instruments added at some points, thus adding suspense. The song then returns to its tonic E-Major chord.
The songs tell the story of a one-night stand that sets off a chain of events, which gradually reveals a greater web of lies, sex, and deceit.” (Via wikipedia)