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- Posted on Mar 23rd 2009 3:30PM by Rob Smy
The Song: 'The World's Greatest'
The Contestants: R. Kelly vs. Bonnie "Prince" Billy
In This Corner -- R. Kelly: Robert Sylvester Kelly is R&B's cheekiest chappie. This king of the sexed-up slow jam has faced any number of legal cases, lawsuits and controversies throughout his career. He's also kinda fond of himself, as the album inlay of 1998's 'R' will testify, where it asks the reader to worship, pray for him. It's hard to remember that 'The World's Greatest' is about Muhammad Ali -- and not Kelly himself.
R. Kelly, 'The World's Greatest'
In This Corner -- Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Will "Multiple Pseudonyms" Oldham offers up a sweet rendition of this R. Kelly original, taking the listener off on a gentle bluegrass journey. Yet for all its differences from the original track, Oldham takes care to doff his cap to Kelly, even going as far as to pronounce the word "ask" as "axe," just like R.K. does. Aw.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, 'The World's Greatest'