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    A minute ago I went to R.Kelly page at mtv.com and it's been ages since the last time. I was looking this and that and this caught my eye. "Influeced by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Prince" Stevie Wonder and Marvin I got it cuz I've heard Kellz mention them a lot in interviews. But Prince?? I don't think they list the names strictly based on his past references, tho. Or it's just that I didn't know Kellz did name Prince as one of his influences?

    Also, do you see Prince influence in his music?

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    Well Remote Control sounds kinda Prince Influence imo and also Screamer the beat in the beginning some said it reminded them of Purple Rain...
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    Rob is definitely influenced by Prince...but he has been influenced by great artists period. He is a lover of great music, and no doubt when he's heard something which he has enjoyed he has attempted to create his own interpretation. The easiest comparisons to make are with Marvin, and Stevie because of the impact and legacy that they have within Rhythm and Blues...but you could throw a thousand names in the bag of those who influenced Rob...The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Donnie Hatthaway, Ottis Redding, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Roger Troutman, Charlie Wilson, Aaron Hall, Babyface...the list is pretty much endless...

    and Prince is for sure in it!

    I'll have a listen to some songs and pick some out which are 'Prince-esque'...off the top of my head 'Imagine That', 'Remote Control', 'That's What Im Talking About', parts of 'Sex Olympics' and 'Screamer'.

    Anytime I hear Rob using falsetto I think 'Prince'...but some examples are stronger than others.

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    a influence but not a great influence on him say like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green,Sam cooke, Bobby Womack, Michael Jackson, isley Brothers, Lionel Richie,Babyface amongest others. only a certain few tracks do I hear a Prince thing.

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    On his inner circle blog he has/had a mix posted with Stevie Wonder and some other notables, but I was surprised to see Phil Collins on the list. It was from his big album in the 80's, no jacket required. Speaking of the 80's, and hence Prince, I think the keyboards in "Freaky Sensation" have an 80's quality to it, more like Peter Gabriel. If you wanna hear a great Prince song, listen to "Pop Life". (I'm too much of a newbie to post a link... but the first live version of pop life by prince on youtube is great.)

    I was listening to a lot of kells last night with a friend, and we decided that he just never stops transcending himself. I think Prince definitely had his moments of transcendence too.
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    Prince is someone everyone should be inspired by. He is nothing short of a musical genius and should be respected by most. The man plays almost every instrument that is on his albums. How has prince inspired kellz? Raw sexuality. Prince is 5'3 90lbs of dynamite. He also has a impressive body of work that few would be able to compare to. By the end of this year he will have released 25 studio albums, all which have charted. So to say he was inspired by prince? I would not doubt it.

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by mistermaxxx Hidden Content
    a influence but not a great influence on him say like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green,Sam cooke, Bobby Womack, Michael Jackson, isley Brothers, Lionel Richie,Babyface amongest others. only a certain few tracks do I hear a Prince thing.
    I agree with maxxx. I know Rob has been influenced by Prince because Prince is one of the greats of music, but I only hear this influence in a few songs, whereas with other artists that influence is clearer and stronger. I think Rob's music is much more soulful than Prince's.

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    I'll have a listen to some songs and pick some out which are 'Prince-esque'...off the top of my head 'Imagine That', 'Remote Control', 'That's What Im Talking About', parts of 'Sex Olympics' and 'Screamer'.
    Also, the song, Skin, has that Prince-flavor beat (except the vocador).
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