Earlier this year, R&B crooning sensation Trey Songz did a remix of Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” which, among other things, posited the idea that Trey Songz was just trying to be the best Trey Songz he could be, not some kind of R. Kelly re-tread (in case you thought he was). Trey Songzalso took some shots at R. Kelly, saying that he was too old to be using AutoTune. (The feud was basically like The Hills with more singing.)
Funny thing is, while Songz is hardly a re-tread of R. Kelly, he does share some qualities with he who was trapped in the closet, especially on two of the singles from his ’09 platter, Ready.
On “LOL :)” (yes, that’s WITH a smileyface emoticon) and “I Invented Sex,” Songz comes with an irrefutably catchy melody (“LOL :))”and wanton sexual arrogance (“I Invented…”), respectively; two staples of the R. Kelly repertoire. Personally I like “LOL :)” (which you can jam to your heart’s content here) the more because a) Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane are on it b) it’s incredibly playful, as any song about texting should be and c) IT’S CALLED LOL SMILEY FACE.
Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with “I Invented Sex,” which you can watch in all its NSFW/ walked-in-on-someone’s-sex-tape glory below, as well as an MTV News Trey Songz interview about the “concept” surrounding the video.