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R. Kelly "Sex Me" (1993)

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 20

R. Kelly's innovation was adapting hip-hop's lack of subtlety to R&B. Everything became literal, to the point; why hint at it when you can just come out and say exactly what you're looking for? From its title to its lyrics to the slow sexuality of the groove, "Sex Me" was titillating in its honesty. Effectively, he made the art of innuendo seem old-fashioned and pretentious.

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