Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly: Do What U Want

Posted October 28, 2013 by in



3.5/ 5


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Genre: Synthpop, R&B
Producer: Lady Gaga, Blair
Writer: Lady Gaga, Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Robert Kelly, Martin Bresso, William Grigahcine
Label: Strealine, Interscope
Format: Digital download, streaming
Release Date: 21 October 2013


Kelz is lifted up from the old school mire of his past two albums by amazing modern production from Gaga/Blair. Gaga shows off the proficiency of her pipes.


Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" came out first. Makes this sound like a reprise.

Steamy ‘Ebony & Ivory’ moment captured on Gaga/Kelz collaboration

by J Matthew Cobb
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Steamy ‘Ebony & Ivory’ moment captured on Gaga/Kelz collaboration

The idea of Lady Gaga and R. Kelly collaborating together on paper seems like an ‘Ebony & Ivory’ event. It’s nothing equivalent to a Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s collaboration (“The Girl Is Mine,” “Say Say Say”), nor should it be compared with Paul’s collab with Stevie Wonder (“Ebony & Ivory).” But on paper, it seems mega. To the average listener, it may seem a bit risky for Gaga, with all her pop star superpowers to suddenly stretch across the aisles into slutty r&b with the Pied Piper of R&B. But that’s what happens on “Do What U Want,” a tune that feels like leftovers of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” From a technical perspective, it’s nothing totally innovative to bark home about, but it’s a musical treat for those looking for Gaga to test her muscle. It rumbles with contemporary R&B thunder, sports splashes of techno dub, showcases Gaga belting like Xtina and reveals Kelz in an environment that puts him in comeback territory. This is his finest collaboration since the Jay-Z guested “Fiesta” and perfectly showcases his cocky machismo swagger: “Back in the club taking shots getting naughty/No invitations, it’s a private party.”


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J Matthew Cobb

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