Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The World’s Greatest

OK so this isn’t much of a video, but the music is excellent. It’s a cover of a popular R Kelly song about Mohammed Ali and is performed without any hint of irony or sarcasm. In fact, this is a loving cover of what is really a great American song. The R Kelly version lacks authenticity and feeling – and feels custom built for the adverts it adorned.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrgF7Dakvw[/youtube]

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…and here’s the original R Kelly version

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o50BFpR7m6o[/youtube]

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