On this day ten years ago, Robert Sylvester Kelly gave the world a gift. Usually he didn't do it, but he decided to break us off a little preview of the remix. And then he just let us have the whole damn thing in one of the world's most striking displays of magnanimity since God gave us his only son.
The "Ignition" remix is literally a flawless song, a document of pure joy whose existence is even more rare and blessed given that the original "Ignition" is only a mid-tier R. Kelly song about fucking. Kelly's brilliance is that he managed to isolate the best elements of "Ignition"—namely the little wa-wa guitars in the build-up to the chorus and the phrase, "We thuggin' it out"—and built an entirely different and altogether better song out of it.