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Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Star Trek Into Darkness) has a voice full of gravitas. It's presumably why Peter Jackson cast him as Smaug for the new Hobbit movie out later this month.

Us talk show host and part-time narration talent spotter Jimmy Kimmel must have thought likewise, as he enlisted Cumberbatch's delivery earlier this week to read out the lyrics of R. Kelly's song 'Genius.'

You're probably thinking, 'Hey, I've seen R. Kelly's rap-opera, Trapped in the Closet. I know it don't get better than that. Why should I watch this Holmes guy try to match the World's Greatest?'

It's worth it. Promise.

Cumberbatch will next appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is set for release on December 13th. The cast also includes Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Lee Pace (Thranduil), Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug / The Necromancer), Andy Serkis »

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