Following his announcement, last summer, of a 13th studio album – The Buffet, the R&B superstar R. Kelly finally drops it on December the 11th. The album, released on RCA Records, was originally going to be called White Panties, as a follow-up to its predecessor Black Panties. The name got changed because, as he declares, the album “it’s just a variety of things“, and would contain a mix of direct genres of music.

 

He says: “You got hip-hop, you got old school music with the ‘Step in the Name of Love’ type music/’Happy People’ type of music, then you have traditional R. Kelly sensuous, sexual music. It’s just a variety of things.”

 

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The LP, which guest appearances featured include Lil Wayne, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Juicy JWizkid and Tinashe, is a collection of 18 bangers and ballads pared down from 462 full songs from which his final album selection was made.

 

It’s all you can hear. I’m 27 years deep in the business. I’ve been blessed to do this music for so long and I’ve got a lot of great songs under my belt, fans love it, but I’ve got all different kinds of generations of fans now and I have to feed everybody.”

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Singer R. Kelly attends the Ovadia & Sons front row during New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2016 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

 

The album’s lead single is the song “Marching Band” featuring Juicy J and Wale, which was expected to release in August but it was finally delayed until November while The Tinashe-assisted track “Let’s Be Real Now” was premiered through Vevo on December 9th.

 

 

About the project he said: “Expect the unexpected. I’m very proud of it. I’m having a lot of fun in the studio as I’ve always had. It’s not just another day at the office though. It’s just something very special.

 

 

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