On yesterday, September 17, Eurweb reported the expected release date for R&B singer R. Kelly's newest studio album, "Black Panties," set to be released on November 11.
In true R. Kelly fashion, he sticks with the art of what sells and for him, that's sex...or at least a sense of sexual expression through music. While his first single, "My Story," off the new album features rapper 2 Chainz, and provides a blend of Hip Hop and R&B, it's his already scheduled to be released second single, "Genius," that takes you back to his "Bump and Grind," "You Remind Me of My Jeep," and "Feeling on Your Booty," true R. Kelly style, vibe and lyrics. In the song, he makes it known that he is a "genius" with lyrics like, "I'm blessed with the insight to please your body, tonight you're lying with a sex genius..."
R. Kelly, sometimes referred to as the King of R&B, is no stranger to music. The November 11th anticipated album, "Black Panties" will be the Chicago native's 12th studio album since his first solo album, "12 Play," released in the same week, exactly 20 years ago on November 9, 1993. With "12 Play" being his first solo album since departing from the group Public Announcement in 1993 some were a little nervous about how Kelly would be received as a solo artist and the opinions on the type of music he would be adding to R&B. R Kelly himself was amongst those who were a little apprehensive and did not expect the album to do as well as it did, taking the number two position on the Billboard Chart 200 for nine consecutive weeks.
"I didn't really know if the album would be as successful as it has been, but I hoped that it would. I was really taking a chance with the concept of this album," Kelly stated about "12 Play" in 1994. Fast forward twenty years later to a recent listening session in Atlanta for the album "Black Panties," R.Kelly speaks with Revolt TV about the limited expectations and belief in his musical talent from others, even after he's consistently proven himself successful.
"I live for the moment when people just didn't think I had more...that's when I come with what I'm supposed to come with..," Kelly explained. "I don't like people to hate me, I don't want nobody to hate me and I don't want to hate nobody...but unfortunately and fortunately at the same time, that's what's going on."
Watch the entire interview with Revolt TV on video and check for R. Kelly's album "Black Panties" on November 11, 2013.