R. Kelly is ready to invite you to dine on his latest project.
The R&B maestro has released his 13th album The Buffet, an R-rated collection of 18 bangers and ballads pared down from 462 songs he recorded for the set. The LP, which includes the previously released singles “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up,” features an assortment of guests including Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Jhené Aiko, and Tinashe, who contributes to the battle-of-the-sexes jam “Let’s Be Real Now.”
The album caters to his diverse fanbase. “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,” said Kellz.
The Buffet serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Black Panties, which touted the singles “My Story,” “Genius,” and “Cookie.” Kelly recently told Billboard that his musical aspiration is to “eventually want[s] to do a worldwide humanity album.”