“Good evening ladies…we start with hors d’oeuvres…I can tell your body has been lackin the platter of satisfaction your body deserves…we have reservations…(The Poem)”
R. Kelly has just released his new album The Buffet. R. Kelly fans will be thrilled.
The album is an R. Kelly album in every way. The man knows how to craft a tune. He’s giving us more metaphors for sex, a few nicents bop to 2 step to & some honesty, per usual. It is like an R, Chocolate Factory, Step In The Name of Love, TP-2.com hybrid. It is indeed a buffet with something for everybody.
Along with more sexual songs, a good slow jam, & a couple tracks for the club, R. took a moment to get personal on a track called Wanna Be There. The song features his daughter, going by her stage name Ariirayé, & they are singing a heartfelt duet about R’s absence through the years & how he just wants to be there. It’s slightly awkward in the midst of all of the other content, but it’s a nice moment. Along with his daughter Ariirayé, the album also features collaborations with Ty Dollar $ign, Jhene Aiko, Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Tinashe & WizKid.
The Buffet is currently available everywhere. All I can say is throughout my listening experience I found myself thinking, “Damn, 20 years in & this man can still make some really good songs”. Listen to Let’s Make Some Noise featuring Jhene Aiko below: