Alternative album artwork is revealed too
Details of the deluxe edition of R Kelly’s forthcoming album ‘Black Panties’ have been revealed.
The premium release will include different artwork (Kelly surrounded by half-naked women, pictured above, as opposed to the standard edition cover which sees him ‘playing’ a naked woman like a cello, inset) and will include a pair of “R Kelly Black Panties”.
The text on the album’s pre-order page at Blackpantiesdropping.com, where snippets of songs can be unlocked, says: “Kellz is dropping Black Panties. No reason you shouldn’t be, too.”
‘Black Panties’, the singer’s 12th studio album, was originally due to arrive on November 11 but will now come out on December 10. A representative for the singer previously stated that the slight delay in the album’s release date was caused by 11th hour tweaks to the mastering process. Tracks on the album include ‘Crazy Sex’, ‘Genius’ and ‘Throw This Money On You’ as well as R Kelly’s current single ‘My Story’. Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz and Jeezy all appear on the album with the deluxe edition featuring additional tracks including guest spots for Future, Juicy J and Migos.
‘Black Panties’ is the follow-up to Kelly’s ‘Write Me Back’, which came out in June 2012 and peaked at Number Five on America’s Billboard 200 albums chart.
The tracklisting is as follows:
‘Throw This Money on You’
‘Marry the Pussy’
‘You Deserve Better’
‘All the Way’ (feat. Kelly Rowland)
‘My Story’ (feat. 2 Chainz)
‘Spend That’ (feat. Jeezy)
Deluxe Version bonus tracks:
‘Tear It Up’ (feat. Future)
‘Show Ya Pussy’ (feat. Migos and Juicy J)