R. Kelly New Album 'Black Panties' Review: All About Sex & Not Much Else

R. Kelly revisits the raunchy lyrics he's known for on his 12th studio album Black Panties.

While the 46-year-old took a break from his provocative sound on his last two albums - Love Letter and Write Me Back - he made sure to go full effect on the new record.

"Let's do it on the balcony, let everybody watch, we don't care, we in our zone," he sings on Crazy Sex and on Cookie he proclaims, "I like to lick the middle like an oreo."

R. Kelly describes sex in almost every way possible and also paints out his fantasies for the listeners. The song titles alone - Legs Shackin', Tearing It Up and Every Position - make it clear what can be expected.

Amid the sex talk and the mention of strippers, the album also features a track which discusses a difficult time R. Kelly endured. The R&B crooner sings about the complications he suffered from throat surgery in 2011 and those who deemed the incident the end of his career.

"People say that I was gone, said there was no way this time he's gonna overcome and even before the doctors was done and I could awake, a tsunami of rumors had come to wipe my career away," he sings on Shut Up. "After twenty two years of a blessed career, they had me lying in my hospital bed crying mad tears."

While Black Panties is surely no masterpiece and may get a bit monotonous after a while, it will probably satisfy those old-school R. Kelly fans.

Black Panties, which features songs with Kelly Rowalnd, Future, 2 Chainz and Young Jeezy, hit stores on Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

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