XXL Magazine (Taiia Smart Young) caught up with Robert in their September “Street Issue” to discuss his creative process in today’s R&B realm which is being pretty much dominated by the youngins that used him for inspiration when they were coming up. Kellz revealed that he’s working on THREE new albums (Epic, Love Letter & Zodiac) and detailed that the new material is basically him “remixing himself.”
In the excerpt below, Kelly, who is 43 (GOD DAMN) gives his take on the current state of R&B and how these young whooper snappers should focus on having fun and not be concerned with the next artist is or isn’t doing.
Make sure you pick up the September issue of XXL Magazine with Shyne and Jeezy separately gracing the new issue.
Are You Happy With The Current State Of R&B?
In some ways yes and in some ways no. The music is great. The talent is great. My suggestions to those guys is do your music, have fun and be happy with it. You don’t have to talk about another artist and get in their business and talk them down for you to come up….it will never work. It’s like putting perfume on spit.