R. Kelly spoke to Billboard about his new collab with Kanye West off Cruel Summer, "To The World" - the album's polarizing intro track. I, for one, feel underwhelmed at the unfulfilled potential of a Kellz/Kanye collab, while others I've talked to have "To The World" as their current song on repeat. Anyway, here's the words from Kellz himself:
“Kanye sent me a track he was working on. I sent it back. He sent it back to me, I sent it back to him... until we had something. It felt good to both of us. He trusts my talent and I trust his talent. I knew Kanye way before he was known. We've always had fun in the clubs or wherever we were, just kickin' it, but we never had a chance to get in the studio before and hook up like this, and I'm just glad we finally got that chance. I'm just very honored to be on this track working with him."
- R. Kelly
Interesting that they never were in the studio together. Yes, that's a common thing in today's collabs, but there's some things you get in the experience of making the track in the same studio together that you don't get via e-mail. Dah well. Be sure to hit the rest of the interview as R. Kelly also talks about his upcoming 'Single Ladies' Tour.
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