R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded."
R. Kelly has put the finishing touches on the track list for his 10th album, "TP.3 Reloaded." As previously reported, the 19-track set is due July 5 via Jive. Snoop Dogg, the Game, Elephant Man, Nivea, Baby and Twista are among the artists making guest appearances.
Buzz for the album is already running high thanks to its unique five-chapter song, "Trapped in the Closet," which reels off the morning-after drama following an adulterous assignation. The chapters are being serviced to radio sequentially.
Brimming with suspense and unexpected twists (Kelly is discovered hiding in the closet with a Beretta; the married woman's husband is a minister), the song is sparking water-cooler talk and lively radio call-in discussions.
The song is more remarkable for what it does not have, however. There is no hook a la Kelly's 1996 R&B/pop anthem "I Believe I Can Fly" or percolating groove as on his 2002 crossover hits "Step in the Name of Love" and "Ignition." There is just Kelly's narration over the same low-key musical backdrop.
"He wanted to do something unconventional [that recalled when] radio was an important part of people's lives," Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss tells Billboard.
Kelly also co-directed and stars in a 16-minute film for "Trapped." The complete film, which is set to run on BET during the album's release week, is part of a bonus DVD that will be packaged with "TP.3 Reloaded."
Here is the track listing for "TP.3 Reloaded":
"Playa's Only" featuring the Game
"Happy Summertime" featuring Snoop Dogg
"Sex in the Kitchen"
"Put My T-Shirt On"
"Kickin' It With Your Girlfriend"
"Reggae Bump, Bump" featuring Elephant Man
"Touchin" featuring Nivea
"Girls Go Crazy" featuring Baby
"Hit It Till the Mornin" featuring Twista and Do or Die
"(Sex) Love Is What We Makin"
"Burn It Up" featuring Wysen and Yindell
"Trapped in the Closet Ch. 1"
"Trapped in the Closet Ch. 2"
"Trapped in the Closet Ch. 3"
"Trapped in the Closet Ch. 4"
"Trapped in the Closet Ch. 5"