Yes, it really has been 20 years since R. Kelly released his debut album 12 Play, so it's only fair that he celebrates is in style. Black Panties is R Kelly's 12th album, and although its release date is set for December 10th, you can listen to it in full below.

"I was on stage doing my Love Letter tour and I broke down into 'Seems Like You're Ready,'" the singer recently told VIBE. "So I start singing (the line) "Temperatures rising" and here come the panties. It was all different colors but then this one particular pair of panties—they were black and medium—landed on my mic and my wrist, and immediately I said, that's a sign. I gotta go back and write a song called 'Black Panties.'"

Stream the album below. [via Stereogum]

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