R Kelly returns with his “12 Play” series, part 3 is as sexy, clubby, bump n grinding as the first two. Opening with what looks set to be the second single “Playa’s Only” that features Game on rap duties. This hard hitting club booty shaking anthem has the mind doing overtime on to how the video will be. You can imagine R Kelly and Game in the middle of a thousand booty shaking females with lil more than a smile
on. The second cut on this set is the killer cut “Happy Summertime” is steppers meets R&B head on. Classy, quality, grooves, production, vocals and lyrics all melt into each other and the result is a sublime piece of summer led R&B. You can imagine being in a convertible driving along with wind in your hair and this blasting from the speakers. Add Snoop Dogg on a rap break and you have a club and radio summer monster in your hands. Then he gets into full twelve play mode as sexually explicit slow jams “Sex In The Kitchen” at “Put My T Shirt On” flow from the speakers. “Sex In The Kitchen” gives a whole new meaning to the words “do you need any help in the kitchen babe”. The words “Girl I’m ready to toss the salad” leaves little to the imagination when placed with the words “ Sex in the kitchen, over by the stove, I’ll put you on the counter and then put your hands on the table and stand on your tippy toes”. “Put My T Shirt On” basically starts where Destiny’s Child “In Your T Shirt” finished off. More classy bump n grind sexy seductive vocals, that will have millions of woman getting seriously hot. “Remote Control” is more sexual orientated lyrics with a more soulful twist and real Prince ballad feel to it. “Kickin It With Your Girlfriend” tells of how a man is tempted by his girls best friend and then has to break it to her. “Touchin” is a superb smooth melodic sexual duet with some solid harmonies and clever adlibs. The open lyrics of “Hit It Till The Morning” says it all “Ladies I hope you like to do it like I like to do it, til the sun comes up, can I hit it till the morning, I’ll be sexing you up”. Featuring Twista you can bet this will be a future single. To finish off the album more sexual bump n grind biz in the shape of “Sex Weed”, the stunning “(Sex) Love Is What We Makin” and the jaw dropping “Trapped In The Closet Chapters 1 to 5” (see single reviews for a full review of this breathtaking masterpiece). I don’t about “12 Play” but foreplay would definitely be a fitting title for this strong, sexually inspired R&B hit album.