R. Kelly’s The Buffet tour shows off his diverse musical ouevre

Story and Photos by Lisa A. Walker

Drawing inspiration from R&B, hip hop and soul, R. Kelly has left his mark on the musical scene over the past three decades as a writer, producer and artist. His latest tour, promoting his 13th studio album, The Buffet, came to the Verizon Center earlier this week.

The Buffet debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and includes his hit summer jam, “Backyard Party” and his latest single “Marching Band.”

From the release: “I have fans from numerous generations listening to my music now and I wanted to provide everyone with something they could enjoy” explains R. Kelly “With The Buffet, I wanted to showcase a variety of my musical sounds and include all the genres I love on one project.”

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