R. Kelly Announces Upcoming House Music Album (Video)

Kyleen James

The R&B star takes some time off from recording "White Panties," his follow-up to "Black Panties," to pay tribute to the Chicago sound.

While working on his follow-up to Black Panties, appropriately titled White Panties, R. Kelly also is recording a house music album.

"I'm working on a house album right now, and I want y'all to know it's coming," he told those in attendance at Chicago's 24th Annual Chosen Few Picnic Weekend. "I feel like I can do anything when it comes to music because I am music, just like y'all."

R. Kelly's Black Panties debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 133,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Check out what Kellz told us about the making of Black Panties and his favorite 12 Play memory.

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.