The Isley Brothers Enlist Drake, Beyoncé for New Album
The Isley Brothers are enlisting some superstar friends for their next album.
The legendary R&B group has revealed the guest list for the project, which includes Beyoncé and Drake.
The Drake collaboration comes after the “Laugh Now Cry Later” rapper dined with his “idol” Ron Isley last month. “Great dinner and conversations with one of the best we’ve ever had in the game! @champagnepapi Thank you man! Wow!” Ron wrote following their dinner. “I’m blown away by your love for me and my brothers! Congratulations! Keep doing your thing!”
According to Ron’s wife, Kandy Isley, Queen Bey is set to record her vocals soon. “She’s recording her part by end of June or first week July,” she told Variety.
Snoop Dogg appears on the feel-good first single “Friends & Family,” which the group released following their Verzuz battle with Earth, Wind & Fire in April.
“Snoop Dogg’s been a friend for 20-odd years,” said Ron. “As soon as he heard the ‘Friends and Family’ track, he started laughing and knew exactly what he would do.”
Other features on the still untitled album, due this fall, include Rick Ross, Trey Songz, and Alicia Keys, with production from 1500 or Nothin’, Scott Storch, Eric Hudson, and “possibly Dr. Dre.”
“The album reflects a new take on Ron without losing who he is,” said Kandy. “He evolves and changes with time. It’s Ron 2.0.”