First Look: Ron Isely’s ‘Mr. I’ Cover + Tracklisting

The new Ronald Isley album Mr. I is executive produced by Ronald Isley and Antonio `L.A.’ Reid. The album features the first single “No More.” Artists putting in guest appearances include T.I. (“Put Your Money On Me”) and the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on the album’s climactic closing version of Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” produced by Jerry `Wonda’ Duplessis (of the Fugees). This album not only marks Ronald’s first solo foray, but the milestone 50 years in the recording business!

Mr. I continues the Isley tradition of working with today’s hottest young producers. In addition to Fuego (who co-produced “No More” with Max Gousse) and Duplessis, other producers include Greg Curtis (known for his work with Keyshia Cole) on four tracks, Tricky Stewart, Kajun, and Song Dynasty. “This is my first time working with all of these producers,” Ronald says, “and each of them has been able to capture what I’m about musically. All of them are so into the music of the Isley Brothers, they grew up on it. They’ve come with some incredible songs and once they saw what I could do with what they brought, they were flabbergasted!”

First Look: Official Tracklisting!
Take It How You Want It
No More
If I Lose My Woman
Put Your Money On Me feat. T.I.
Supposed To Do
Dance For Me
What I Miss The Most
I Need You
You’ve Got A Friend feat. Aretha Franklin
You Had Me At Hello

No word if the previously announced track by UB (that leaked) with Lauryn Hill “(They Long To Be) Close To You” will be featured on the album as a a bonus track.

Album In Stores & Online November 30th!


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