"I'm really excited about working with Pharrell and Justin Timberlake again and then, of course, Kanye," the R&B legend says
Charlie Wilson plans to hit the studio again this month, and the R&B veteran and former Gap Band member has big plans for his follow-up to 2013's "Love, Charlie."
"This time I'm gonna go back to some of my favorite nephews who have some really big records out right now," Wilson told Billboard Magazine last week. "I'm really excited about working with Pharrell again and Justin Timberlake again and then, of course, Kanye (West). And there's a lot of people I've always wanted to work with -- Jimmy Jam and Terry (Lewis), L.A. (Reid) and Babyface, and Teddy Riley. There's some guys I've always wanted to work with that maybe this time around I might get a chance to pull them in."
Still burning rubber on stage, the energetic Wilson averages 75-100 shows a year between concert tours, festivals and private events. He will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis on Saturday night
He also finds time to give back. Wilson remains committed to promoting awareness and educating the male community about prostate cancer. A survivor of a disease that afflicts one in six American men—and one in three African-American men—Wilson became a spokesperson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2008. In April 2012 he announced his partnership with Janssen Biotech to launch the company’s Making Awareness A Priority (M.A.P.) campaign. The program brings together leading voices in advocacy and health education through live events in select cities across the country (www.myprostatecancerroadmap.com).
Who: An Intimate Evening with Charlie Wilson
When: Saturday, January 18
Where: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis
Venue website: www.fabulousfox.com