It’s no secret how many people have been recently impressed with Chris Brown’s music and on-stage abilities, but now one of the most important R&B acts of all time is talking about Chris Brown.

R. Kelly, who was recently crowned the best R&B artist of the last twenty-five yearsby Billboard has passed the torch, calling Chris the new king of R&B music. That’s big. During the interview on 1075 WGCI in Chicago, R. Kelly also spoke on Trey Songz, stating that Trigga could get to king status…if he was more humble.

R. Kelly is not done with music yet. In-fact, he will soon return to his roots with an album titled Black Panties. Listen to the entire interview below. Do you feel Chris Brown is the current king of R&B music like R. Kelly does? Let us know.