Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off

updated 11/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

Charlie Wilson Wilson, 52, who led his two brothers in the '80s R&B trio the Gap Band, bridges generations on his new CD Charlie, Last Name Wilson, executive-produced by R. Kelly.

ON WORKING WITH R. KELLY It was a no-brainer. I had a ball. It was crazy. R. Kelly is a true genius. There are so many other producers, but I like him because he cut his teeth on singing, like me. He knows what my vocals should sound like.

ON COLLABORATING WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE The kid has a lot of soul. I think he's got a pigmentation problem. He's not really a white boy; I think he's white chocolate.

ON HIS NICKNAME "UNCLE CHARLIE" I started hanging out with Snoop in '95, '96, and I've been on just about every [Snoop] album since then. We got so close that I was like his uncle. So that's where that came from.

ON HOW HIS STAGE SHOW HAS CHANGED I look to the right, and I look to the left, and I don't see either one of my brothers. And I'm not taking my clothes off.

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