Posts Tagged ‘Tank’

New Music: Tank Teams Up with Dantè, Dontaÿ, Dunteá On Turn-Up Anthem “Litty”

Tank is back on his turn-up. The R&B general has dabbled in turn-up/club records in the past (such as the Chris Brown-assisted “Shots Fired“), and now he returns with a new turn-up anthem, teaming up with rapper Dantè, Dontaÿ, Dunteá.

Following current trends the track, produced by Johnny Stokes and A1Jovan, is titled “Litty,” and it boasts a heavy-hitting trap beat for the singer/songwriter to get it poppin’ with some braggadocious bars.

“All these n***as throwin’ bands I’ma throw a symphony / You don’t have to lift a hand leave the hard work to me / We can make some plans, board a jet privately,” he boastfully sings.

Sharing a link to the song Tank told his Instagram followers, “I wanted to turn up and they sent me this monster! Have fun while you listen. It’s just music people.”

Check it out below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Watch Tank Surprise His Daughter with a House for Christmas!

It was a merry merry Christmas for Tank and his family. The R&B singer/songwriter let fans in to witness an emotional moment of giving via Instagram, when he revealed to his 9-year-old daughter that they were getting a new house!

Seated on the couch together, Tank pulled out a paper, which seemed to show the home, and completely shocked his daughter who jumped for joy and then cried.

“When God answers a child’s prayer.. #ICried #Love #WeGotAHouse #RnBMoney #TheGeneral #Zozo #Zizi #Ryry #JBird #DJ #Zena,” he wrote on Instagram.

Along with the gifts for his large family, Tank gave his fans a holiday present with a Christmas EP, that unfortunately went under the radar. Titled A Classic Christmas Night the EP features 6 tracks of original renditions of some of the most popular holiday songs, including “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas,” along with his recently released slow jam “Thankful for You.”

Check out Tank’s holiday surprise below!

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New Music: Tank – Thankful For U

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In case you missed it, cuz we did

In honor of giving thanks on the Thanksgiving holiday, Tank surprised followers with a brand new song, which he posted to his personal SoundCloud account.

Over a simplistic piano track, the R&B crooner recounts his many blessings, while giving thanks for his family and friends, and good food.

“Thankful for you, for all my family and friends / Thankful for you, for the time we get to spend / Thankful for you, wish it didn’t have to end / Cause I’m thankful for you,” he sings on the heartfelt chorus.

Take a listen to Tank giving thanks below.

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Brandy, Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley, Dru Hill, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ro James & More Bring Soulful Performances to 2016 Soul Train Awards

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The 2016 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS took place on Sunday night (Nov. 6) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host with her eccentric humor and legendary style. The annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B music featured moving performances by Brandy, Anderson .Paak, Bobby Brown, D.R.A.M. MA$E, DRU HILL, Doug E Fresh, India Arie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guy, Candice Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, MAJOR., Ro James, Tito Jackson, V. Bozeman, Wreckx-n-Effect, and Yuna.

GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum singer Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award.

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Monica, Tank and Yuna perform at Soul Train Weekend “Acoustically Speaking” Concert

The 2016 Soul Train Awards weekend kicked off on Thursday night in Las Vegas as Monica, Tank, and Yuna hit the stage as a part of the “Acoustically Speaking” concert sponsored by Toyota, at the House of Blues Mandalay Bay.

The show kicked off with Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna giving a soulful opening performance of hit songs including “Crush,” which features R&B king, Usher.

Tank then took the stage to a screaming audience of women who were excited to see the R&B hunk perform. He talked about the importance of keeping R&B music alive because it keeps real love alive.

Finally, the night’s headliner, Monica, came out in knee high snake skin boots that had everyone looking twice and talked to host Big Tigger about Black Lives Matter. She talked about how every time a story of police brutality comes out, she sits down and discusses it with her sons and explains what’s happening so that they are informed. She also mentioned that her oldest son took it to heart, so much so that he got in trouble for kneeling during the Star-Spangled banner in class, joking that football players do it during the National Anthem but her son’s heart was in the right place. She then performed new and classic hits that the audience had been waiting for all night, calling for everyone to come to the front of the stage and dance with her as she killed it.

The 2016 Soul Train Awards will take place at the Orleans Area in Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 6. The show will air across CENTRIC and BET Networks on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the photos from the “Acoustically Speaking” concert below.

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Tank Sings National Anthem, Chris Brown Sits

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The drama continues…

On Sunday (Sept. 11), Power 106 held their annual celebrity basketball game in Los Angeles. Inviting R&B powerhouse Tank to kick off the game with the National Anthem, there were a few moments that went down.

With everything happening in sports based on San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting the racial injustices in the country, by choosing to sit instead of stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Tank asked the crowd–since it was the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks–of all days, to stand and sing with him.

“I understand everybody’s exercising their right to stand or sit and exercising their right to freedom and justice,” he said. “But in the wake of 9/11, please understand the fact that real men, women, and children lost their lives for this very thing that we’re able to stand for today.”

It was a nice thought and most of the audience joined in. Except Chris Brown (not surprised), who sat on the court with some fellow teammates and basically just made faces at Tank the entire time. He did show his fellow R&B pal some love when Tank hit applause-worthy notes, but that was about it.

So, it was good to see Tank getting some love with the anthem performance, and on TMZ, but that was all due to their favorite, Chris Breezy, not doing what most folks think he should, is that what he is supposed to do? Not sure… it was 9/11 and all, but to each their own, that’s what makes America great, right?

Anyways, check out Tank’s performance, and Chris’ too below.

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New Music: Tank – I Gotta Be Honest

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Honesty is the best policy, and Tank knows it!

For the latest release in his #TankTuesday series, the R&B General gets open and introspective in his own truths on “I Gotta Be Honest.” Taking a route most male egos won’t allow, the crooner begs for his ex to come back, while admitting that he can’t change and cautioning others about getting into a relationship with him.

“Cause I could lie to you, but I’d rather clear my soul / I know I ain’t ever gon’ change / Don’t ever f*ck with me,” he sings.

Listen to Tank bare his soul and pride in the new ballad below.

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