Posts Tagged ‘Tank’

Tank, Sevyn Streeter, Marsha Ambrosius & More Coming To a City Near You on the ‘Road To ESSENCE’


All roads are leading to New Orleans this July 4th weekend for the 20th ESSENCE Festival! Getting fans ready for the extravagant weekend, ESSENCE has partnered with Walmart for “The Road to ESSENCE Festival” mini-tour series. Kicking off this Saturday, April 26 the events will give residents a free day of live music, empowering conversations, cool give-aways and much more!

The action will take place at Walmart stores and will feature an entertaining combination of empowering conversations with local influencers and live performances from music acts such as Tank, Sevyn Streeter, Marsha Ambrosius, Syleena Johnson, Avery*Sunshine and more. Free and open to the public, local residents will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, attend panel discussions and hear from ESSENCE editors and motivational speakers such as renowned clinical psychologist, Dr. Sherry Blake, professor and entertainment manager, Dr. Syleecia Thompson and more.

“With a shared commitment to help people live better, ESSENCE and Walmart have partnered to bring empowerment and entertainment to the community,” said Michelle Ebanks, President, ESSENCE. “Road to ESSENCE Festival is an exciting opportunity for our partners to engage our audience early and bring the Festival experience of live music, celebrity entertainment, inspirational conversation and giveaways directly to the backyards of our ESSENCE Festival family.”

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Exclusive: Tank – Albums That Changed My Life

Tank is back with new solo music and currently readying the release of his forthcoming album ‘Stronger,” due out this summer.  The R&B singer/songwriter’s sixth studio effort has been lead by the soulful and celebratory single “You’re My Star” (see Tank talking about the song and album here), and will be a step in a new direction for him sonically.

While talking about the upcoming release in our recent sit-down with him in NYC, we asked Tank to take us back and reflect on some of the albums or songs that really changed his life.

Being raised in the church and on mostly Gospel music during his youth it was of course the more clean cut R&B of the late ’80s that affected him, primarily the New Edition Heartbreak album, and Babyface’s Tender Lover.  That was until R. Kelly released “Down Low,” off his 1995 self-titled album, and made Tank a diehard fan!

Check out the interview clip above to hear Tank’s hilarious reflections on his early influences!

Exclusive: Tank Shares Inspiration and Advice from Justin Timberlake

Tank recently told us that he will be celebrating women and life with some tempo on his new album ‘Stronger,” which is due out this June.  In between touring with TGT and working on his own solo material, the R&B heartthrob spent a good amount of time traveling with his good friend who was on Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience Tour.”

During our recent sit-down with the singer/songwriter he talked to us about his admiration for the whole show and Justin’s own showmanship, and how it truly inspired him to create a full band style experience for his own new music.  Tank didn’t only receive inspiration from Justin, but also some pretty deep words of advice.  While playing him his new tracks, Justin dropped some words of encouragement to him which surprised all of us.

Check out the clip above, and if you haven’t watched it out, click here to see our new piece where Tank talks about the creation of his new single “You’re My Star” and the sound of his forthcoming album.

Exclusive: Tank – ‘Celebrating Women with Tempo on New Album,’ Talks “You’re My Star,” Jerry Wonda & More

Tank knows a thing or two about relationships and dealing with women.  After a career of mostly begging, pleading and apologizing, the R&B General is entering a new era with his forthcoming album titled Stronger, due out this June.

Releasing the horn-filled, celebratory new single “You’re My Star” last month, Tank is on a mission to make a bold comeback, delivering classic feel-good R&B with a 2014 twist.  ThisisRnB TV caught up with the singer/songwriter in NYC for a new interview to discuss the new single, his upcoming album and outlook on life.

In this clip, Tank takes us through the creative process of making and recording “You’re My Star,” which started off from a sample of the Jackson 5 classic “This Place Hotel,” and with the help of master producer Harvey Mason Jr. turned into the lively, soulful tribute to woman everywhere that we hear now.

We had to know though, will Tank be taking a break from the classic baby-makin’ tunes that we’ve come to expect from him?  “There are a few moments where you would want to make a baby,” explains Tank about the new album. “But, I think that it’s not a transition out of that, it’s an album that speaks to a different place that I am in my life and my career.”

Part of the inspiration behind the new sound came from a meeting Tank had with Grammy-winning producer Jerry Wonda, who ended up creating at least 4 of the records on the LP, one of which will be the second single, and a sound which not only celebrates women with tempo, but celebrates real music and having fun in life.

We are excited for the new era of Tank! Check out the interview clip above and stay tuned!

List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records


With all the good R&B music that we hear each month, we know how easy it is to miss something or lose track of all the standout records that get released.  So, to help you remember, or hit you with new tracks that you may have missed, we will be posting a monthly round-up of records for you to vibe to!

Choosing our Top 10 standout tracks that have dropped from the start of each month until the end, this will certainly take the place of the blues that hit you when you realize the rent is due!  Normally the lists will be posted on the last day of the month, but in some cases – like this – on the first.

Whether it’ll make you dance or make you move to the bedroom, our “Best of March – Top 10 Records” will have you asking yourself, just where the hell you were when you missed this hot sh*t!

So…what are you waiting for? Jump into our March 2014 selections below!

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TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) Take Over ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’


After an epic takeover by Prince, Arsenio Hall made up with his friends Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank for having to cancel their last scheduled visit, and decided to make an event out of their return.

Well, it all went down Monday night when the gentlemen known as TGT returned to the show for a full-fledged takeover of their own! In a playful moment prior to hitting the stage, Arsenio made sure there would be no last minute changes this time by placing ankle monitors on the guys so they couldn’t leave without alerting security!

The R&B super trio kicked off the show performing a medley of “Take It Wrong” and “Weekend Love.” As the ladies in the audience were going crazy, they took a break from the stage to catch Arsenio up on what’s been going on since their last visit, upcoming tour plans, and speak about the breakup rumor. But it got real kinky when Arsenio opened up the Q&A to the female audience, who asked questions like, what music do they play when they’re ready to make a lady feel special? Who’s single and looking? and more.

To close out the show, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank shut it down with an extra wild performance of “Next Time Around” and “Sex Never Felt Better.” As a special treat to the audience for an online exclusive, Ginuwine took everyone back performing his classic hit “Pony.”

This visit was not to miss, but if you did check out all the clips below!

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Tank Talks Out Dancing Ginuwine, Working With Justin Timberlake, Drake Making Him Hot and More


Ladies get your fresh pair of undies ready, Tank is back for another great interview!

After releasing his debut album with group members, TGT, Tank is on a super high. Still penning hit records for some of today’s biggest artists and collaborating with them as well, the 40 something year old crooner has sang his way into the hearts of many women over the years.

Sitting down with Hot 97 in a recent interview, Tank opened up a bit for the world. Discussing his collaborations with artists such as Justin Timberlake, his role as a producer and songwriter, and the more uptempo records he has coming, you can’t help but fall in love with him just through the person he presents himself to be.

Also talking about Drake’s shoutouts a few years back, where he is an artist and out dancing group member and veteran singer Ginuwine, Tank is definitely one to give some of the best interviews we’ve seen.

Take a look at the clip after the jump!

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Kelly Rowland Brings Out Nelly; Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx & More Heat Up Miami’s ‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Festival (Video)


The 9th annual Jazz In The Gardens music festival went down this past weekend at Sunlife Stadium in Miami, Florida. The two-day event, hosted by DL Hughley, featured some of the biggest stars in R&B and Jazz, including Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and more!

Some of the celebrity guests in attendance were actor and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte and comedian Kevin Hart, who introduced his pal Trigga.

One of the biggest surprises of the Saturday night performances was when Kelly brought out rapper Nelly to perform their Grammy-winning hit “Dilemma.”

“I asked [Nelly] to stop here, and he came by. I’m just so happy that it was a surprise,” Rowland told TheGrio. “I kept it a surprise because I wanted to do something special for Miami. I live here, so I have to.”

Jamie Foxx had some surprises of his own in store for the Miami crowd as well. He brought out R&B general Tank to sing a few of his own hits including “Please Don’t Go,” and join Foxx in a singing battle. But, Jamie really had everyone’s attention when he gave out $5,000 to the best female audience member who was willing to come on stage and show off her twerk moves.

Check out all the video footage below!

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