Tank, Savage | Top 5 Songs


★★★ R&B singer/songwriter Tank continues to amplify sex on his savage new studio album, fittingly titled, ‘Savage.’ Despite the coolness of R&B, Tank, continues to be prolific.  Despite being incredibly underrated, he’s written and recorded some great music during his career. His 2016 album, Sex Love & Pain II was disappointing, however.  It suffered from…

The Numbers Don’t Lie – The R&B Album Is Dead (Commercially) 


As they say, “the proof is in the pudding.” What pudding you ask – R&B album sales ladies and gentlemen. It’s one thing that album sales are down across all genres, but if you examine R&B albums themselves, you’ll see that R&B sales are nothing short of abysmal. Basically, the commercially successful R&B album seems…

57th Annual Grammys Scorecard (Take 2…)


The official cut-off date for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is September 30, 2014. The end of September is filled with albums that are certainly looking to compete for music’s most prestigious awards. That said, there are also notable albums released after last year’s cutoff date that can’t be written off. From my perspective,…

The R&B Malaise Continues: Sales Continue to Sag


R&B sales just aren’t what they once were – there’s just no other way to state it. When a major label R&B album is released these days, the expectation – save for a select few artists – is that it’s not going to sell. Sure, that’s a hella pessimistic view, but what has dissuaded such…

Review: Tank’s Sixth LP Stronger Has Both Its Moments and Flaws


View this post on Instagram R&B Should be this classy! I'll continue to fight for quality and respect! If you agree you shouldn't just like the picture, you should support the movement! R&B dies if you don't buy! I'm doing beyond my best to do above and beyond my part! What are you gonna do?…

Review: TGT, ‘Three Kings’


TGT Deliver An Enjoyable, Sensually-Charged, Grown Folks R&B Album  TGT⎪Three Kings⎪Atlantic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: August 20, 2013 Had any one of Tyrese, Ginuwine, or Tank released a solo album this year by themself, that would’ve been a treat in itself.  Instead, the three sensual-minded lover men release their debut as TGT, bringing all their…

R&B Had A Difficult 2012


R&B had a difficult 2012. I know that those who heavily supported/continue to support  the genre are probably dismayed by that initial statement. I too am dismayed, but the statement couldn’t ring truer. The issues with R&B in 2012 lie within (1) commercial viability and (2) identity crisis.  Most issues within the genre fall within…