There is always a point at which all good things in life must eventually come to an end, no matter what their aspect may be. It is fair to say that during the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, R&B sensation Tank has produced some timeless recordings and vibes. In the end, the Milwaukee talent will be remembered as one of the best ever to have made it to the top. The male R&B genre has benefited greatly from him. After losing his hearing in his right ear in 2021, Tank has decided to retire from the gaming industry. I hope he is able to continue contributing music for years to come. Earlier today, he released his last album, R&B Money, to the public (Aug 19).
In addition to being a bittersweet moment for most of us, being able to watch Tank’s career blossom over the years is a real honor. It also just so happens that he dropped this album at the best possible time. Social media has become a national topic of discussion after Diddy kicked it off. The question that he posed in a tweet earlier this week was, “Who killed R&B? The question led to many debates with varying answers and reasoning. Essentially, this was the type of alley-oop Tank needed to prove that R&B is far from dead.
Tank explained in a statement what motivated him to record his final album: “ R&B Money represents a labor of love I’ve put into the genre of R&B. That’s who I am! ” he declared. “My life wouldn’t be the same without artists such as Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Keith Sweat, Al Green, and all the fans who keep me motivated to make music. It was imperative to me that this album was a tribute to my influences and my development as an artist, and I think that’s exactly what this record represents.”