When it comes to the R&B game there’s no one that loves it more than R&B vocalist Tank. Tank has been an amazing songwriter, producer, and performer since 1997. He has given his fans 10 albums, including his latest which debuted August 19, 2022 titled ‘R&B Money’.
‘R&B Money’ is Tank’s final album of his career. He tells Billboard Magazine that he “feels good about the next chapter in his career.” Tank believes that it is time to help create bigger moments for the next generation of R&B in order to keep the genre on the uptrend. The artist made an eclectic choice when doing the cover for the album by dressing in a yellow suit, sitting in a king like chair that some may argue he’s symbolizing that he is the King of R&B.
The album consists of 17 tracks and is 52 minutes long. Two tracks which are singles off of the project are “Can’t Let It Show” and “I Deserve” which plays off his hit single in the early 2000s titled “Maybe I Deserve”. The project includes features from J Valentine (who is also Tank’s manager), Chris Brown, Vedo, and Alex Isley, just to name a few. One track that I enjoyed was the intro for the album titled “R&B Money”. The track really shows the depth in Tank’s voice and allows him to talk the listeners through what they’re about to experience.
Another song that I enjoyed was “No Limit” featuring Alex Isley. The two voices compliment each other and the beat sounds amazing. The concept of the song is great especially coming from an artist that has been doing R&B for over 20 years. One song I did not like was “Slow” featuring J Valentine. I did not enjoy the pitch of the song during Tank’s parts. I think that the beat was a little too slow and it’s hard to grasp the concept of the song. J Valentine’s feature was mellow and smooth. Hearing how he still sounds on a track is a good sign that he’s making his way back to the mic soon.
Lastly, I’m glad that Tank decided to put the remake of “Maybe I Deserve” titled “I Deserve” on the album. To start your career with that song and to be able to end with it was beautiful. The track adds details to a story that he started his career with. It is a little up-tempo which is good for today’s R&B.
Overall, there were a couple of songs that are skip worthy but the album doesn’t disappoint as far as greatness. ‘R&B Money’ is definitely worth listening to.