Tank Talks Family in R&B, Being Rediscovered

With “Next Breath” topping the Urban AC chart and his album “This Is How I Feel” in stores, Tank is on top again in R&B. While the songwriter/artist is happy to be where he is now, he attributes his success to working hard and working well with R&B peers like Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx and more.

“We’re all like family. We all kind of have that mutual respect for each other’s talents, so it’s easy for us to get in there and put egos aside and just make good music,” says Tank. “It’s more about getting the best record that you can possibly get while working together.”

While Tank’s first album was released over 10 years ago, with the hit single “Maybe I Deserve” becoming a breakthrough hit, he admits “I’m still here being discovered and rediscovered.”

“I think that people are just now starting to understand who I am and what I really do. It’s been a slow build, but I’ll take that to be around in this business for 12 to 15 years,” Tank tells Rolling Out. “My first album dropped in 2001 and [I’m] still here being discovered and rediscovered. That’s a blessing.”

In related news, Tank shot a cover feature for Rolling Out magazine’s upcoming issue recently. Watch a behind the scenes clip from the shoot below and look out for that issue of Rolling Out coming soon. You can also catch Tank on an upcoming episode of Single Ladies (VH1).