Tank on Moving From Gospel to R&B, First Tour with Aaliyah & Ginuwine (Video)

Published on July 9th, 2016


Though he started his musical journey in the church, Tank says he got his first big break when he was asked to join Ginuwine and Aaliyah on tour. Initially, he was added on as Ginuwine’s backup vocalist but says he was later convinced to also be Aaliyah’s backup singer once she heard his voice. Although, Aaliyah had been one of the 90’s biggest singers, she was also one of the sexiest, and her team made sure to brief Tank and other men on the tour to stay away from her. “I was briefed before I went on tour.” He recalled, “‘Hey, you go on tour, you do your job. You leave her alone.'”

As for testing stardom when he rolled with Ginuwine, he says things were fair game when it came to the singer’s female fans, which was an eye-opening experience for him. Coming up in the church, he was always told what not to do, but once on tour he dabbled in “real world” experiences such as, women, weed, and alcohol. Further into his interview with DJ Vlad, he talks about finally getting to meet Timbaland and why he considers him to be his favorite producers of all time.

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