Friday, December 19, 2014

Tank Quits the Music Industry, Threatens to Never Release Another Album



Durrell Babbs better known as tank is fed up and dunzo with the music industry! The soon-to-be 39-year-old R&B singer revealed in a lengthy Instagram post earlier that he'll never release another "real R&B album":



"If I look tired it's because I am. I'm deeply saddened and disappoint that "Stronger" will not get a video or the continued promotion it deserves! I'd love to blame @atlanticrecords but that would be a lie! It's tough for record companies to continue to fund music that people don't support! I pride myself on giving you real musicianship, real singing, real lyrical content and being true to the music that inspired my very existence. The problem is there aren't many people left that want to hear it or buy it and if there are they won't stand up and be noticed! Who am I doing this for? Who am I maintaining this so called integrity for? Not many as u can tell by my first wk sales..lol. The artist that don't give a fuck sale the most and do the most! Should that be my new route? Maybe I should have been born white then all of my music would go straight to mainstream and pop radio instead of urban ac.. A format that continues to kill the true R&B artist! (Not mad at white artist just to be clear!) What I do know is that i will not continue to be faithful to something or someone that is not being faithful to me. I love you but I have a family. I have a mom and dad just like you. I have goals and dreams just like you. I refuse to work hard for nothing. I look better, sing better, produce better, write better, and perform better than dam near everybody and this is the thanks I get?.. Again I'm not angry I'm just tired.. Please enjoy my last real R&B album "Stronger" cause you'll never get another one! #letterfromaking"

Oh no! I rocks with Tank since 2002 when he released "Maybe I Deserve" and even when him, Tyrese and Ginuwine joined to make TGT. Hopefully he's just letting off some steam and will change his mind. But, I feel what he's saying in this post, and he does have a family to support like the rest of us. He has four children. But I hope he doesn't completely give up on his craft because he's truly gifted. 

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