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“Elgin” marks Ginuwine’s seventh studio album, and is slated for release on February 15th. Released on Notifi Records the project was executive produced by Bryan Michael Cox. Peep the tracklisting below:
3. What Could Have Been
4. Drink of Choice
5. Why We’re Fighting
7. Batteries Ft. Trina
9. How Does Your Heart Forget
10. First Time
13. Batteries Remix
14. First Time Remix
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Tank. After over a decade in the music game, its clear the singer/songwriter/producer is some sort of R&B superhero swooping in to studios and delivering hit records on a single bound. The Wisconsin native, has been able to inject his brand of music on to the masses through not only his albums, but the work of Aaliyah, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Joe and Jamie Foxx (Just to name drop a few). His standout singles, “Maybe I Deserved,” “One Man” and “Please Don’t Go,” have made him a favorite amongst the female set. If music buyers paid more attention to album inserts, we’d notice a resume that spans 10 years and credits that place him easily in the upper echelon of R&B artists.
Tank (born Durrell Babbs) has come a long way from his time singing backup for Ginuwine. His latest album Now or Never, shows he’s ready to show the world that musicality and heart pounding lyrics are still a part of R&B and he is willing to do whatever it takes to revive the genre’s integrity. As with most superheroes, Tank doesn’t need an audience to clap for his accomplishments behind the scenes. He’d much rather be celebrated for his own music.
You’re a complete artist–you write, produce and sing—who has an impressive resume. How do you keep your head on straight?
You know for me, it’s always being in a creative space no matter what time of the day it is. I am always doing something creative as a release as it relates to my artistry as a writer, producer or whatever. There’s not a whole lot of time to get off track, especially since I’m trying to own it all. I’m in the quest for takeover so I have to put a lot of time in. It keeps me balanced. Read the rest of this entry »
If seeing Ginuwine take on presenting duties at Soul Train Awards 2010 wasn’t enough, the R&B crooner is coming back on the scene with his latest single “What Could Have Been” and brand new video featuring actress Melinda Williams. This track will be featured on his new album, Elgin (his birth name), out February 14th (just in time for Valentine’s Day). Check out the video and SOUND OFF in the comments section below.
Ginuwine is Back! The R&B crooner is gearing up for his 7th studio album entitled Elgin (his first name) with the release of his first single, “What Could Have Been.” We’re thinking smash, What say you? Listen and SOUND OFF!
After overcoming his battle with depression and drug addiction, singer Ginuwine wants to assist and support others. Proving he’s more than just a handsome face, killer abs and his oh-so-sexy ballads; Ginuwine (né Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) and his wife the former rap performer Solé (Tonya Lumpkin) are lending their celebrity to increase awareness about their foundation Special People Requiring Unique Care Equally (S.P.R.U.C.E.). The foundation will serve as a residential program that provides real life skills assistance to physically and mentally challenged adults age 18 and over. Currently operating in Kansas City, Missouri; S.P.R.U.C.E.’s mission is to provide program participants skills which will lead to creating a life of normalcy, fulfillment, enrichment and rehabilitation for Missourians with mental illness and development disabilities
Ginuwine has rebounded from bouts of depression, drug addiction and several suicide attempts stemming from losing both parents in 2000—his father to suicide and mother from cancer. For more information about S.P.R.U.C.E. foundation events or to donate log on to www.sprucekc.com.