Don’t count R&B out just yet! Lately singer Miguel has been talking about how R&B has become less of a movement and more of a stereotype, but now it’s Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank who are hoping to bring back the soulful “realness” to the genre by forming the supergroup, TGT. It sort of follows in the footsteps of the 1990s group LSG that came together with Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, and Johnny Gill (remember? “My body’s all over your body baby…” Throwback!). TGT just inked a deal with Atlantic Records and it looks like we’ll be hearing some new music very soon.
Recently, the guys released a behind-the-scenes video of them working out, performing, and rehearsing, showing fans just how serious they are about this new project. They say that they are ready to make some magic by blending all of their talent to create some grown folks music:
Tank: TGT is a lifestyle. It’s about bringing that real thing back. Real men. Real singing. Real love. Anything associated with the Temptations, the O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass…I can go on and on.
Tyrese: We all are powerful, individually, by ourselves. Put all of our fan [bases] and all of our energy together [and] it’s that much bigger. We’re like the R&B ‘Avengers.’[…]About three years ago three guys came together. We had a vision and an idea to be in a group and tonight made it real. We’re signing our contracts to Atlantic Records. It’s no longer a dream, it’s real.
Let me explain something to y’all. If it’s a choice for you to be #1 versus us, we don’t play fair. While you sleepin’, we’re up in here gettin’. That’s all I’m saying.[…]There’s a lot of people that don’t understand [that] we represent grown a– men that are really friends.[…]We’re gonna get it for the ladies. We’re gonna remind you why you fell in love with true R&B in the first place.”
Check out the video below: