While many once-great R&B groups has come ill fated, Tyrese Gibson keeps his spirit high by forming a group with buddies Ginuwine and Tank. Not taking too much trouble naming the group the trio simply employ TGT, an abbreviation of Tyrese-Ginuwine-Tank.
"Imagine us putting all three of our worlds together for the ultimate R&B fan experience," Tyrese said during a phone interview. "Me, Tank and Ginuwine been talking about this forever. The reason why this makes sense is that besides all of us being R&B singers, we're all good friends. In this industry, you can't have a real conversation with a lot of people. It almost feels like you're having a conversation with somebody famous, instead of having a real conversation. Every time I see Tank, every time I see Ginuwine, we all had good energy regardless."
Emphazing on the 'brotherhood' the other two also made their comment. "We've all known each other for over 10-plus years, so it wasn't heavy on the brain," said Tank. "It was like, 'Cool, let's do it.' " Genuwine meanwhile said, "Tyrese is my boy. Tank is my boy. I'm the first artist he's ever been on the road with. We go all the way back to 'Pony.' He was my background singer on my tour. Tyrese was my best man at my wedding. Needless to say, we are all close. I always wanted to experience the group thing."
There is one ultimate reason for this forming. The boys are concerned about the declining of R&B so they feel that this is the perfect time to give it a re-shakeup. There is only one big problem. They haven't landed any choice on label since they are currently signed to three different labels. "Now you're talking about three labels, three R&B artists, it's gonna be situation," Ginuwine stated.
Despite the problem Ty is confident that they can work it out. "That's just the truth. How is it gonna happen? I don't know. I think when anything makes sense, you figure out a way to work it out." Ginuwine added, "I'm the one in the group that's trying to dot all the I's and cross all the T's. If all goes well, we should be in the studio in September."
Apart from the label, the group has a rough idea of whom they will tap as producers. The not so surprising names are circling on R. Kelly, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Tim & Bob, The Underdogs, Rodney Jerkins and Bryan-Michael Cox. For a start they will do a remix of Tank's "Please Don't Go". Tyrese has done his part and Genuwine will follow after. The complete record is hopefully be done by September and followed by Shirts Off Tour in November.