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Tank Soul Train Performance Rehearsal 360 | Soul Train Awards

September 6, 2019


[indistinct chatter] [drums playing] Performing live is spiritual. [music playing] ♪ I like it when you lose ♪ ♪ I like it when you go ♪ ♪ I could be aggressive ♪ ♪ I could be a savage ♪ ♪ I just need your blessing ♪ ♪ Say that I can have it yeah ♪ Offsite rehearsal is kinda just
to fine tune the individual elements before it all comes together. Working with Adam Blackstone
is incredible. He’s a guy who speaks
the same language I speak. You know what I mean?
We all just church kids. You know what I mean?
Out here doing a little R&B every now and then. But, you know, he’s a professional… Through and through. [singing] [piano playing] [singing] We didn’t have to go
back and forth at all about the arrangement. Soon as he sent me the arrangement
that he and the band made, I was like “Cool, I’ll see you Saturday.” [music playing] Yeah. ♪ When I take off my clothes ♪ ♪ When I take off my, take off my ♪ [music playing] ♪ I like it when you go there ♪ ♪ I like it when you ♪ ♪ I like that you don’t play fair ♪ [music playing] You know, this song has kinda
taken on a life of its own in terms of the dance community. So, you know, I reached out
to a young lady by the name of Aliyah, whose video just went completely viral and sent this song spiraling
in an entirely different direction and I said I wanna use
your choreography for Soul Train
like “Let’s get it!” [singing] When I choreograph to music,
I listen to the lyrics, number one, ’cause I need the movement to make sense
with the lyrics. I also listen to how he’s singing it,
like where would I put myself, where would I really be playing this song
in real life? [music playing] ♪ I could be aggressive ♪ ♪ I could be a savage ♪ ♪ I just need your blessing ♪ ♪ Say that I can have it yeah ♪ [music playing] The really important thing
about this show is, you know, it’s all camera angles. You know what I mean? It’s the swooping crane,
it’s the steady cam, It’s the still camera, you know,
when they’re back… And so, you know, ultimately
you have to put yourself and your performance
in the best position for those cameras to allow you
to shine the right way. So your performance comes off,
you know, the right way. We would start in a diagonal
for this really great affect, just for staging purposes
and then we’ll just be in the middle. You know, everything is all my idea. You know, that’s normally how this works. See, Soul Train steals a lot from me,
you know, the directors and the principles
who are in charge of this, you know, I just kinda run
off the top of my head, you know, red piano and then Jessie’s like
“Oh my God, we should get a red piano!” I was like “I just said that.”
But it’s fine, they can take my credit. It’s all good, happens all the time. But no, Jessie’s dope, he said
“There’s a red piano, I’m telling you right now, it’s around
and it’ll be dope for you to perform on.” And, you know,
we just kinda went back and forth about the staging
and putting it together but ultimately what happens is
once you get here and get on the stage, you know, that’s when
you can kinda totally figure out what the magic is gonna be. [music playing] Now that I’ve completed
my second rehearsal on stage, I can go back to the room,
watch some football and just relax and enjoy the night before it all gets crazy tomorrow. Ladies, keep your legs closed together… ‘Cause this Tank
will blow your bunker to bits. [crowd cheering] Ladies and Gentlemen, Tank! ♪ Please don’t go ♪ ♪ Please ♪ ♪ When we ♪ ♪ When we ♪ ♪ When we ♪ Soul Train Awards, can I get comfortable? [music playing] ♪ I like it when you lose ♪ ♪ I like it when you go there ♪ ♪ I like the way you use ♪ ♪ I like that you don’t play fair ♪ I said we gon’ get comfortable! [music playing] ♪ Face down, act up ♪ ♪ Back, back, back it up ♪ ♪ Lemme get both of them legs yeah ♪ ♪ And put ’em both behind your head ♪ ♪ Things is getting deep, deep
Up in there ♪ ♪ I feel your legs
Gettin’ weak up in there ♪ ♪ Face full of that ♪ ♪ I’m close baby don’t push me
This is how it always should be when ♪ ♪ When we ♪ Your energy is like incredible. Seemed like the crowd loved it. They responded to the things
that we wanted them to respond to. And we wanted to make it again
but we’re so grateful. Crazy, crazy, it was crazy. I was trying to keep it sexy
and it just went to a whole other… I started growling like we was in church,
the Lord wouldn’t be pleased if we… You give it all you got,
you leave it out there, you walk away. And that’s why}
I gave it everything I had. [crowd cheering] [music playing]

82 Comments

  • Reply CurlyQueens TV September 19, 2018 at 4:23 am

    ๐Ÿ’™ u tank

  • Reply Kevin Prater October 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    How ironic that he used Aliya for choreography, but he was right under the real Aaliyah during her hay day.

  • Reply Gerda J. October 4, 2018 at 4:24 am

    5:50 So mf fine with that wink

  • Reply Beautyfull Hearts October 9, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Zena!!!! โ˜บ๏ธ…never too far behind her King…she shows up on sets faithfully ๐Ÿ˜… ..thatโ€™s wassup!!!

  • Reply Neisha Monee November 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    He is so sexy and funny. โค๏ธ

  • Reply James Brown November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    King and queen husband and wife I'm for it yaazzzz I love tank from the 2000's to others ad-libs to now.

  • Reply B Brown November 12, 2018 at 2:51 am

    DL

  • Reply Angela Karolina November 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    ALIYA!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  • Reply DeAndra Rachels November 22, 2018 at 1:30 am

    This the only older gentlemen that makes me feel some type of way ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค

  • Reply ConcreteRoseK November 25, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Daddy

  • Reply Kamahari Ma November 25, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    The audience was sleepin on his performance. Guess they werenโ€™t ready

  • Reply Timothy Keys November 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Catch me I'm weak

  • Reply Teresa Checo November 27, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Ay ay ay !!!

  • Reply Ima KeepItReal November 27, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Oh my…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply M. James November 27, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    1:16 that transition ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Reply Ashley November 27, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Tank gotta be 50 with the body of a 30 year old…lawd

  • Reply Marsha Creary November 28, 2018 at 1:31 am

    4:47–4:57 What did she say?

  • Reply Pacha 4sure November 28, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Tank is the Beast…plz guyz subscribe on ma Channel plzzz

  • Reply T M November 28, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Tank had me mad at him for a long time when i saw that movie pk

  • Reply SAM Khan November 28, 2018 at 10:10 am

    ,wod

  • Reply esoteric ties November 28, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    He can't sing

  • Reply LilTexasBrandy UnleashedWitch November 28, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    thanks y'all for the rise I needed this๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘…

  • Reply Ellen Smith November 28, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    JAMIE FOXX WAS HITTING TANK #SS.

  • Reply ITALIAN SISTER November 28, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    He have that Marvin Gaye….. Tank sex-appeal.. lordy lordy making my mouth water๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’ฆ_ it's a Man up there on that stage"

  • Reply Siante Love November 29, 2018 at 12:17 am

    I think he would be amazing as Marvin Gaye if they ever decide to do a biopic on him.

  • Reply Elizabeth Noisette November 29, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Tank need to sing gospel

  • Reply BRWNSKN November 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    That's too much.

  • Reply kae marie November 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Aliyah janelle my bitchhhhh!!!!

  • Reply Miguel Kelly November 30, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Thumbnail ain't gotta be like that
    He better put a him-top on or something

  • Reply SONYA LOVEST November 30, 2018 at 1:40 am

    DEADASS NICE ADS BUNS!!!๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š

  • Reply QueOnda 123 November 30, 2018 at 4:39 am

    I'm so wet and I'm vaginaless…

  • Reply bondsl86 November 30, 2018 at 6:03 am

    He has a nice ass๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Lil Vince November 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I like how he just sing as he walk and don't care cause im a singer and i sing everywhere too…that shows me I'm not a weirdo lol

  • Reply quay nobles November 30, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Tank is just too fine for words

  • Reply Marion Lewis November 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Omg that's my shit, hope he really sing it

  • Reply Victoria Norwood November 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Man o man ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ tank just so fine who agrees

  • Reply Danielle Joseph December 1, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Of course I couldn't miss TANK

    But what was with that WINK from that guy at 5:51??๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Aledra Renee' December 1, 2018 at 10:49 am

    That damn tank..LAWD! Aliya J and the girls (bomb) I see Future BAbymomma still dancing with her….

  • Reply TRICIA BROWN December 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I love he reached out to Aliyah and her girls

  • Reply Shelly Simpson December 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Aaliyah j yesssss I always new she will be on TV. … My dancing soul sis โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโ„๏ธ

  • Reply Honest000w December 1, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Boy put ya clothes on lol make rnb singers are the best entertainers.

  • Reply kiki pop December 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I want to see the full performance! Smfh!

  • Reply Doney Garner December 3, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Tank is hilarious and dope af!

  • Reply Miss Nveฤ“ December 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    He should've kept it sexy, classy, left his shirt on and let his vocals allow us to use our imaginations. . .

  • Reply Billie Jean Boone & Fernando Boone TAROT Smith December 11, 2018 at 3:25 am

    THANK YOU TANK FOR MY GIRL DANCING IN YOUR PERFORMANCES I DONT LIKE PEOPLE DOWNING HER

  • Reply IBIA DIAMOND December 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Whereโ€™s Genuwine ?

  • Reply ALEXIS December 14, 2018 at 8:41 am

    ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

  • Reply Billie Jean Boone & Fernando Boone TAROT Smith December 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

    TAROT!

  • Reply Billie Jean Boone & Fernando Boone TAROT Smith December 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

    (TAROT)

  • Reply lakendra biggins December 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    At 1:00 ๐Ÿ• Tank is so freaking sexy!!!๐Ÿ’‹

  • Reply lakendra biggins December 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Wait min .. he just sexy all the way .. PERIODT!!

  • Reply Jamye Cooley December 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    @5:55 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ lala and… her man? I think?

  • Reply Black Daddy January 8, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Okay if he was a regular Joe on the street yall would not be saying all these comments…yall only think peeps look good when they are rich.

    He don't look good…he sounds terrible.

  • Reply Forever Amorie January 8, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    yess Aliyah๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜! but sheesh tankkkk๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅต

  • Reply Zandile January 27, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Aliya ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

  • Reply Larri Lindsey January 28, 2019 at 3:43 am

    This only makes me want to go to the gym. Im fina get my tank on for 2019. My lady will be pleased.๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Kutzzz February 2, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Heโ€™ll never have a bigger song. Unfortunately his career is over ๐Ÿคซ

  • Reply Kutzzz February 2, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Smh.. Shut it down Tank

  • Reply perdedoronline February 2, 2019 at 6:23 am

    A full band. I'd get chills!

  • Reply Dennis Nesbitt February 7, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Want to work with him one day ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค

  • Reply Marjarie Skinner February 10, 2019 at 6:15 am

    He doesnt get much recognition…but he is very talented and fine…

  • Reply Tawwy __ February 18, 2019 at 2:41 am

    When you peep lala in the beginning lmao

  • Reply Lateria King March 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    We gone sentence him to a year of grey sweatpants w/ no draws on for a year… for violating his probation with KINGS COURT ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    #queenscourt #tsmadisonandkhia ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Reply GORGEOUSBAEBEAUTY March 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Love tankkkkk songgsss

  • Reply GORGEOUSBAEBEAUTY March 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Yessss aliya๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Enheritance Derrico March 19, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Tanks got the hits! Heโ€™s a great artist โค๏ธ & those girls killed it! Aaliyah Janelle did that! ๐Ÿ’•

  • Reply Queen Freeman March 29, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Joie chavis!!!

  • Reply CaliD0LL April 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Trying to keep it sexy???? My dude I think you sent all those women into a fantasy theyโ€™ll always remember! And Aliya and her dancers just AMPT UP that sexual energy!!

  • Reply Butterfly April 15, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Tank a freak and so am I ๐Ÿ™ƒ but he has a great voice no autotune needed shoutout to real R & B๐ŸŒฌโค๏ธ

  • Reply Jay_ queen of dance April 19, 2019 at 2:33 am

    ALIYAH!!!!!! ARYAN!!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Reply Joy Ferg April 21, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Got me holding my breath when I'm asthmatic ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ’™

  • Reply Dina Tesfaye April 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    He is so underrated omg I love him so talented!!!

  • Reply Airton Silva May 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    What is the name of this lightning rod producer in 00; 55 minutes?

  • Reply Sheena Perez May 31, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Jesus..๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜ซ

  • Reply Darin Campbell June 4, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Sexy aamf! On the real!!!!

  • Reply ra werbata June 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    ow lord that man is fine….

  • Reply Su Stuart June 20, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I love โ€œthe lord wouldnโ€™t be pleasedโ€ but the audience was

  • Reply Mad Lib June 24, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Is that joie??

  • Reply Iyanah Pryor June 25, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Anybody else seen Aliyah Janell

  • Reply Denisse Sancho July 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    He has a greAt body mmmm

  • Reply DSVsu KTH July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Nice one! Here is an artist way underrated, artist too, check any of his tracks. ยงThey simply will blow your mind. He just never had a US release other than that top hits in many countries https://youtu.be/TDexDHnfEEU

  • Reply Bello,Bello Bello Bello July 30, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Dam tank can get it ANYTIME, anywhere,…. the man is so beautiful and sexy and handsome and sexy and dame my legs are open for tank.

  • Reply Leona Tries August 10, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Lala!!!!๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜‚

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