My extended hand was kindly ignored as R&B singer Tank went for a hug instead of a formal handshake. Even though he was bundled up against the frigid New York temperatures, Tank’s chiseled frame was not hard to detect underneath all those layers.

His fourth studio album “Now or Never” dropped earlier in the day and in less than an hour he would be taking the stage at SOB’s nightclub after an opening performance by Kandi Burruss, whose new solo album was also on its first day of sales.

Animated, happy and very funny (he could have his on television show), Tank sat down with Madame Noire to talk about his new album, whether or not he listens to his own music during sex and why you don’t often see male R &B artists hanging out together.

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