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R&B Money Podcast is hosted by the Legendary Grammy Award winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer TANK and his business partner multi-platinum songwriter & executive J. Valentine.

This podcast is for the super dedicated R&B fans, covering everything from Keith Sweat to Pink Sweat$. R&B Money has created a fly space for artist & executives in the game to reminisce, with exceptional compelling story telling and a place of discovery for the fans.
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Andra Day

Andra Day

2024-04-1701:35:28

On this week's episode of The R&B Money podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the multi-talented singer, writer, actress, ballerina, and all around vibe, Andra Day. From her humble beginnings in Southeast San Diego to winning a Golden Globe for her captivating portrayal of Billie Holiday, Andra shares her incredible journey of perseverance and artistry. Tune in as they discuss the power of music, the importance of owning your narrative, and Andra's highly anticipated sophomore album, 'Cassandra'. Get ready for an inspiring conversation filled with laughter, wisdom, and a whole lot of R&B money!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian Alexander Morgan

Brian Alexander Morgan

2024-04-1001:20:011

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the legendary 100 percenter, writer and producer, Brian Alexander Morgan. Hailing from Wichita, Kansas, Morgan's musical journey took him from the Midwest to Sacramento and ultimately to the heights of the R&B world. Over his illustrious career, Morgan has worked with R&B royalty, including SWV, with whom he crafted numerous hits like "Weak," "Right Here/Human Nature," and "Rain." He's also collaborated with luminaries such as Chante Moore, Usher, and Charlie Wilson. Morgan shares captivating stories about his rise in the industry, from getting his start with Jay King and Club Nouveau to becoming one of the most in-demand writer/producers of the 90s. Tune in for an engrossing conversation as Morgan reflects on the life-changing moments, challenges overcome, and indelible music he's created while leaving his mark on the R&B landscape. Brian Alexander Morgan is Now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lydia Asrat

Lydia Asrat

2024-04-0301:35:09

This week on The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the multi-hyphenate Lydia Asrat. From her early beginnings in the Bay Area to her rise as a force in the music industry, Lydia shares her inspiring journey of perseverance and passion. Growing up in an Ethiopian household, Lydia's love for music was evident from a young age. She recounts the pivotal moments that shaped her path, from declining a life-changing opportunity at 14 to navigating her way through college at LMU while pursuing her dreams. Lydia takes us behind the scenes of her internships and work with high-profile artists, sharing the invaluable lessons she learned along the way. She also emphasizes the importance of representation and empowering the next generation of Black women in the music industry, drawing inspiration from mentors like Ethiopia Habtemariam. Tank and J Valentine celebrate Lydia's achievements and the impact she continues to make in the industry. They also take a moment to recognize the countless Black women who have paved the way and continue to be the backbone of the music business. Lydia Asrat is Now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

2024-03-2701:39:18

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome prodigy super-producer Brian Kennedy. Journey with them as they dive into Brian's remarkable story, from his humble beginnings in Kansas City to becoming a hitmaker for some of the biggest names in music. Brian shares candid tales of his early days playing piano in church, honing his craft, and hustling his way into the industry. He reflects on how his unwavering passion and unique approach to music led him to work with legendary artists like Rihanna, crafting chart-topping hits that have left an indelible mark on the music landscape. But beyond the glitz and glamour, Brian opens up about his personal struggles with health issues and how they reshaped his perspective on life and music. He discusses the importance of self-care, the power of resilience, and his mission to use his platform to inspire and educate others about preventive healthcare.  Brian Kennedy is in the building Now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius

2024-03-2001:26:49

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the unparalleled Marsha Ambrosius. The talented singer-songwriter opens up about her incredible musical journey, from her early days crushing on a McDonald's employee in London to working with legends like Michael Jackson and Dr. Dre. Marsha shares intimate details about the creative process behind some of her most iconic songs, including "Say Yes" and "Butterflies." She also discusses the challenges of being a Black woman in the music industry and the importance of maintaining artistic integrity in the face of a rapidly changing landscape. Tune in for an unforgettable conversation filled with laughter, wisdom, and a sneak peek at what Marsha has in store for her fans this summer. Marsha Ambrosius is Now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine give you a special sneak peek behind the scenes of the R&B Money Tour featuring Keri Hilson, Carl Thomas, and Tank himself.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mad Skillz

Mad Skillz

2024-03-0601:26:32

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the multitalented Mad Skillz. Skillz takes us through his legendary journey that spans from meeting Q-Tip, becoming a geographical member of the Native Tongue Family, shaking Timbaland's hand and becoming Missy Elliott's hype man. Not to mention secretly and not so secretly penning some of the illest bars in the game. From his early days as a battle rapper in Richmond, Virginia, to his iconic "Rap Up" series that recapped each year's events in rhyme, Mad Skillz has left an indelible mark on hip-hop culture. He's collaborated with the likes of Will Smith, Diddy, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, and even served as a ghostwriter for some of the industry's biggest names. With his witty wordplay and undeniable flow, Mad Skillz continues to inspire and influence aspiring MCs worldwide. Mad Skillz is in the building! Now on The R&B Money Podcast.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mario

Mario

2024-02-2801:30:42

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the legendary Mario. They discuss Mario's early days winning talent shows in Baltimore and how music took him to New Jersey as a teenager. Mario shares memories of the excitement and nerves he felt meeting Clive Davis. How did a chance encounter lead to Mario's big break? Tune in to find out, as Mario traces his journey to fame, reflects on the pressures of childhood stardom, and explains how he found his way through dark times. With no shortage of funny and unbelievable stories, it's a candid, eye-opening conversation years in the making.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine recap the 2024 Grammys, Super BowlLVIII, and Usher's Super Bowl Halftime performance. They jump into the highlights of the music industry's biggest night, discussing the surprises, snubs, and standout moments. The duo also breaks down the Super Bowl's impact on the culture and the mesmerizing spectacle that was Usher's halftime show!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Donnie Scantz

Donnie Scantz

2024-02-1401:42:55

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine chop it up with visionary writer, producer, and engineer Donnie Scantz, one of the musical masterminds behind Aaliyah's "I Don't Wanna" and Ludacris's "Pimpin All Over the World." We get the origin story of Scantz straight from Houston, as the prodigy recounts hustling his way through school cranking out beats, chasing glory days in 1990s Atlanta, and maneuvering his come-up among the Noontime elite. From sleeping 5-to-1 in pursuit of his Aaliyah dream to serendipitously encountering Keri Hilson earlier in her career, Scantz releases crazy tales of risking it all in a state of emergency. Barely missing a credit on Usher's smash "Yeah" while paying life-changing dues that prepared him to later mentor so many in this game. This rare ride rivals movies in the uncensored chronicle of R&B history you simply need to experience. Donnie Scantz is now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tameka Foster Raymond

Tameka Foster Raymond

2024-02-0701:21:25

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the Styling Icon, Tameka Foster Raymond for an illuminating conversation about her renowned career. With a client list boasting Usher, Mary J. Blige, Monica, Tank, Ginuwine, Jazmine Sullivan, Anthony Hamilton and many more, Tameka gives priceless insight into collaborating with artists at the highest level to craft their image and brand. She also pulls back the curtain on the gritty business side of thriving as an elite stylist.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kenyon Dixon

Kenyon Dixon

2024-01-3101:34:40

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine sit down with acclaimed R&B artist and songwriter Kenyon Dixon. They dive into Kenyon's musical journey, from singing in church as a kid to touring with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Kirk Franklin. Kenyon shares stories about collaborating with artists like Tyrese, YG, and others early in his career. The fellas talk about Kenyon's songwriting, his approach to crafting songs people connect deeply with, and his mission to advocate for real R&B music. They discuss the ups and downs of the music business, lessons learned from difficult record deals, and the hard work required to sustain success as an artist. With 9 albums under his belt, Kenyon has certainly put in that work and it shows. His latest release, The R&B You Love, embodies his goal to recreate the feeling of classic R&B tracks we all know and love.  Enjoy Kenyon Dixon now on The R&B Money Podcast   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Case

Case

2024-01-2401:26:53

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the phenomenal and legendary Case. They take a nostalgic walk down memory lane, discussing Case's incredible career from his early days working with mentors like Al B Sure to his chart-topping collaborations with Joe. Case opens up about the business side of the 1990s music industry and his struggles as an R&B singer on a hip hop label, giving rare insight into the process of making an album and the politics behind which singles got released as videos or on soundtracks. Case is in the building! Now on The R&B Money Podcast   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
MyGuyMars

MyGuyMars

2024-01-1701:42:38

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the incomparable writer/producer/multi-instrumentalist MyGuyMars. They discuss Mars's musical journey, from playing instruments in church at a young age to producing major hits like "Take You Down." Mars shares stories about collaborating with artists like Nipsey Hussle and T.I. He also talks about having creative differences in the studio and when it's best to speak up versus stay quiet. Overall it's an insightful conversation about the realities of the music business and Mars's unique perspective as someone who's adept at playing many roles, from producer to songwriter to DJ. Enjoy MyGuyMars now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
R&B Money: K-Ci Hailey

R&B Money: K-Ci Hailey

2024-01-1301:19:031

The Black Effect Presents... R&B Money! This week on The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine journey into the mesmerizing world of R&B legend K-Ci Hailey of Jodeci. Emerging from the gospel quartet tradition, K-Ci's saga is a vibrant tapestry of resilience, artistic prowess, and inherent talent. He takes us back to his early days competing with another powerhouse vocalist from Baltimore, and the transformative moment he recognized his destiny as a singer. K-Ci also unearths the thrill of live performances, the compelling rivalry that fuels the music industry, and the nuanced decisions that construct successful concerts. With enduring classics like "Forever My Lady", “Stay”,  “Come and Talk to Me” and an infinite catalogue of hits, K-Ci’s  influence on R&B is immeasurable. But with hints of thrilling future collaborations, his story is still unfolding. Join Tank and J as they jump into the fascinating story of K-Ci Hailey, a true R&B icon, on this mesmerizing episode of The R&B Money Podcast.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fridayy

Fridayy

2024-01-1001:36:52

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome mega-talent Fridayy. Raised in a musical family in Philadelphia, Fridayy was a self-taught multi-instrumentalist singing in church choirs by age 10. His early musical influences ranged from gospel artists to R&B stars like Boyz II Men and Jamie Foxx. Fridayy began writing his own songs and producing beats as a young teen. While trying to establish himself as an artist, he started working professionally as a songwriter. A few years ago he landed a publishing deal, connecting him to more writing opportunities. His big breakthrough came in 2022 with the smash single “God Did” featuring DJ Khaled, Jay-Z and John Legend. The inspirational track shot to number one, earning Fridayy global attention. He soon signed with Def Jam and released his Fridayy's humble beginnings, self-taught musical process and unwavering faith carried him through years of hard work to achieve his destiny. Despite only a few TV performances to date, Fridayy’s powerful voice and vulnerable songwriting make him a next-level talent able to connect with a massive audience. With a steadfast commitment to his craft, and determination to let his art shine regardless of genre limitations, ultimately Fridayy’s is a story of manifesting dreams through dedication and belief. Enjoy Fridayy now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
OT Genasis

OT Genasis

2024-01-0301:25:00

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome OT Genasis for a raw, unadorned conversation. The Long Beach, California native reflects on his challenging upbringing trying to navigate school and street life. Genasis moved from school to school, searching for something more. He found it in faith and in the pulse of his own music. He speaks of early days, the kind filled with gritty studio sessions and electric shows, and how Busta Rhymes played a part in his rise. Hits like “CoCo” emerged, bringing fame, tours, and Vegas residencies. Big names, Beyoncé, Floyd Mayweather, they noticed. It’s a journey of authenticity, of staying grounded amidst life's storms. The talk wanders, not just about music, but about life's realness. The bond between Tank, J Valentine, and OT is clear, as if forged in simplicity and truth. Enjoy OT Genasis Now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kenny Burns

Kenny Burns

2023-12-2701:22:04

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome long-time music tastemaker Kenny Burns for drinks, laughs and scoop on his storied career. Tracing his journey from scrappy club promoter in DC to executive roles at Motown and beyond, Burns reflects on pivotal lessons in shepherding talent like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and Monica early on. With humor and candor, he contemplates the ever-changing nature of music culture and hip hop’s loss of “heart” today, while considering R&B’s resurgence. Burns also shares hard-won wisdom on aligning with one’s authentic self and purpose in order to uplift community beyond fame and fortune.   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jozzy

Jozzy

2023-12-2001:31:23

This week on The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome the phenomenal Jozzy. Growing up in Memphis, Jozzy got her start songwriting by working with local rappers and producers. She then connected with producer Wiz, who brought her to Miami to write hooks and songs with artists like Lil Wayne, Rocko, and Young Joc visiting the studio. While in Miami, Jozzy also began working with producer Polow da Don, landing placements like Fergie's “Milf Money.” She later collaborated with Chris Brown, co-writing the song “Discover” on his album Royalty. Jozzy also spent formative time living and writing at Missy Elliott’s house in New Jersey during this period. Constantly surrounding herself with established industry veterans, Jozzy soaked up knowledge from the likes of Timbaland and Missy while strategically putting herself in rooms to grow as a songwriter. From Memphis to Miami to LA, it’s clear Jozzy put in the work early on to become the phenomenal songwriter she is today - even co-writing one of the biggest hit songs in recent years. Enjoy Jozzy on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mitchell Jones & Karl Reid

Mitchell Jones & Karl Reid

2023-12-1301:25:02

On this week's episode of The R&B Money Podcast, Tank and J Valentine welcome Mitchell Jones and Karl Reid of Commissioned to discuss the group's origins, musical influences, impact on R&B, and share stories from throughout their acclaimed career. Touching on Commissioned's beginnings singing gospel music in Detroit, Mitchell and Karl explain how they incorporated R&B stylings to reach wider audiences beyond the church. We learn about the songwriting and production behind hits like "Ordinary," "Running Back to You," and "Hold Me," along with the group's drive to bring new production value to gospel performances. Tank and J express appreciation for how Commissioned's artistry and harmonies laid foundations for 90s R&B stars and influenced generations of singers. Mitchell and Karl share funny memories from early struggles trying to break through and crazy times on the road.   It's clear these gospel pioneers made their mark through hard work, innovative sounds, and a passion to spread love through music. Their living legacy can be heard in so many popular artists today. Enjoy Commissioned now on The R&B Money Podcast!   Extended Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RnBMoneyPodcast Follow The Podcast: Tank: @therealtank   J Valentine: @JValentine Podcast: @RnbMoneyPodcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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N Tomlin

favorite show!! thanks for bringing the fans inside the kitchen. great content and insight from 2 icons!

May 26th
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Cynthia Reed

this was so freaking hilarious

May 23rd
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N Tomlin

great show!!! amazing stories and entertaining

Dec 15th
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