Three Kings

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In 2007, Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank -- singers who have well over a dozen Top Ten R&B albums between them -- worked on a remix of Tank's "Please Don't Go" and then appeared on a Slim Thug track. Restrictive industry logistics prevented the group from moving forward. Several years later, the trio signed with Atlantic to make the satisfactory Three Kings, an hourlong affair that doesn't deviate much from any of the men's recent solo work. They're mature enough to admit imperfections and plead for forgiveness, yet they're not above being as over-the-top salacious as singers half their age. Tank is the most accomplished songwriter of the three -- he penned "One" for Tyrese...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In 2007, Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank -- singers who have well over a dozen Top Ten R&B albums between them -- worked on a remix of Tank's "Please Don't Go" and then appeared on a Slim Thug track. Restrictive industry logistics prevented the group from moving forward. Several years later, the trio signed with Atlantic to make the satisfactory Three Kings, an hourlong affair that doesn't deviate much from any of the men's recent solo work. They're mature enough to admit imperfections and plead for forgiveness, yet they're not above being as over-the-top salacious as singers half their age. Tank is the most accomplished songwriter of the three -- he penned "One" for Tyrese and "Heaven" for Ginuwine -- so it's unsurprising that he contributed the most to the songwriting process. He either wrote or co-wrote eight of the songs, while Ginuwine took part in four songs and Tyrese had a hand in two -- four if interludes are counted. The most notable aspect of the album is that it was released by an R&B group. A close second is that it required well over 20 additional songwriters -- north of 30 if sample credits are factored in -- to be made. It's heavy on slow jams and ballads, drawing from elder leaders of the form, such as the Isley Brothers, Roger Troutman, and R. Kelly. Some of the songs are as strong as anything from the members' 2010s solo work, but not much truly stands out. Opener "Take It Wrong," for instance, resembles a rewrite of Chris Brown's "Take My Time" (which happened to feature Tank in a non-writing role). The Tank-led "Explode" slithers like his "Compliments," but it's nonetheless a highlight, as are "I Need" and "Next Time Around" -- songs where the trio members sound like they weren't thrown together merely for the sake of standing out in a field that consists almost exclusively of solo artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678683916
  • Catalog Number: 536421
  • Sales rank: 9,810

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take It Wrong (4:23)
  2. 2 No Fun (4:00)
  3. 3 Sex Never Felt Better (4:10)
  4. 4 I Need (4:32)
  5. 5 Next Time Around (3:47)
  6. 6 Interlude (1:00)
  7. 7 Hurry (3:19)
  8. 8 Weekend Love (3:56)
  9. 9 Lessons In Love (3:53)
  10. 10 Interlude (1:05)
  11. 11 Explode (3:52)
  12. 12 Fyh (4:09)
  13. 13 Omg (3:57)
  14. 14 Running Back (4:44)
  15. 15 Burn Out (3:41)
  16. 16 Tearing It Down (4:22)
  17. 17 Our House (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
TGT Primary Artist
Andrew Hey Guitar
Agape Jerry Guitar
Javad Day Keyboards
Miguel Jiminez Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Luther Campbell Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
Marcus James Composer
Tim Kelley Composer
Damon Thomas Composer, Producer
Eric Dawkins Composer
Ginuwine Executive Producer
David Kutch Mastering
Andre Young Composer
Elgin Lumpkin Composer
Harvey Mason Jr. Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Tyrese Executive Producer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Ricardo Brown Composer
Andrew Hey Composer, Engineer
Steve Jordan Composer
Serge Tsai Engineer
Robert Newt Composer
Richard Furch Engineer
Nathaniel Hale Composer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Producer
Michael Daley Basic Track
Michael "Blue" Williams Management
Ashaunna Ayars Marketing
Mark Obriski Art Direction
Marcus Hodge Producer
Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver Composer
Tim & Bob Producer
Carolyn Tracey Package Production
David Boyd Engineer, Basic Track
Mansur Zafr drum programming
Dominique Logan Composer, Producer
Darius Logan Composer, Producer
Aaron Sledge Composer
Lonny Bereal Composer
Javad Day Composer, Producer
Tyrese Gibson Composer, Producer
Jaha Johnson Management
Devin Resnover Composer
Brandon Hodge Composer, Instrumentation
The Underdogs Producer, Instrumentation
James "J-Doe" Smith Composer
Michael Harris Composer
Isabella Castro Management
Bob Robinson Composer
Javonte Pollard Composer
Kenyon Dixon Composer
Lakeisha Orange Management
Jay Valentine Composer
Jason Marin Composer
Fabbien Nahouwou Producer
Eric Dennison Engineer
Don City Composer
Asaleane Elliott Composer
Warren Griffin Composer
Rich Finch Composer
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