“I’m not some dumb ass celebrity out here,” said Tyrese when asked about his career choices. He told us that although he didn’t graduate from college he has learned to take full advantage of his America. We can’t deny that from his hit records, New York’s best selling books, and his intense acting career.
Tyrese is known for his social media interaction and inspirational videos that he posts daily to his followers. When asked why he felt the need to push positive messages he responded with saying “I think people are addicted to likes” and explained that he is addicted to inspiring people.
Black Rose is his biggest project yet, not only is it his final album, but there will also be a short film, audio book, documentary and novel to complete the entire project. Tyrese seems to be putting everything he has into this project to show the world who he really is.
“Dumb shit,” featuring Snoop Dogg is his first single from the album. The song is about a man who can’t seem to do right by his women because he keeps cheating on her. “I be doing dumb shit and I am ashamed of it, but I’ll be waiting on you, because your love in unbelievable,” said Tyrese as he explained what will be the next singles to be released in that order, clever right?
The short film titled “Shame” stars him and Jennifer Hudson as a married couple based back in 1968. Tyrese explained that his role is of a struggling soul singer who is abusive, and addicted to cocaine and alcohol. He told us that he is channeling Ike Turner, Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass all in one.
“I’ve never struggled this much to record an album ever in my life…it’s my most honest album, it’s my most uncomfortable album” says Tyrese to describe the process of creating the album.
He talked about how God sent him an “email” (vision) letting him know he needed to record this album in Arizona so he packed up 19 of his best producers, writers, and musical muses and drove them from LA to Arizona to record the project.
34 days, 19 people, and 146 records later Black Rose came to life. This will be a double album with one side consisting of R&B and the other of rap. Tyrese told us that this album is so honest that he might be embarrassed about it. He also compared this album to Ushers Confessions album.
Last album you ask? But why? Tyrese expressed now that his life is changing as he has gained legal joint custody of his daughter Shayla, who is 7. He stressed that if he has to leave the house that it needs to be for a very important reason because he has a daughter to raise. And we all know that girls need their fathers.
“Everybody is working hard to show you how unaffected they are , I don't need you I got my own money...Everybody wants to sell you on how much they don't love you, how much they don't need you,” says Tyrese when he talks about the state of music now.
He stressed that artists now are not making real music this is why Black Rose is going to be so successful. I know that as a fan of his music that his honesty is something I have been waiting for because that makes the best music.
Now, we all need to sit back and get ready to enter the “Black Rose Universe” that Tyrese has created for us. All projects will be dropping on July 7 , 2015 for the public.
“I don’t talk I make moves”, says Tyrese and we are seeing those moves being made.