MercyfulGrace Diaries with ‘Tyrese’ – Black Rose (2) by Àrèmúorin

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My much anticipated second smash interview with the man himself – Tyrese was a whirlwind of a surprise – cuz I was still reeling from the first. So – when the email came through for the second – it was like – errr .. Me .. sure ..’ Okay ..’ Lets go !!!

I’m not racist, or a homophobe. I know more white people than most white people :: Giggles :: – Tyrese Gibson

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Child of God – Tyrese Gibson :: Rhythm and Blues & Hollywood sensation. And yes’, you can call him, a film star, too; in the same breadth. Met up with Tyrese, again, for the second time – on invitation.

This R&B legend, is no sudden acclaim to the pop world and R&B charts. He recently, topped the US Billboard, album charts with ‘Black Rose’ :: featuring – Tyrese, Snoop, Brandy, Chrisette Michele & Tank :: released – independently on Voltron Records :: peaking for 11 Weeks, staying :: at No1.

Saving the Dying Genre ::

 

It’s time for celebration to champion R&B Music again, so often dogged the ‘dying genre’, while the likes of Robin Thick, Sam Smith and Ed Shearan, playing black music are historically – dominating the R&B /Pop Charts. It’s an old record; to time – rewound.

How can generic, home-grown, R&B lovers, fans, singers, writers and makers of this beautiful history – fiercely compete in a market; controlled and contrived with money, suits, label execs and prejudice?

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It’s actually a joke to appraise the likes of Sam Smith & Ed Shearan as innovators of black music. We think, it’s a joke – to say the least. One has to agree with Tyrese’s angle, that we need to ask questions challenging a system favouring a certain kind of artiste.

What ever happened to real music, producers and real musicians. He says we don’t need to have 11 rappers on a track to be an authentic R&B Soul artiste. Nor do we need, non black folks on the record – to be validated, worthy of main stream radio play listing.

Tyrese, laments passionately, while he applauds, the successes of Sam Smith and his contemporaries, ‘why is it a struggle, for ‘black artistes’ to get the recognition, or well deserving, radio air play, slots they deserve? Deborah Cox, he says, can hardly get a deal! Even thou, she is a great R&B vocalist. An artiste whose credit’s enlists – duets with Whitney Houston on Whitney’s albums. This is a – right’s – issue, here. Not about Tyrese or Black People – solely. I don’t want to rip all the benefits. I want all the R&B community to rip all the benefits, he says.. Don’t make me sing Shame in  House and Techno – before you play my sh*t. I’m not doing that!

And there you have Deborah Cox, at the house who can’t even find a deal, even if she tried ..’ – Tyrese

 

 

 

I’m Not An Angry Black Man ::

Tyrese – makes it clear he is not bitter – contrary to the, Chinese whisper spreading in the ‘I did I not tell you that – circle, nor do I feel that way circles’ – however, overwhelmed, by the love and support, from adoring fans, for the past 3 years :: whist working on the album. This is not about Tyrese, this is about the music.

Is it plausible to wonder why major mainstream, radio stations are still not showing the same love to the generic R&B Genre, concerning black origin artistes ..’ Seems often; there has to be a watered down version of artistes degenerative work – to get some loving on mainstream radio – play lists.

Preferences, reserved to the likes of the aforementioned. Could a black origin artiste speak up – without being accused of playing the race card? “I am not a homophobe or racist. I know more white people than most white people – he chuckkles.”

In the case of Sam Smith – ‘Stay’ for Sam was played on major radio stations – while Tyrese with his own original song ‘Stay’ – same title, stayed No1 for 11 weeks – but was played, only on – urban radio stations.

“My thing is, let’s be fair man. Sam Smith. I’m a fan. I love you. Congratulations. Keep doing so well. You should be so proud that, your song, that you did, was, celebrated, heard and embraced around the world :: Had the opportunity to be celebrated and embraced around the world. All I’m after is the same opportunity to be able sing a song from my heart, and have people around the world, to hear it, embrace it, support and love it.  That’s it. I don’t want nobody else’s hits. I want my own.”

Maybe, it’s time for black folks to run their own – empires – a thing Tyrese has taken boldly, to – courting middle, eastern princes and inspiring generations to come – to think out of the box. More so, now that he has  won 50/50 custody of his daughter, he claims – this is his last album – as #fatherhood is paramount and foremost – than chasing an R&B Career.

Tyrese, claims this is a prevalent issue that we need to speak on, to benefit the whole R&B – Soul community. We don’t need to twerk, drop, or sell out – or do we? Reminds me of this old saying – ‘Your lie is wide open like my eye ..’ – Anthony Everest

 

What is your golden secret to staying so inspired over all the adversities and trials you go through?  

“You just gotta wake up and you just gotta decide that you love yourself enough to stay the course. It’s only by the grace of God, man. That – life can present it’s challenges, and you’ve got to figure out, some way, some how – to rise above it. I mean I’m always looking for the lesson, in what I go through, too. What am I supposed to learn from all this? I don’t wanna just be going through all this shit! How am I suppose to compartmentalize my emotions through all of this?

I don’t just wanna lose a friend. I don’t wanna loose a girl. I don’t wanna be in and out of court. I wanna learn something from it ..’ My mind is sharp. My emotions and my spirit are way more resilient. I’m ready to take on the world. I’m not that dude, that’s tripping on comments. They hated Martyn Luther King while he was alive!!! They did not start celebrating him, until he got assassinated; on that level.

‘Why don’t you leave. Why are you messing with us. Leave us alone. Here is the black guy showing up in town – rallying up marches – gathering the troops. Why don’t you leave us alone ..’

It’s always somebody. I’m not comparing myself with Dr King, not even remotely; cuz he’s more in so many areas. I’m just saying there is nothing comfortable about somebody talking so openly about this topic – that’s been going on, under our nose.

I don’t want to rip all the benefits. I want all the R&B community to rip the benefits. Don’t make me sing Shame as a House, and Techno version, before you play my sh*t. I’m not doing that man!”

Hateful people have a job to do ..’ – Tyrese Gibson

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MercyfulGrace Diaries with ‘Tyrese’ – Dumb Sh*t

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Tyrese GIbson, is famously known, for his coca-cola add campaign, singing, a one third member, of the Hot R&B group – ‘TGT’ signed to Atlantic records, and for playing – ‘Roman Pierce’, in FURIOUS 7.

Thoroughly surprised, when the email, saying ‘Yes’ – Tyrese will be interviewed by MercyfulGrace came through. First Thoughts were let me adjust, my seat, and prop up the cushions, in case, I fall asleep, before getting to the end of the email, in total disbelief.

At first, I was startled, with the new song title, but the Tyrese brand, is always inspirational, anyway. So, on taking a keener look  at the video, I realised – it had some depth.
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It’s a great message for young boys. We have 70% boys and young men, who follow us, and they need to know about, doing “Dumb S**t.” things, in an informative, educative entertaining way; like he’s done.
Some men, historically; were taught how to take as many women as they can, but not necessarily – how to be faithful, loyal, responsible and a loving, caring, nurturing, providing – man or father figure – for the their partners and offsprings. 
We need sensible role models, who can admit when they are wrong, to make amends – rather, than do a 180, repeating, the same mistake, over and over, for generations to come. The truth is very powerful.

Universal Pictures acquired the action spec DESERT EAGLE, penned by Tyrese Gibson and have hired Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell to rewrite the script. DESERT EAGLE tells the story of a pair of border patrol agents who investigate a drug cartel being operated out of a Native American reservation casino. This precedes 2013 box office summer blockbuster FAST 6 which took more than $700 million worldwide from the box office.

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When I asked Tyson if he’d like to take his LoveCircle Inspirational work on social media, to Hollywood Studio bosses, as a challenge, to break stereotypes or norms, for an inspirational movie, he confirmed it would be boring; but there are other ways, to include inspirational work in Hollywood. We do hope so and look forward to it.

When I asked him, further, how far he’d like like to be stretched as an actor, now that black rose is his last solo album, he openly admitted – with some roles; one needs to be mentally ready for, and not just take them for the money. That’s a man of preparation, execution, and integrity.

Dumb Sh*t” is the forthcoming track released from Gibson’s upcoming album, BLACK ROSE, out July 7through his own label, Voltron Recordz. The song was produced by Tyrese Gibson, along with co-producers Seige Monstrosity and Marcus Hodge and is available for purchase on iTunes.

In Tyrese’s defence. What he is saying is he does dumbt sh*t like that. Its life immitating art.

In the full interview he said he cheated and nearly lost custody of his daughter. I see your points, cynics of him as a male role model; but that’s the beauty of art. We see it from different perspectives. When you look deeper it’s not what it seems.

Now. That’s art.

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