Tyrese’ ‘Alter Ego’ features Lil’ Jon, The Game, Snoop, R.Kelly and more
By Patrick Luce Dec 1, 2006, 15:24 GMT
Tyrese, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, writer, producer and now rapper (aka Black-Ty), has unleashed an airwave assault with the simultaneous release of 3 tracks from his upcoming ‘Alter Ego’ double CD.
The melodic ballad "One," produced by The Underdogs, the sensual "Turn Ya Out" featuring Lil' Jon and the club- banging rap track "Get It In," all showcase Tyrese's never-ending talents as each song impacts R&B mainstream, Rhythmic Crossover and Mixshow radio formats, respectively.
To promote the December 12th release of ‘Alter Ego’ on J Records, Tyrese will make several television appearances including The Meghan Mullally Show (12/12), Craig Ferguson (12/8), Spike TV Video Games Awards (12/13), The Tavis Smiley Show (12/12) and MTV's Sucker Free (airdate tba).
On ‘Alter Ego's’ R&B disc, Tyrese joins forces with producers The Underdogs ("One," "Better To Know"), Brian Michael Cox ("Gotta Get You"), Lil' Jon ("Turn Ya Out"), R. Kelly ("Hurry Up," "Signs of Love Makin' Part II"), Eric Dawkins and Tony Dixon ("Morning After," "Better Than Sex,") and Trick Stewart ("Lights On"), resulting in a bevy of soon-to-be-classics that cater to Tyrese's R&B fanbase.
Although many of Gibson's colleagues acknowledge his singing prowess, they were pleasantly surprised by his skills on the mic as rapper Black-Ty.
The Game, who appears on "Ghetto Dayz," says "He's [Tyrese] been successful on every scale from singing to acting so what would make anybody think that he couldn't rap?"
After collaborating on "Get Low" and "Roll The Dice," Snoop Dogg comments, "He [Tyrese] really got it cracking to the point where he didn't seem like he was out of his range. It seemed like something he was naturally born to do."
Manni Fresh, Scott Storch, All Star and various members from Tyrese's Headquarter Entertainment in-house production team The Frontline BoyZ, add their production skills on the hip-hop disc which features additional guest appearances by Kurupt, Too Short, Method Man and Manni Fresh.