NEW YORK,NY (PR.com) - PR.com's Senior Editor, Allison Kugel, speaks with R&B singer and film actor, Tyrese Gibson about his new album, "Alter Ego," released through J Records. Tyrese discusses his desire to take his music career in a new direction with this double album, featuring an R&B CD as well as a rap CD under his alter ego, Black-Ty. When asked why he decided to use another name for his rap album, he replied, "Because Tyrese is an R&B singer and Black-Ty is an emcee. I didn't want my fans to show up to buy a Tyrese CD and hear me rapping on it. It's two different experiences, two different worlds."
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Throughout the interview, Tyrese talked about growing up in South Central Los Angeles, and how it gave him the drive and business instincts that allowed him to obtain the success he now enjoys. Tyrese explains, "If it wasn't for me living in the hood, I really wouldn't know what to stay away from. You read people's energy and you know that, that dude is not it, versus being gullible and clueless and just hanging out with anybody who smiles."
The conversation then turned to Tyrese's film career and includes a light hearted three-way phone conversation between Tyrese, director John Singleton and PR.com's Allison Kugel. The three discuss what John Singleton sees in Tyrese and why he continues to cast him in his films. On describing their professional and personal bond, Singleton shares, "The cool thing [is] we're both from the same environment. The things that we've seen at an early age, it's phenomenal that we're not destroyed as men ... even though we work in the entertainment industry, we don't have the airs of the kind of people ... a lot of people in this business, they re-invent themselves to a degree that they don't know who they are anymore. That's what he and I share. We're sophisticated but we're still ghetto."
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