by TV One Staff
October 19, 2017
Photo Credit: Prince Williams/ Wire Image
Tyrese has been in the entertainment industry for a while now and has a successful track record with modeling, singing, and acting.
Now The Fast and The Furious franchise star is looking to embark on a rap career and is planning to release an album entitled Identity Theft under the moniker Black Ty. He recently took to social media to promote the new project and to shout out singer/rapper hybrid Lauryn Hill, and Jay Z as a few of his influences: (Caution: Language NSFW!)
Lauryn Hill if you can see this thank you for the talk you’ve inspired me to push through!!!!! #IDentityTheft oh yeah…. @wandasmithv103 I love You with my whole heart….//. Your husband swag levels and realness inspired!!! Message to all of you real hip hop heads and artist – I don’t want your Spot..:::. Because I’m NOT aim the NBA you can’t tell me I can’t shoot around – Ayyyyyyyyeeeeeeee nah wrong album
Asked anybody I tagged about this new album…… This new album is inspired by Jay-Z My motto is #IDentityTheftDoubleAlbum is Jay’s spirit, PAC’s Soul and Sonically Dre’s Ears…… I know your first instincts is to say GTFOH put me in the ( Singer and Actor box and throw away the key )…but you will see folks very very soon that this rap album is far from play play…….. #VoltronRecordz #VoltronChairman #RocNation #MarkPitts #ChrisLighty #V#SteveStoute #JayBrown #TyTy #SwizzBeats #EdLover #SnoopDogg #Kurupt #BustaRhymes #RevRun #Facts #BlackTy I came here this album will change #HipHop save this post……. #IDidThisForTheCulture #LaughNowDickRideLater
If that wasn’t enough, the artist and actor spoke about his distaste for the current state of Hip Hop music, frequently called ‘mumble rap.’
“I don’t care for a million features this ain’t a mixtape #RIPMumbleRap FYI this album ain’t for you Youngstas it’s past your bedtime I’m doing this for #TheCulture my motto this album is inspired by Jay’s swag, PAC’s Soul and Sonically Dre’s ears………”
This isn’t the first time Tyrese has announced his interest in rap music, and we must admit that we do often like to keep entertainers in their original box– discouraging them from trying new spaces in entertainment. Is it possible that Tyrese can change our minds this time around?
TELL US: Are you willing to give Tyrese’s rap music a chance? Or should he stick to the rivers and lakes that he’s use to?