THE MOGUL MINUTE : NO BOUNDARIES! NO LIMITS! TYRESE WILL FLY! ( INTERVIEW WITH THE MOGUL GIRL)
Tyrese has mastered The Art of the Hustle. His album "Black Rose" is #1 in 15 countries, #1 on the Top 200 Billboard, 1# on iTunes and #1 on R&B Charts. Tyrese understands that success depends on your hard work and hustle and lets just say the Vision Implementer is hustling his ass off with this album. With millions of fans worldwide Tyrese is loved for his music, acting, books, motivational videos and more. Tyrese is bold in his truth . He is not filtered, very unapologetic, and he's speaking on most of the things that people think but are afraid to say. You have to love a man that is brave, comfortable in his own skin , and doesn't have their pride or ego involved. Bottom line Tyrese is on a God given mission that's bigger than him. It's uncomfortable and it will benefit others more than himself. Tyrese is making a selfless move in the state of R&B. In my interview with Tyrese he expressed that "I don't have a cape, I'm not lacking as a celebrity, no antics and I'm not superman. I'm solid as an entertainer. I use my platform to inspire and give back everything I know as well as give money." Tyrese released Black Rose independently under his own label Voltron Recordz. He has a staff of seven and fifty overall that work for his company. Tyrese emphasized "I wanted to make a statement, show that real R&B fans are still here, to bring back album packaging, and to have real music videos that are real experiences" . Its clear he did just that ! Black Rose definitely made a world-wide statement. Tyrese said "I grew up on Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandros, Tina Marie, The O'Jays, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass. I grew up with real music that I was introduced to by parents . Even though they played it while they were drinking , I still got to know music. Its all I Know".
During the interview Tyrese, expressed how appreciative and thankful he was for the world to receive the album on the level that they're receiving it on and that it's bigger than numbers , it's more than being number #1, it's a number #1 with a message and it didn't have 15 rappers on it to get attention. The second single on his Black Rose Album, is "Shame" featuring the beautifully talented Jennifer Hudson. "Shame" is now number #1 on the charts as of this week. The song is powerful and it's definitely a bonafide hit . Tyrese describes the song as having the exact energy to depict what he was going through at the time. With such a powerful song that has such a strong impact you'd think it was all over all of the radio stations right? Wrong. Tyrese addresses the lack of R&B/Soul in mainstream radio. He said "I don't want mainstream to just play my music because I'm black and I sing R&B/Soul I want them to play it because it's a hit record." He also speaks on artist such as Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, and Sam Smith who sing R&B/Soul and their music is played on all stations and his is not. He acknowledged that there's not a racist bone in his body and that those artist are geniously talented and that he loves their music .He's friends with Justin and Robin and he saw Sam Smith perform at Clive Davis: Grammy Party and loved his performance. Tyrese said "My Music has no boundaries , no limits, no sexual preferences point blank period end of story . I'm just frustrated with the limit mainstream radio is putting on my music". His single "Stay" off of his album "Open Invitation which released in 2011 was number #1 on the Billboard for 11 consecutive weeks and it was played on Urban Adult Contemporary and mainstream radio. Radio is so important for artist. Radio helps to make listeners and fans aware of music. He said "I'm thankful and I love Urban Adult Contemporary Radio because we're able to survive, feed our kids, and tour".
Remember this is a selfless move that Tyrese is making. He is standing up for R&B and all of the R&B soldiers. He's calling attention to the fact that too many R&B/Soul singers are turning to techno and pop or putting out an album featuring tons of rappers just to get played on mainstream radio. Its a bold step in the right direction. If more people spoke up and weren't afraid to spotlight and speak up about the inequity , things would change for the better.
The success of Tyrese's number #1 album has shown that R&B is not dead. That R&B is very much alive. Tyrese did tons of album signings in the U.S and he flew to Abu Dhabi to shown love to his fans. By the way he loves Abu Dhabi and wants to open Voltron Pictures" there (a full functioning film studio). Tyrese is working hard and speaking of films he is releasing his first short film "Shame" . I am so excited an anticipating the film, so of course I had to ask him about it.
The Mogul Girl: Mogul Morning Tyrese this is the Mogul Girl of The Mogul Minute
Tyrese : Good morning. What's Happening?
The Mogul Girl :Congratulations on having the #1 album two weeks in a row? I'm speaking Grammys into existence for you.
Tyrese: Thank you, I hope to come home with five of them. My mom told me 15 years ago I would come home with five of them and I laughed at her.
The Mogul Girl : They're coming
Tyrese : I said "Momma, what are you talking about? So yeah lets see what happens, that would be amazing!
The Mogul Girl : Tyrese, I know you were Influenced by the 1999 film "The Hurricane" starring Denzel Washington. Particularly the part when he says "You Can't Break Me, Cause You Didn't Make Me". What does it mean to you to have Denzel Washington produce your short film "Shame"?
Tyrese: Oh my God! I mean and you can Google this . I've said for the last eight years or even more that, that I won't feel like I made it as an actor until I work with my hero Denzel Washington. It was because of that movie "The Hurricane" (Rubin Hurricane Carter) so for me to be here and having him producing this short film is definitely a blessing.Definitely life changing. You know he wouldn't do it unless he believed in the actual movie. You know for me to be here is beyond amazing and I'm just very excited and feeling very blessed.
The Mogul Girl : I am excited too !
Tyrese : Yeah its crazy! You know the movie is 25 minutes long. It's directed by Paul Hunter.We're hoping to get it into two film festivals Toronto Film Festival and TelluRide. Those are the most influential film festivals before you get into the Oscars. We just hope to land an Oscar. I mean you look at the "Shame" music video , that's the edited down version of the movie that just focuses on the music part. In between the singing is all the acting scenes that's a total of 25 minutes. I'm just very excited about putting this out there.
My album is going to be re-released in November called "Black Rose Reloaded" and its going to come with the "Shame" movie, a more extended edit of the making of "Black Rose". It's going to come with my book "Black Rose" which is going to be my third book. It's also going to have six more R&B songs on "Black Rose" which will equal to 20. The third disk is going to be "Black Ty" the hip hop side of the album. So I'm excited about what's about to happen
The Mogul Girl : I am too. Thank you Tyrese
Tyrese : Thank you , your very welcome
The hustle is real. The R&B is real. The message is real! The statement is real and most of all Tyrese and his heart are real.
As Tyrese said in his first book "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" "So do your own thing and elevate yourself to the top". He did that with his own label "Voltron Recordz" and his Voltron Recordz staff. Its definitely a celebration to have the #1 album . He is living in his strength and his truth. He inspires people world wide and me with his God given talents , words, and dreams. Special thanks to Toni Cervantes who let Tyrese audition for that life changing Coca-Cola commercial 20 years ago. Black Rose, is an incredible album. It high lights love and its an experience and that's what R&B/Soul is all about.
I loooooooove this album and Tyrese. I can't wait for more videos and I hope "Picture Perfect" definitely is a single.
Get the album now!
Black Rose Mission is in full affect
Its a Voltron Recordz thing!
Black Rose on iTunes(Here)
Black Rose on Google Play (Here)
Tyrese on Facebook (Here)
Tyrese on Instagram (Here)
Tyrese on Twitter(Here)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : TURN THE BEAT ON TUESDAYS "STOOPID ON DA BEAT EDITION" - THE MOGUL GIRL
For this special edition of The Mogul Minute : Turn The Beat On Tuesdays I'm featuring producer Stoopid On Da Beat. Stoopid has produced records for some of the dopest artist in the game. With the release of "Dreams Worth More Than Money" album by Meek Mill everyone on Twitter and Instagram was buzzing about Meek's song The Trillest produced by Stoopid On Da Beat. The song is definitely a favorite of mine off the album. Stoopid made the perfect track for Meek to share his story. Overall the beat and lyrics were perfect together and they made a song that's engaging, solid, and Trill. So I chatted with Stoopid Boy to find out what's going on in his world.
Turn The Beat On.
1.) The Mogul Girl : Who or what inspired you to become a producer?
Stoopid On Da Beat : My father he was my inspiration for as long as I could remember . There was a recording studio in my house since birth.
2.) The Mogul Girl : How did you come up with your name?
Stoopid On Da Beat : Cassidy he said "Bro these beats sound stoooooopid." .I stuck with name because he was the first artist I ever worked with.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Obviously music is a big part of who you are. What was your favorite song to listen to growing up?
Stoopid On Da Beat : Canibus - Buckenham Palace that was my sh*t!
4.) The Mogul Girl : You produced "The Trillest" one of my favorite records on DWMTM the chart topping No.1 album by Meek Mill. What was the process ? How does it feel to be apart of that?
I made that beat in the winter of 2014 when I first left my baby mom . I was going through things. I was at my lowest time ever. I parked my studio and stuff at my bro Gabe's crib and whipped up like 20 beats . I saved money to get a crib. By the time I got the keys Meek hit me like "You made the album".
5.) The Mogul Girl : Is there anything special you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Stoopid On Da Beat : Special thing about me is that I'm really a artist before producer .Beats are my secondary talent. I always wrote since I was a child.
6.) The Mogul Girl : Throughout life we experience many situations that make us or break us. How do you stay strong and focused?
Stoopid On Da Beat : Other artist keep me afloat. Jim Jones ,Charlie Rock, Trav ,Meek Mill ,and Mike Davis. They always hit me up. They always believed in me. Also producers like the Mekanics, Young N Fly Vinyls, and Butter Beats. They motivate me that even at my lowest points in life were I feel I ain't got it.
7.) The Mogul Girl : If you could have produced an album from the past which artist would it be and why?
Stoopid On Da Beat : Probably, would of been Michael Jackson album (lol) I probably don't have to explain why (lol).
8.) The Mogul Girl : How can people contact you if they want to collaborate ?
Stoopid On Da Beat : They can hit my road manager @lanskymgmt .
IG @TheRealStoopidBoy or Twitter @StoopidOnDaBeat
9.) The Mogul Girl : You've worked with a lot of artist. Whom do you want to work with that you haven't yet?
Stoopid On Da Beat :Next would be French Montana, Omelly,Drake,Chris Brown,and PartyNextDoor . I already have a record with Fetty Wap called "Addicted". I would like to get more work done with him and other big artist I haven't produced for yet.
10. )The Mogul Girl: What advice do you have for young producers ?
Stoopid On Da Beat: Chase, chase, chase, don't stop. Whether you're rich,broke,sad,happy,hurt,healthy, work and grind. Chase down these industry .Just make sure when you get the attention your work and material is the best.
11.)The Mogul Girl: I love food so of course we can't end this interview without me asking what's your favorite meal?
Stoopid On Da Beat: Lol that's seafood ,lobster all day.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : YOU READY? ALL EYES ON YOU (MEEK MILL , NICKI MINAJ, CHRIS BROWN ) VIDEO - THE MOGUL GIRL
The "All Eyes On You" video is here Dream Chasers, Barbz and Team Breezy. "All Eyes On You" is hot single off of "Dreams Worth More Than Money" the album by Meek Mill. For a minute we've been getting sneak peaks and teases of the video through pics of "Omeeka " via Instagram. That was clever ! This is a dope collaboration for Meek, Nicki, and Chris Brown. "All Eyes On You" also made Billboard charts. So check out the video directed by the awesome Benny Boom. below and if you want to see Meek and Nicki together on stage, get tickets to The Pink Print Tour (Here) and pick up a copy of DWMTM (Here) .
THE MOGUL MINUTE : YOU CAN'T BREAK THE BLESSING , TYRESE IS GIVING US THE #SHAMESOUNDTRACK - THE MOGUL GIRL
The grind does not stop! The newly released album
Black Rose, by Tyrese is currently number 1# in 15 countries. He is putting his heart and soul in spreading the Black Rose Experience worldwide. Tyrese released his second single off Black Rose titled "Shame" featuring Jennifer Hudson. Shame is a soul touching record that you feel with your heart and your mind. Its powerful ! Tyrese released the music video for Shame which gave his love circle a step into the full upcoming short film "Shame" produced by Denzel Washington and directed by Paul Hunter. The film is 25 minutes long with casting by Robi Reed. A few days ago Tyrese had the first screening of Shame the short film via Indie Night Film Festival and Dave Brown. We are all excited about the Black Rose album. Its a celebration! So Tyrese is keeping the celebration going by announcing the Shame Soundtrack. The brilliant Timbaland is the executive producer . Tyrese and V.Bozeman were stunning together at the 2015 BET Awards . They're about to stunt even harder with the first single and video off of the Shame soundtrack titled "You Can't Break Me, Cause You Didn't Make Me" (V.Bozeman ft Tyrese). The Shame Soundtrack features Ledisi, Luke James, Tank, Staci Barthe, Jennifer Hudson, K.Michelle, Deborah Cox, Chaka Khan ft Ron Isley, Eric Dawkins , and he's introducing the future generation of R&B soul singers that are amazing. " I am releasing this full Shame Soundtrack independently because the majors would likely kill the visions I have around this" - Tyrese
So get excited! You have a front row seat! You are witnessing unbreakable greatness its a Voltron Recordz thing!!
Get "Black Rose " Here
THE MOGUL MINUTE : PHILLY CELEBRATES TYRESE BLACK ROSE ALBUM!!! BY THE MOGUL GIRL
This not a game the Black Rose Mission is in full affect. You cannot avoid this mission! This is serious people. Black Rose has been unleashed and the movement cannot be stopped. Tyrese has been on a non stop grind. As he said "Its all about the hustle". That's exactly what he's doing. Tyrese blessed Philadelphia with his presence yesterday as he chatted with Fox 29, followed by his interviews with Patty Jackson and Frankie Darcel of WDAS. After his interviews the lovely and legendary Patti Labelle invited him to her home to celebrate Tyrese number 1 album Black Rose and some home cooking. The joy and happiness in the video Tyrese posted of him and Ms.Patti dancing to "SHAME" is incredible, the love is real. I'm telling you all "Black Rose" is not just an album it's art , its a masterpiece, its a must have. In other words if you don't have it, you need to get it now . After dancing and celebrating with Ms.Patti Labelle he headed to the F.Y.E on 100 South Broad St. The line was wrapped around the corner. Philly definitely showed up to show Tyrese how much they supported and loved him and Black Rose. "Picture Perfect" played on the loud speaker as Tyrese and his supporters smiled for the camera. The beautiful Chrisette Michele even stopped by to celebrate Tyrese's #1 album which she's featured on ("Don't Wanna Look Back"). If you don't know by now how serious Black Rose you're missing out. The album is #1. Get it on itunes (Here) and get it on Google Play (Here) . Lets make noise album this album. Lets celebrate this album. Lets speak Grammy's into existence. Lets continue to keep this album on the #1 spot on all charts.
I have said a bunch of times in my post how inspired and motivated I am by Tyrese in all that he does. I am for ever thankful for the wisdom he has shared. Meeting him in person yesterday truly was a blessing that I will cherish!
I can tell you all so many reasons why you should go get this album but you have to enter the Black Rose Experience yourself there's no way around it. You have to get the album , share your selfies holding up Black Rose, screen shot your favorite songs, lets all keep this going . Tyrese is on a non-stop grind so lets show him we are on a non-stop grind too. He's so dedicated to this mission and his purpose and because of that he deserves much respect, much support, much love, and honor.
Tyrese is not playing any games the BlackRose Mission is in full affect!!!
If you attended the signing check back later your photo might just get added to this post.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : TYRESE UNLEASHES THE BLACK ROSE EXPERIENCE BY THE MOGUL GIRL
Black Rose the album is picture perfect. song after song Tyrese has given us the art of his soul. From beginning to end the album is stimulating , smooth, intoxicating, addictive, and a pure classic.I absolutely love it! Trust me this is that "Oooohl child what you know about this type of music". Tyrese has delivered an unforgettable album that just put a new kind of thrill back in to R&B. The album is filled with magical soul, faith, love, heart, and supreme drive. You can't help but fall in love with the honest lyrics and Tyrese's heaven sent vocals.
Its 7:11 A.M and "Prior To You" featuring Tank is flowing through my speakers and I have the biggest smile on my face. Its a beautiful thing when music makes you smile isn't it? That's more than skill, that's art because art makes you feel something. Its deeply an amazing moment when music makes you happy. I definitely think "Prior To You" and "The Rest of Our Lives" featuring Brandy will definitely be played at a lot of weddings. Straight up , Tyrese did his damn thing on this album! It must be said. I know Tyrese has said over and over again this is his last album. I for some reason can't write it because I feel that there's more in him. Black Rose is an experience. You have to purchase it to be able to feel how hot Tyrese turned the heat up with this one. You've heard and watched the videos for his singles Dumb Sh*t and Shame . They were fantastic! Now you have to step into the R&B Planet and prepare to become apart of this Black Rose mission. Black Rose is self evident and wholehearted bliss. Previously to releasing this album on 7.10.2015 for months Tyrese has posted on I.G, Twitter, Facebook, and said in numerous interviews that this album was going to change the game, that this album is honest and true, that Black Rose would be something we could feel and sure enough he stood by his word. He said "Success depends on your hard work and hustle and we all can agree that Tyrese worked hard and hustled because "Black Rose" is 1# album. Congratulations !!!!! I remember getting CD's as a kid and reading the lyrics on the inside jackets and learning all the words. I thought that was so creative of Tyrese to bring this back and add the lyric filled jacket into the Black Rose album.
I purchased the deluxe version of the album from Walmart to see the special content on the DVD. The footage shows the process of Tyrese and his team creating Black Rose. We all were given a private look into what happened behind the scenes in Arizona as Tyrese's hand picked team joined forces to create such a wonderul album. The documentary showed how the music was made, the thought and action process, artist having a good time and the outcome. I find it very interesting.
All I have to say is thank you God for blessing Tyrese with numerous gifts. Thank you Toni Cervantes for discovering Tyrese 20 years ago. Thank you Tyrese for not living within the opinion of others. Thank you for answering God's emails. Thank you for going to that Coca-Cola commercial audition even though you were late, thank you for implementing your visions and thank you for pulling all those geniuses together in Arizona to create Black Rose. I honestly believe your point that "Through Focus and determination a lot of things come full circle". No matter what happened in your past you got focused and you were determined to become greater and master your environment, now you've created an award winning master piece. Its all about speaking things into existence.
There's more to come from The Black Rose Experience
iTunes Purchase Link (Here)
Google Play Purchase Link (Here)
If you've purchased your album from the stores make sure you post it and #BlackRose #BlackRoseAlbum #BlackRoseMission #BlackRoseExperience at @Tyrese
Read my interview with Tyrese(here)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : THE BLOSSOMING OF RAVYN LENAE ( INTERVIEW WITH THE MOGUL GIRL)
A few weeks ago I was scrolling through YouTube when I discovered the beautifully talented Ravyn Lenae. Watching her video for "Blossom Dearie" produced by A Zae Productions I immediately noticed how captivating, magnetic, and pretty her voice is. There's no doubt that Ravyn has a special shining essence that transmits so eloquently through her music. The 16 year old from Chicago is definitely on her way. I just love her voice, video, her style, and her hair of course. Her single "Blossom Dearie" produced by Monte Booker is an interesting song with mellow and flavorful vibes. Ravyn Lenae is a name you should know and favorite. I'm super excited to introduce her to all The Mogul Minute readers around the world in her interview below.
1.} The Mogul Girl : What inspired you to pursue music?
Ravyn Lenae : I realized I wanted to pursue music as a career when I experienced the rush of being on stage and making people happy. I also appreciate the art form and would love to make a contribution.
2.) The Mogul Girl : If you could describe yourself as a flower what would you be and why?
Ravyn Lenae : I would consider myself an Evening Primrose because they only blossom at night, which is really cool. I like the idea that you can't see them bloom, but you can see the finished product in the morning.
3.) The Mogul Girl: What do you want listeners to feel from "Blossom Dearie"?
Ravyn Lenae : "Blossom Dearie" pinpoints a situation where you're trying to get through to someone or help them understand your feelings, but they're too stubborn to actually listen. In the song, "Blossom Dearie" represents the extra noise blocking that person from hearing and understanding you.
4)The Mogul Girl : Tranquility is very important .What brings you peace?
Ravyn Lenae : I find peace in making music, enjoying beautiful weather, and spending time with those important to me.
5.) The Mogul Girl : What is your favorite food?
Ravyn Lenae : I really love Japanese food! But, if I had to choose 2 foods to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose egg rolls and fries.
6.) The Mogul Girl : Are you working on an official project?
Ravyn Lenae : Yes, I am working on an EP which will be released in the summer.
7. ) The Mogul Girl : Is there anything special you want people to know about you?
Ravyn Lenae : I love color. My style usually consists of color blocking or mixing patterns. I like to have fun with my clothes and my hair.
8.) The Mogul Girl : Do you have a favorite style?
Ravyn Lenae : I don't have a favorite style of music. However, I primarily listen to Neo soul, Indie Electronica, House, and Alternative music.
9.) The Mogul Girl: What your message to today's young women?
Ravyn Lenae : Be yourself! People will actually respect and like you more if you come as your are. It's okay to be different; it makes you memorable!
10.) The Mogul Girl: If you could collaborate with any artist whom would it be and why?
Ravyn Lenae : This is a tough one because I respect a lot of artists. I would love to collaborate with Erykah Badu because I admire her writing style and vibe.
11.) The Mogul Girl : How can people get in touch with you?
Ravyn Lenae : Tweet me @ravynlenae Follow me on IG @ravynlenae
Follow me on soundcloud @ravynlenae Email me: email@example.com
THE MOGUL MINUTE : MEEK MILL IS IN THE IN THE END ZONE .. TOUCH DOWN ( DWMTM IS OUT NOW) BY THE MOGUL GIRL
Lord Knows we've been waiting for the new album by Meek Mill. The Philly born artist has put in a lot of work and it's paying off. You have to admit it's great feeling to see a man from the 215 with the heart of a lion and hungry as hippo reach great levels of success. "DWMTM"( Dreams Worth More Than Money) is a fire album. From beginning to end Meek is spitting about his Ambitionz, life challenges, dreams, goals, fame , his relationship,fatherhood, loyalty, and more. Meek Mill has always Been That , Stand Up guy who set out to do exactly what he said he'd do. Throughout life certain situations make us Cold Hearted but we learn to love,appreciate, and cherish great things that happen. Yes Meek came from the hood but now he jumps out of state all the time just as he stated on "Jump Out The Face". Not only did we get a hot album from Meek Mill but we also got some dope Instagram captions such as "I Got The Juice". This album is definitely one you should Check out and buy. Didn't you enjoy Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown's performance of "All Eyes On You" at the 2015 BET Awards ? I did , I loved every second. I've played the album over 8 times since I purchased it on Google Play last night but "The Trillest" has been on constant repeat. I got a feeling the video featuring the beautiful Nicki Minaj is going to be a Classic for Meek Mill . I can't wait for the "Dreams Worth More Than Money Tour" to start Pullin Up in cities across the country. If you doubted this album you should've know that it would be a blazing one. As Meek said on R.I.C.O , "Its the chasers ...what you thought?' Missing out on this album might be "Bad For You" .So get it now on iTunes (Here) and Google Play(Here) . Congrats Meek Mill on the 6/29 release of your album!!