THE MOGUL MINUTE
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.
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Black Rose Mission is in full affect
Its a Voltron Recordz thing!
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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.
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
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Read my interview with Tyrese(here)
The heart is a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body. Each beat signifies that we are alive, we are here, and its time to make things happen. Father, Mogul, singer, actor, producer, and writer Tyrese Gibson is the heart of the "Love Circle". He is a vital energy that pumps love, knowledge, wisdom, and raw truth into the minds and spirits of people all over the world. He has used his God given dreams, gifts and talents as a platform to inspire , uplift, entertain, and motivate his Love Circle allover the world. Tyrese decided to do a global virtual conference call interview about his new deluxe album "Black Rose". "Black Rose" includes 18 songs, bonus tracks, Black Rose the book, an exclusive live global tour, "Shame" the musical short film featuring Jennifer Hudson directed by Paul Hunter and much more. It is always an honor to speak to him. This is the third time I have interviewed Tyrese and each time I am truly empowered and blessed by his words. He is filled with so much greatness and power. I refer to his first book "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" daily. I've said it before and I'll say it again " It has truly changed my life". In his book he says "There is a reason every single person has been brought in your life and your journey". I believe that 100%. I know that I have connected with Tyrese for a reason and I am forever thankful.
The Mogul Girl : What is your message to your Love Circle at this point in your life?
Tyrese Gibson : My message to the Love Circle is very simple . Forgive faster, hug longer, forgive faster, kiss slower and any issue that you're having in your life between family, friends, and loved ones put the issues on the table and pick them apart an do any means necessary to not allow for unresolved issues to stop you from reconnecting with your family, friends, and loved ones more often because its arrogant to believe that the next seconds of life belong to you.
The Mogul Girl : I Know obedience to God is important to you . If he tells you to release another album will you do it?
Tyrese Gibson: I can't deny God and that's a really good question. My current email from God says this is it it for me. This is it for me as far as a solo album . If I do another TGT album that's one thing. If I release random singles thats another thing. If I'm featured on a soundtrack thats another thing but as far as me with another solo album, Tyrese I'm done!
The Mogul Girl : You've given your heart in your music, your books, as well as everything you do. What is it that you want the world to gain fully from the entire Black Rose double album?
Tyrese Gibson : Well I feel like I have a message . My message comes through song. My message comes through hip hop. My message comes through writing this book. My message comes from what they're going to see in this musical short film that I did with Jennifer Hudson.Everything that I do from this point is about art. While you guys are thinking that you guys are just doing an interview . Even this moment I thank God for because there are a lot of beautiful calls on this phone. You have all of these outlets of all these people that are waiting to read the story that you're about to write. So you have emotional access to a lot of people. I know that y'all are thinking it's about me and my project but based on the story that yall are about to write , y'all are going to do the same thing I'm doing. Y'all have emotional access to people and y'all can write a story that can make their day better. Y'all can write a story that can motivate and inspire them. There's people that are reading y'all blogs , magazines, and websites that are on the brink of suicide. There are people thatt just lost their grandmother and they don't want to be here anymore. Whatever they end up reading from your story you know you have access to people's emotions. I just met this guy today. He walked up to me and said "I just want you to know something brother". I never met this dude in my life. He says "I just want you to know something man , I was going through a rough time in my life for atleast three months and I was about to commit suicide . It was your videos on Facebook that you put up that stopped me. I just want to hug you and thank you" . So for me mentioning that its not me tooting my own horn. Its more so me saying what does it mean to have 23 million followers? What does it mean to have all these likes and shares? What does it mean to have Instagram and Twitter? It doesn't mean anything if you are not using it to motivate and inspire people if you can.
The Mogul Girl : I know your videos and voice over messages that you have posted have helped a lot of people.
Tyrese Gibson : Bless you ! I mean as long as these messages continue to pop up . I'm going to keep sending them. I'm not a pastor. I'm not a profit. I'm not a psychic . I'm just an honest man that is flawed. I'm just waking up everyday to do the best that I can.
Tyrese always speaks his truth! He spoke so honestly on the conference call. He discussed the details of his musical short film "Shame" which features the beautifully talented Jennifer Hudson. He also discussed "Furious 7". He talked about his brother best friend, and cast mate of fourteen years actor Paul walker whom passed away. He let the world know that Paul Walker was an angel, he was one of the nicest guys you could know and meet , and that he was a sincere soul. He also shared a special and funny story about him and Paul on set of "Fast and Furious 2". Tyrese also shared that it was through prayers and faith and God that the Fast and Furious family pulled together to get through the tragedy. He also discussed that Paul's mother and father supported the finishing of the movie "Furious 7" . Tyrese also shared that Universal Pictures donated a million dollars to Paul's charity "Reach Out World Wide" (www.roww.org) . He also talked about how Paul's brothers Cody and Caleb stepped in to play Paul Walker to finish the film and they look just like him. He said "All of that made us feel comfortable with something we were uncomfortable doing". He stated that he and Paul shared so many moments of laughter and stories about our daughters and fatherhood".
In the Foreward of Tyrese Gibson's book "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" page 16 to be exact , Tyrese writes about how he dubbed the community in which he shares the messages God lays on his heart his "Love Circle" . On the global conference call Tyrese informed everyone that he will be launching a new foundation "The Love Circle" and he'd be releasing details soon.
I'm telling you that I am super excited for the deluxe album. I'm so glad that Tyrese fell in love with his ideas and he is giving the world "Black Rose" the deluxe album. Tyrese is blooming love and truth into all of our lives. You are in for a treat with all that Tyrese has in store for this special project. So get happy, get excited, join the Love Circle, Get "Dumb Sh*t" on iTunes (Here) and Google Play, and get your tickets for "Furious 7" (Here) in theaters April 3.2015 !
"Black Rose" Deluxe Album Releases 7.7.2015
"Furious 7" Trailer First Look
Tyrese aka "Black TY' just released his single "Dumb Sh*t" ft Snoop Dogg. Tyrese is gearing up to release his double album "Black Rose" 5.5.2015 . You already know when Tyrese and Snoop get together, things are bound to shake up. Tyrese has said multiple times "that he is not playing any games". So be prepared for this album. We definitely might get some more of "Black Ty" (fingers crossed). Have you ever been in a situation in which you were doing wrong yet you continued to push the envelope and test the waters. Lets say you dated someone that pushed the envelope yet you stayed, waited for them to change, and continued to ask questions. If you can answer "yes" then this is the perfect song for you because you can relate.
Get "Dumb Sh*t" on iTunes(here) .