Tyrese is gracing the latest digital issue of VIBE magazine serving “Black Tye” realness with is black t-shirt and skully.
Inside the issue, the singer and actor gives the scoop on the highly-anticipated film, Furious 7, he details his mega Black Rose release, and he reveals how money affects his creativity.
Read a few excerpts below.
On the pressure of Furious 7 topping the last installment:
With the success comes a lot of pressure. How will we make it bigger, better [and] more interesting? How do we have a moment where you’re crying, emotional, [and] on the edge of your seat? How do we take it up a notch? We just hope that we never let the fans down. The overall magnitude of [Furious 7] is bigger. And very emotional for all the obvious reasons—our brother Paul Walker. So we’re trying to find a happy medium. You don’t want to come off too happy, too excited because we know what happened to our brother. But at the same time you are excited because the overall movie in itself—including Paul—is the best one of the series. We had to rise the occasion, become each other’s positive reinforcement and help us to get through making this movie, and we did. And we brought our brother with us. We’re excited. We believe that this is going to be the most successful one of all of them.
On his mega “Black Rose” release:
My first single is called “Dumb Sh*t,” featuring Snoop. The second single is called “Shame.” I be doing dumb sh*t, so I’m ashamed of it. Everyone of my singles are intertwined. It’s going to tell a story. When has anyone ever released a double album, one hip-hop [disc], one R&B [disc]? [There’s also] a documentary, book, and a movie.
On how money affects his creativity:
I’m going to say this with all levels of aggression and humility: I can’t afford all of my thoughts. I can’t afford [to do] everything that I think of. But that’s all going to change soon because money for me means nothing other than being able to finally move on the creativity. I’ve been making money for 20 years. We all have our highs and lows when it comes to money. The value in money at this point is being able to move on your creative ideas.
Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3.
Tyrese‘s Black Rose album, book, documentary, and his short film, Shame, drops on July 7.
Read Tyrese’s full cover story by visiting VIBE.