If you thought Tyrese had abandoned music, you’d be mistaken. Tyrese said music is the root of his passion and to show his appreciation for fans, he’s released a 50+ track mixtape titled “Invisible Bully.”
“Every Gift’ taken for granted will become some form of a curse, I’m blessed w/ the Gift’ of music in many forms.. Singing, rapping, writing and producing … Life without music is like not breathing… 50 songs from the heart belong to you… Some old some new.. Love it, Feel it, Embrace it….,” he says.
The tape is Tyrese under the moniker Black Ty, the singer’s rap alter ego. He reflects on the hateration he endured in the past for diving into rap: “I jumped on the mic as a singer-turned.MC, caught a lot of heat and controversy for doing it and now all a sudden every singer has an alter ego and wanna rap…. And a lot of rappers are trying to sing… Classic Lol!!!! Music is music, there is no such thing as “STAY IN YOUR LANE..!!” WHEN YOU’RE A LANE CREATOR!!!”
The tape features appearances by a slew of guest artists: Rick Ross, Kanye West, DMX, Gladys Knight, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Robin Thicke, Brandy, Jay Rock, Faith Evans, Freeway, Akon, Cassidy, R. Kelly, Tank, Ginuwine, Big Sean, T.I., and Busta Rhymes.
Released on the day the hip hop world lost mogul Chris Lighty, Black Ty commemorates the beloved music manager/mentor with this project: “The release of this Invisible Bully Mixtape is bitter sweet cause the day I finalized it, we lose a music GIANT in Chris Lighty our big brother, friend and mentor who wanted nothing more than to share and help everyone… Let’s all pray for his family and close friends… He was one of the first to believe in me as Tyrese & Black-Ty R.I.H … (Rest In Heaven)”
Below are a few of the cuts we pulled off the set…make sure to download the complete 50+ pack HERE.