Tyrese says it only took one person and one fateful phone call to get signed after growing up witnessing everything from gangs to prostitution as a child.
Appearing on "Access Hollywood" earlier this month, the TGT singer and actor detailed his journey, including his mother's struggle with alcoholism.
"My childhood was probably one of the worst childhood experiences ever. You're talking about gangs and prostitution. Drugs. Physically being there and witnessing murders. My mom being an alcoholic for twenty-seven years. So nothing about my childhood was easy," Tyrese shares in the clip below.