Singer, producer, songwriter, actor, and author Tyrese Gibson has been fortuitous in entertainment. He introduced his musical talents to the world at the age of 19 when he released his self-titled debut album, Tyrese, in 1998. Then, he went on to pursue a successful acting career, starting in 2000.
But, the multi-talented entertainer is just getting started. He is in the final Fast and Furious film, Furious 7 with Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ludacris, and his best friend, the late Paul Walker. The action movie premieres on April 3rd. He is also working on another movie called, Death Before Dishonor.
And to top it off, ladies are still dazed when they see his beautiful smile, physique, tattoos, or his smooth chocolate skin. He is still a sex symbol for women of all ages because he is well-groomed.
Singersroom highlighted five reasons why Tyrese is 'Fast and Furious'.
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Tyrese released his New York Times' best-selling book, 'How to Get Out of Your Own Way,' in 2012, inspiring everyone to not give up on their dreams. Based on his personal experiences, Tyrese encouraged readers to be a victor in their lives. You should take the time to figure out who you are as a person. Lastly, the reader should know the true meaning of peace, elevation, and fulfillment so they will be able to overcome some of life's biggest challenges, professionally and personally. He also released, 'Manology: Secrets of Your Man's Mind Revealed,' his second New York Times' best-seller with hip-hop legend, Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons, which depicted a frank view on how to analyze a man's mind. It will also help women differentiate men who are cheaters, pimps, manipulators, or the keepers.
It is imperative that we pay attention to Tyrese's charity work as well. He launched the Watts Foundation to help create youth centers in his hometown of Watts ( a section in Los Angeles). The foundation was created primarily for youth to have better opportunities, especially in education. The foundation received positive reviews and the Queen of Media, Oprah Winfrey, donated $100,000 to his programs.
Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, Tyrese released some of his biggest hits including, "Nobody Else," "Lately," "How You Gonna Act Like That," "What Am I Gonna Do," "Signs of Lovemaking," and his signature hit, "Sweet Lady." The Queen of Smooth Jazz, Anita Baker, even sampled his song, "Lately," because she was inspired by the record. He also collaborated with Next's former lead singer, R.L, Ginuwine, Case, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, and Ludacris. Tyrese worked with Ginuwine again to form the group, T.G.T with Tank. With a new album in the works, entitled Black Rose, Tyrese didn't forget about his musical roots so we should stay tuned.
Tyrese appeared in 11 music videos and guest starred in two televisions sitcoms from the 90's: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and Martin. But, he took a shot at acting when he starred in his first movie, Love Song, with Southern Hummingbird Monica, in 2000. But, he rose to fame as an actor when he starred in the John Singleton movie, Baby Boy, with Taraji P. Henson and Snoop Dogg in 2001. In the film, he played a misguided 20-year-old man who eventually came to turns with the realities of the world and manhood in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles. Now, Tyrese has starred in 17 films within the past 15 years including, Fast & Furious and Transformers franchises, Annapolis, Four Brothers, Black Nativity and many more.
Despite his custody battle with his ex-wife Norma, Tyrese strives to build a sound relationship with his daughter, Shayla. The world encountered Tyrese's beautiful relationship with his daughter when he taught her the importance of self-confidence, greatness, love, and believing in herself in a video that he shared on social media. It is amazing that he introduced this important life-lesson to her at a young age because it all stems from the household. He may be a pivotal figure in entertainment, but it's perfectly clear that his main priority is being a great father to his daughter.