In April, Tyrese released the stirring ballad “Shame,” featuring Jennifer Hudson, off the upcoming short film of the same name. It’s a Denzel Washington-produced, cinematic musical accompaniment to the single and Tyrese’s double album, Black Rose, dropping later this year.
Presented by Tyrese’s label Voltron Recordz, Tyrese is cast in the 23-minute film as an “up-and-coming musician in 1968, on tour and with the means to climb the top of the charts. He’s got all the right moves and things to say, but a mean streak and nasty substance abusive personality.” Hudson will play his wife, “A woman, whose strength and experience keeps her grounded despite her husband’s shortcomings and infidelity,” a press release states. The trailer shows just that: Ty's character's demons plagues his behavior, as he becomes abusive towards his wife, Hudson's character.
Tyrese said Black Rose will be his last solo album, the follow-up to 2011’s Open Invitation. He told The Breakfast Club earlier this year, “I just think the music game is really different…I just feel like a double album with a documentary a book- my first audio book, and a movie I just did starring myself and Jennifer Hudson, which is a short musical film, 23 minutes, directed by Paul Hunter, I just feel like I need to give the fans enough content as I gracefully bow out of music. I’m still going to sing, but it’s my last solo album.”
Black Rose will arrive on July 10. Preorder the LP above and peep the trailer below: