Yesterday (July 10), Tyrese’s (final) album Black Rose was released and so was a day of press in NYC. While there, the singer/actor and his crew hopped on the subway, and like any indie artist (or brotha with a mixtape), Tyrese began soliciting passengers to but his new album. Gotta self-promote!
The silly clip shows Ty as he gets everyone’s attention. “My name is Tyrese. I’m a singer. I left all of the major record labels so that I could do my thing as an independent artist,” he said, introducing himself. “I got my security in case anybody decides to hit me in the neck. And I’m asking that y’all download my new album, Black Rose,” he continued.
To the amusement of other passengers, Tyrese gets hyped up and the energy is contagious to another passenger who share a bonding moment: “Black Rose! I’m independent! I’m grassroots! I’m in these streets! I’m a street performer! I’m ’bout dat, son!” loudly stats before breaking out into a P. Diddy-esque jig.