New York, NY -- Tyrese, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, writer, producer and now rapper, is set to release his long-awaited and much talked about double CD Alter Ego on December 5 on J Records. Alter Ego will serve a dual purpose - a homecoming to his R&B fans around the world with one disc full of soon-to-be-classic hits; and an introduction to the hip-hop world as he unleashes his rapper alias “Black-Ty” on the other disc. The first single from the album will be the R&B single “One” produced by The Underdogs.
Whether passionately singing his own hits, “How You Gonna Act Like That” and “Sweet Lady” or crooning the hook on the current #1 hit single, Chingy’s “Pulling Me Back,” Tyrese’s voice undeniably stands out in today’s cluttered R&B arena. On Alter Ego’s R&B side, Tyrese joins forces with producers The Underdogs (“One,” “Better To Know”), Brian Michael Cox (“Gotta Get It”), Lil’ Jon (“Turn You Out”), R. Kelly (“Hurry Up,” “Signs of Love Makin’-Remix”), Eric Dawkins and Tony Dixon (“Morning After,” “Better Than Sex,”) and Trick Stewart (“Lights On”).
On the hip-hop disc, Tyrese shines as rapper “Black-Ty,” which comes naturally since he once was a member of the rap group Triple Impact prior to the success of his solo singing career. Manni Fresh, Scott Storch, All Star and various members from Tyrese’s Headquarter Entertainment in-house production team The Frontline BoyZ, add their production skills on the hip-hop disc which is slated to have guest appearances by The Game, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Too Short, David Banner,
and Mannie Fresh.
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