Just a few days Tyrese released, what he has called his last solo album, Black Rose without being signed to a major label. As a matter of fact, Tyrese has released Black Rose through his own creation. His very own label, Voltron Recordz.
Now that Tyrese is technically an independent artist, it’s up to him and his team to really push Black Rose. From what I’ve witness on Tyrese’s social media handles, he’s really on a true independent artist grind. Normally when a well-known artist release an album, they pretty much do the norm which is hit up all the mainstream radio stations to promote their album. Of course, there are tours & concerts in place for artists to perform these new singles off their new album as well.
Tyrese is taking things a step back. He’s going back to the methods he used to do in the beginning stages of his career such as really putting himself out there to the people. And when we say he’s taking it back, Tyrese is really taking it back. One method in particular that Tyrese has been doing lately is making surprise visits on public transportations & random stops. This is very interesting and yet amusing to me to see Tyrese just pop up and interact with the people the way he has been doing. This man crip walked in the subway station. Made appearances on trains & buses where he sung his heart out. And after listening to Black Rose, it’s safe to say that Tyrese is definitely providing CPR to R&B.
Tyrese was on a mission for Black Rose to become #1 on Billboard R&B and #1 on the Top 200 with a true R&B album. As of today, that mission has been successful completed! Now his next mission is to receive the mainstream radio plays that Shame deserves since it has been Number 2 on Billboard in on 6 weeks.
Although Black Rose is Tyrese’s last solo album, he definitely hope that he still continues to make music and many other R&B artists step their R&B game up and accept Tyrese’s challenge to make a full R&B album with no rap features.
Do you think R&B will eventually go back to its original roots? Can Tyrese bring R&B back to life?