In an exclusive interview with AllHipHop, R&B artist, and actor Tyrese Gibson shared insights into his highly anticipated return to the music scene, shedding light on his upcoming album and his collaborations with rap icons Jeezy and 2 Chainz.
Having previously announced his retirement from music in 2013, Tyrese surprised fans by announcing his latest endeavor, a double album entitled Beautiful Pain. He expressed his artistic ambitions, stating, “I’ve never worked on an album that I consider art. I do albums, I do videos, I release it, it happens. I’ve never done art or considered an album art. This joint right here, man, it’s gonna be on a turn table, and it’s going to be spinning in circles… slow.” With these words, Tyrese hinted that Beautiful Pain may not include any guest appearances from today’s popular singers.
“I ain’t got none of that for y’all. I’m grown, my voice is deep, I’m 44, I’m turning 45 this year. I don’t want to be like none of you… my hair ain’t gonna be turquoise, I ain’t got not homosexual announcements that n**** is out here doing trying to be relevant. I’m grown, I’m fly, I look like a black ass Coke bottle right now in 2023.”
Tyrese also expressed his admiration for the contributions made by Jeezy and 2 Chainz on the remix of his track “You Ever Love Me.” He commended their involvement, recognizing the wealth of talent available across various artistic mediums.
“You got a lot of options of artists, singers, actors. I have no idea why y’all love me the way you do, but I’m grateful. And I’ve let a lot of y’all down at times, but I hope I never let you down. I’m doing the best I can with what I have every day. ‘I Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me’ remix Jeezy, 2 Chainz, they killed it, man.”
As Tyrese diligently works on Beautiful Pain, it’s essential to note that its release in 2023 remains contingent upon its completion within the next month. Fans eagerly anticipate this album, which will feature 20 powerful songs that encapsulate Tyrese’s artistry and growth. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.