Posts Tagged ‘Tyrese’

Premiere: A Grammy Conversation: The State of R&B (Part 1)

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Earlier this month, The Recording Academy held “A Grammy Conversation” on the current state of R&B music at the West Hollywood Soho House.

The evening was hosted by Quddus and included five panelists: Music Journalist Gail Mitchell, singer-songwriter/producer Liv Warfield, Grammy-winning producer LaShawn Daniels, eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi and four-time Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson. According to HitsDailyDouble they each attributed their inspiration to classic R&B and soul artists, including James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, Jodeci and Earth Wind & Fire.

Many issues and topics were brought up for discussion including: Will new R&B artists be heard? Will people take a chance on them? Will urban alternative artists find a way to bridge the gap between what was and what is? Is the playing field uneven between black and white artists? Is there a place for R&B in a singles-driven music industry and a society that has been hypnotized by EDM music?

We are proud to premiere the first video clip from the intimate conversation, which finds Gail Mitchell addressing the return of black artists to the top of the Billboard charts this year, Tyrese explaining why he thinks the industry is too caught up with who produced a song or who is featured on a song, while Ledisi explained her desire for today’s R&B to be more balanced between the origins and today’s new styles.

Check out the video below, and stay tuned for part 2!

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Tyrese Hosts Benefit Concert For Our Girls Of Nigeria

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On Friday night Tyrese Gibson partnered with the non profit group “Afrika Fifty6″ to present a benefit concert For Our Girls of Nigeria, to help raise awareness and aid for the victims and families whose lives have been affected by the recent kidnappings.

HipHollywood was on the red carpet to cover the event and spoke with Tyrese.

“When someone sees how much traction and attention something gets like this when you make a statement, naturally other folks are going to have the idea pop up on them,” Tyrese said. “Lets go beyond holding up a sign from the convenience of your house. Lets gets our knees dirty, orchestrate, use your influence that God has given you to try to change the world and make a difference.”

Watch the clip below:

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Tyrese Opens Mayweather Fight With ‘National Anthem’

Singer/Actor and self-proclaimed “vision implementer,” Tyrese, took to the ring on Saturday night to help kick-off the well-anticipated Floyd Mayweather “Fight Night”.

Get the details after the jump!

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New Music: R. Kelly – Angel (Tyrese Demo) (Full, No Tags)

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Oh yea? Kellz demos … we are always here for that! Tyrese made an incredible comeback with his Grammy-nominated album Open Invitation in 2011, and one of the featured tracks entitled “Angel” was penned by his friend and one of his musical mentors R. Kelly.

The version that ended up on Ty’s album was a duet with a female singer Candace, but as you can hear here, Kellz writes and sings both parts, along with both male and female voices on the bridge.  Another example of the genius that is R. Kelly, and a great additional to any fans collection.

Take a listen below!

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TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) Take Over ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

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After an epic takeover by Prince, Arsenio Hall made up with his friends Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank for having to cancel their last scheduled visit, and decided to make an event out of their return.

Well, it all went down Monday night when the gentlemen known as TGT returned to the show for a full-fledged takeover of their own! In a playful moment prior to hitting the stage, Arsenio made sure there would be no last minute changes this time by placing ankle monitors on the guys so they couldn’t leave without alerting security!

The R&B super trio kicked off the show performing a medley of “Take It Wrong” and “Weekend Love.” As the ladies in the audience were going crazy, they took a break from the stage to catch Arsenio up on what’s been going on since their last visit, upcoming tour plans, and speak about the breakup rumor. But it got real kinky when Arsenio opened up the Q&A to the female audience, who asked questions like, what music do they play when they’re ready to make a lady feel special? Who’s single and looking? and more.

To close out the show, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank shut it down with an extra wild performance of “Next Time Around” and “Sex Never Felt Better.” As a special treat to the audience for an online exclusive, Ginuwine took everyone back performing his classic hit “Pony.”

This visit was not to miss, but if you did check out all the clips below!

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R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Fantasia & More Perform at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

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Music’s biggest night is always preceded by another one of music’s biggest nights, The Recording Academy’s annual Pre-Grammy Gala. On the eve of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, music and Hollywood’s biggest stars joined Clive Davis for another memorable evening at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The four-hour event, which honored Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, boasted A-list performances and a star-studded guest list including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Barry Gordy and many more.

Davis led the crowd including Jamie Foxx, Miguel, and Swizz Beatz in singing “Happy Birthday” to Alicia Keys, who celebrated her 34th birthday Saturday.

Robin Thicke arrived with his beautiful wife Paula Patton and had the crowd on its feet with “Blurred Lines,” for which he was accompanied by Pharrell and a dancing T.I. The Neptunes producer kept a smile on the famous faces with his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy,” and joined Jennifer Hudson and Tip for “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”

R. Kelly paid tribute to Nelson Mandela with a tribal-inspired song, and Fantasia brought the epic evening to a close with her powerful performance of “Stormy Weather.”

Davis also remembered Whitney Houston, who died two years ago in the same hotel, “We all know that Whitney was the greatest contemporary singer in the world,” said the 81-year-old music mogul. “I don’t want the world to forget that, and I don’t want anyone in this room to forget that.”

See more pics and footage from Clive’s big bash below!

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TGT Perform “I Need”, Tyrese Talks Paul Walker’s Death, Life Lessons & More on ‘Arsenio Hall’

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Grammy-nominated trio, TGT, are getting us ready for what’s to come this year. Announcing that they will be doing a part 2 to their incredible “3 Kings” tour this year, the longtime friends got a jump start on Monday night.

Stopping by ‘The Arsenio Hall Show,’ the group captivated fans as they performed their hit song “I Need.” Making the women stand out of their seats and cheer for what would seem to be one of the best performances Arsenio has hosted since his return to television. It was good to see all three men stand up there and put on a show!

Aside from their incredible performance, Tyrese took the time to speak on the death of his close friend Paul Walker, life lessons he’s learned and much more. Undeniably one of the best visits we’ve seen, these men proved why they earned that Grammy nomination, and the hearts of R&B fans everywhere. If it’s one thing that we’re waiting on, it’s even more music from TGT!

Watch their visit below!

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New Music: TGT – Be My Holiday

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Surely putting all the rumors of a break-up to rest, the gentlemen of TGT have wasted no time in dropping some new heat! Coming off of a high from their recent Grammy-nomination for ‘Best R&B Album,’ the trio have dropped an excellent new holiday track entitled, “Be My Holiday.”

Opening the song with Tyrese’s incredible voice, it is an attention grabber from the start. Telling the women in their lives that they “want it like this every day,” and to be their holiday, there’s no denying that these men know exactly what to say to make women fall in love.

A great spin on a Christmas themed track, this song is sure to keep you warm this holiday season.

Check it out below and tell us if it’ll be added to your Christmas playlist!

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