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Throwback Thursday: Tyrese – Lately

Tyrese is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, actor, author, television producer, and former fashion model. He is also a member or R&B super group TGT. “Lately” was the third single released from his 1998 eponymous debut album Tyrese.

The single reached No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 12 on the R&B chart. The song stayed on the Hot 100 chart for a total of thirteen weeks. Anita Baker released a cover version of “Lately” to much acclaim on August 7, 2012, as the lead single from her album, Only Forever. The video features actress Maia Campbell and Tyrese in a luxury pad daydreaming about one another and writing love letters until they are finally reunited at the end.

Enjoy the video above.


Premiere: A Grammy Conversation: The State of R&B (Part 2)

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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?

In the second clip from the lengthy discussion LaShawn Daniels kept it real as he talked about the issues within certain record labels and the disconnect between what’s good for creative and what’s good for marketing. He used John Legend’s “All of Me” as an example of how labels are now often chasing records instead of putting real belief behind them. He spoke about the successful planning Motown did with their big artists and their up and comers, saying Jimmy Iovine at Interscope was also successful in doing that. But, his main point was that the song comes first and that he can not alienate what kids are doing today, or using to make their music, if that is what is getting a response from their peers.

Liv Warfield shared her story as an independent artist trying to break into the industry and the flip-flopping responses she was hearing from labels. She posed the question: Why is Sirius radio breaking so much more music than terrestrial radio and continuing to play records that FM won’t even try? Ledisi and Tyrese chimed in with their views on being independent artists and how at the end of the day they need to stay driven at their goals and not let certain aspects of the industry derail them.

Check out the interview clip below:

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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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