Tyrese released his soulful opus Black Rose and in 2016, he’s following that up with his short film, The Black Book.
The veteran R&B singer wrote and directed the 25-minute movie, which was inspired by popular romantic flicks like The Notebook. In The Black Book, an elderly couple are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. Due to his wife’s Alzheimer’s, the aged version of Ty recounts their journey into matrimony — from the break-ups to the make-ups and, eventually, their wedding.
R&B singer and Empire star V. Bozeman plays the wife and joins Tyrese on three songs: “Can’t Break Me,” “Waiting on You and “Prior to You” featuring Tank.
“I feel like some of the best movies I’ve seen have some type of resolve to it,” Tyrese told Billboard. “We’ve all experienced trauma and being in dark places, whether it’s relationships, family [or] losing family members.”
“We’ve all been in that dark place that most of us hope never to have to go back to, but I feel like there should always be something positive, something beautiful,” he continued. “It was just my way of complimenting God. When challenges present themselves, I often say that you will grow through what you go through.”
Watch Tyrese’s emotional and romantic short film above
Directed and written by Tyrese Gibson
Starring 6x Grammy Nominated recording artist TYRESE
Co-Starring EPIC RECORDS recording artist V. Bozeman
I am on one mission and one mission only… to save our beloved genre R&B Soul. The success of my #BlackRose album has created new standards in music!!! #1 in 15 countries and my song SHAME was #1 for 16 weeks on Billboard.
I’m fully committed to the ART of R&B Soul… I paid for “The Black Book” out of pocket while my team fought me about releasing it for FREE!!!! I decided otherwise……. I hope you do too…. If you love it, all I ask is that you help ME to MAKE a statement. Don’t just get a song… download the FULL #BlackRoseAlbum iTunes, Google+, target, Walmart, Best Buy, fye….
Feel free to post and upload “The Black Book” on your radio station websites, blogs, press and media outlets… I love you and appreciate you beyond words!!!!
- Tyrese Gibson….. Chairman and CEO of Voltron Entertainment
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