Tyrese joined The Breakfast Club again to discuss his upcoming fifth album, Open Invitation. The last time Tyrese was on the show, DJ Envy premiered his single “Stay.” Ty’s label was mad because they didn’t even have the song yet. Tyrese said, “I want to go on record. For every listener thats out there to tell ya’ll, that when I was here last, I pressed play after my interview was over. [The label] got so fired about about my single “Stay.” It was my first time ever playing it for anybody at any radio station. Ya’ll gave me so much energy on that record, that was my confirmation that that was the song.” He shot a video for the single with Taraji P. Henson.
Tyrese discusses releasing his album independently and talks about recording in his house with a slew of new producers and song writers. “I needed that energy,” Ty said. “Because there’s so many established producers in the game that’s working with every A-list [artist], all week, every day. So it becomes like an assembly line… This album was focused. Tyrese was in there blood streams. It was real, it was passioned, it was energy. And they gave me the best album of my career.” He said a lot of albums sound like mixtapes because they have a bunch of guest appearances and different producers.
Tyrese talks about always keeping women around him in the studio saying, “The mic is a vagina.” Charlamagne asks him about his autobiography and self-help book, How to Get Out of Your Own Way. Ty said he’s had ten meetings with every publisher to discuss releasing his new book with Rev Run titled The Manology. The first chapter of the book talks about validation. Ty talks about people serving 25 to life in prison for doing dumb shit and trying to prove themselves on the streets. He said they’re filming the sixth Fast & Furious movie in April, and he just secured the life rights to Teddy Pendergrass’ story.