March 30, 2015 | D&L
Ahead of the Furious 7 movie release, we caught up with actor and singer Tyrese Gibson to talk his final album release, the new single, movie news and more.
As he puts the finishing touches on the Black Rose album (out July 7th), which is to be released on his own label, Voltron Recordz, we wanted to know what was next for the multi-talented star. After all, a busy few months are ahead with his final solo album and what is thought to be the last of the Fast & Furious movie franchise.
“No further Furious movies have been confirmed as of yet,” Tyrese explained, but he does remain grateful for the opportunity to travel to destinations such as Rome, Switzerland and Germany, that have come with his role of Roman Pierce.
“I’m very proud, honoured and blessed to be a part of this franchise,” he said, as he reveals Australia would be on top of his list, if any sequels were to go ahead. “I’m on the other side of the planet and people know my name. It’s mind blowing. I could never get used to it.”
Speaking on the passing of his good friend, Paul Walker, and the decision not to do any press for the movie, Tyrese said: “The one thing that made us feel better, Paul’s mother and father stepped in, in full support of us finishing Furious 7. Cody and Caleb (Paul’s brothers) were on the set every day and helped us finish the movie. All of that made all of us feel that much more comfortable.
“This is his last movie and we look at this as a celebration of his life.”
With Furious 7 currently thought to be the last of the franchise, Tyrese draws our attention to the usual cliffhanger ending on previous sequels, enticing you to come back for the next one. But this one will be slightly different…
“On this one we end the movie beautifully. It’s a tribute that’s beyond well deserved.” We’re sure the end of a great era will be honoured and appreciated by fans internationally.
This isn’t the last of Tyrese’s upcoming movie roles, as he will appear in Southpaw in July 2015, starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal & Forest Whitaker, as well as a feature in Ride Along 2, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Plus, Desert Eagle, where a story of border patrol agents investigating a drugs cartel is told, will see Tyrese embark on a new journey.
The single ‘Dumb Shit’ is out now and you can catch Tyrese reprise his role as Roman in Furious 7 in movie theatres as of April 3rd. With a 20 track album due in the Summer, Tyrese will have one side dedicated to R’n’B and the other Hip-Hop, as he shares more of Black Ty.
“I do believe that Black Rose is my best album,” he admits. Currently working on finishing touches, Tyrese is currently working on a big reveal that is thought to involve Stevie Wonder. “We have Snoop, The Game, Chrisette Michele, Jennifer Hudson and Tank… and the other ones are secrets,” he teased.
Get the full Tyrese interview in our April issue release on Tuesday April 7th, where he reflects on the day he met Paul, work life after Black Rose and a reunion with Taraji P. Henson on screen. In the meantime, here’s your sneak peek into the Furious 7 extended look, as well as behind the scenes entry to the new single’s video shoot.
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Photo Credit: Voltron Entertainment