July 31, 2015 | D&LEver since Tyrese officially released his new Black Rose album, he has been at the forefront of many social media, radio and magazine related stories because of the many records he has achieved with his last solo music project.
The track ‘Shame’, which he collaborated with Jennifer Hudson, has alone topped the adult R&B song chart as it continued to rise throughout its 13 weeks in the chart.
But with some positive press, comes the negative and in this case it looks like Tyrese has also sparked an issue of his own, stating that mainstream radio only plays R&B by white artists; the reason behind any of his Black Rose tracks not being played.
Although Black Rose is currently number one on Billboard’s R&B chart, Tyrese said: “When I think about Sam Smith, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake – when they’re singing R&B soul, their songs are being played on all formats of radio, including urban radio.
“We don’t say because they white they should only be played on the white stations. If I’m number one… my song deserves to be heard by the world.
He goes on to say: “At this point, I believe that if Sam Smith, Robin Thicke or Justin Timberlake had been singing ‘Shame’, it’d be played on all formats of radio around the world and as far as I’m concerned, that’s not right.”
So what do you think about Tyrese’s latest words on this matter? Whilst you think on that, here’s your weekend anthem with ‘Shame’, plus, keep on the look out for future news surrounding the Shame short film and soundtrack.
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