2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
Just entering his twenties, J
Records recording - artist, actor
and model TYRESE
(Roman Pearce) has
already accomplished more than many people do the entire length of their
careers. Born and raised in Warts, California, a section of South Central Los
Angeles, Tyrese discovered his love of music at an early age and released his
self-titled debut album at 19. In January 2000, he received an American Music
Award for "Favorite Soul and R&B New Artist." In addition to his
zest for music, he has also found success in the acting and modeling worlds,
having appeared in commercials and guest spots on television series, as well as
his exclusive contract with Guess?.
Tyrese took his career
to another level when he made his feature film debut as the star of Baby Boy,
directed by John Singleton.
released his third album (on J Records), featuring the first single "How
You Gonna Act Like That," the biggest urban record of his career. Featuring
both solo and collaborative writing efforts, Tyrese's music melds together the
essence of hip-hop and R&B with great energy and style. His dynamic, upbeat
hits have appeared on the Blue Streak and Best Man soundtracks,
and his debut album reached platinum status. His sophomore album, 2000 WATTS (RCA),
was released in May, 2001.
formerly one of MTV's favorite VJs. His acting roles have included guest-starring
appearances in the long-running television series Moesha, Martin and Hanging
With Mr. Cooper.
Additionally, the actor
appeared in a popular, global television commercial for Coca-Cola (the kid in
headphones singing on the bus), which put him in the spotlight and helped him
gain international recognition.
One of the most sought
after African-American male models in the nation, Tyrese has been featured in
numerous print and television ad campaigns for such top brands as Tommy Hilfiger. As a top male model, he had an exclusive sponsorship with Guess?, which
included everything from advertising and promotions to special guest appearances
In addition to
appearances and performing, Tyrese is a dedicated community activist, focusing
his efforts on assisting inner city youth. He founded a non-profit organization,
the Tyrese Gibson Watts Foundation, whose ultimate goal is to build youth
community centers in the city of Watts. In the summer of 2000, Tyrese started
his own annual charity event, Watts Day, a fundraising performance by a group of
artists giving back to the community in which they were raised.
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