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Biography

Tyrese's rap alias that he's released 2 mixtapes and 1 solo album under.

Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978), often known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B artist and former male fashion model. After releasing several successful albums, he transitioned into a film career, with lead roles in several Hollywood films, including Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, and his latest, Waist Deep and Transformers.

Early life

Gibson was born in the Watts Quarter in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Locke High School. His mother, Priscilla, raised him and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson’s father left in 1983. Gibson’s career began when he won a talent show at the age of fourteen. An appearance in a 1997 Coca-Cola advertisement, singing the phrase “Always Coca-Cola”, led to wider fame, and at the age of seventeen he modeled for Tommy Hilfiger.

Career

Gibson, who was once a member of a rap group called Triple Impact, released his self-titled debut music album, which went platinum, in 1998; his second album, 2000 Watts, shares the name of the organization he founded to help inner city children. Gibson was given the role originally intended for the late Tupac Shakur in the 2001 film Baby Boy; the movie was a critical success and performed fairly at the box office.

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