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In-Depth Look At Tyrese's Path To Celebrity In Doc 'Black Rose That Grew Through Concrete'

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 26, 2013 11:12 AM
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Ahead of his appearances in Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, as well as Fast & Furious 6, multi-hyphenate Tyrese Gibson, will offer audiences what is purported to be an in-depth look at his humble beginnings, in a new documentary titled Black Rose That Grew Through Concrete

From growing up in Watts, surrounded by gangs, drugs, and crime, to working to make his dreams a reality, to when he was first *discovered,* on route to celebrity - the documentary will highlight it all.

The film will be released on his website - - on March 31st.

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Adam Scott Thompson | March 26, 2013 10:28 PMReply

    To me, he will ALWAYS be dude at the back of the bus singing, "Always Coca-Cola!"

  • Donella | March 26, 2013 2:52 PMReply

    I'm okay with Tyrese, but this biting of Tupac's title doesn't sit right.

  • ? | March 26, 2013 1:35 PMReply

    I don't get it ... why the hate? What has Tyrese said/done to deserve being called a "'black as ish' jerk off?" And how is saying that NOT an example of colorism?

  • Katie | March 26, 2013 3:43 PM

    What BLUTOPAZ said. If he doesn't want people to associate to HIS skin color with feces, then he shouldn't have compared the two. He could have compared his skin to the midnight sky or onyx--something beautiful, but no, he used "ish."

  • BluTopaz | March 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    He referred to HIMSELF as "black as ish", google it.

  • BluTopaz | March 26, 2013 1:14 PMReply

    Remember when the word 'documentary' still had some cachet to it? This z lister will probably get booked on the Steve Harvey show to advertise this "film"; and they will spend the entire hour giving free advice to Black women.

  • PK | March 26, 2013 10:32 PM

    Tyrese is annoying with his fake-deep tweets and his relationship book but he's been a successful artist and lead in high profile movies for a while so he def is not a Z-list and has a fanbase. Welps

  • sosgemini | March 26, 2013 7:40 PM

    ^^No disrespect to the dude but an entire documentary on his path to semi-celebrity? Seems like something more appropriate for that hateful network that carries Unsung.

  • Katie | March 26, 2013 12:08 PMReply

    I side eye any black woman that supports this "black as ish" jerk off.

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