This happened fast!
TLC was NOT waiting for anyone!
Who would have thought that all of this HIGHlarity would come out a case of mistaken identity via gmail?!
And then go on to benefit such a worthy, fantastic cause?!
Amber Tamblyn, you have stolen our heart!
As we reported, the actress decided to pull an amazing prank on Tyrese, who contacted her via e-mail after confusing her account name for Amber Rose and invited her to collaborate with him on some music…which led to what she describes as Awareness Raps! (Which can be heard above and below1)
Long story short, Tyrese proved that he was a big baby by not appreciating the joke, Amber proved that she actually could spit some serious rhymes, and now, she's releasing her masterwork, now titled Respectfully, The Tyrese Sessions, with re-recorded vocals and new, original backing tracks from Dan The Automater - and all to help stop violence against women!
So many folks over the last couple of weeks have asked me to make these songs downloadable which I couldn’t do because while I made up the lyrics, the music was not mine. So I asked my friend Dan The Automator (of Gorillaz and Handsome Boy Modeling School) to write new music for each track and I re-recorded the vocals with some extra new Thugessness added to each one. (And yes, the Sessions poster is a picture of me from Halloween at age 6 dressed up as a warrior.)
Dan and I threw this together for you (very literally, over night) and we hope you enjoy them, ESPECIALLY because 100% of their proceeds will go directly to The Respect Project, a brand new fund of the 501c3 nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society which will disburse grants to organizations who run creative writing workshops for women and girls and those working to end violence against women, such as The Safe Zone Foundation. You can donate as much or as little as you want. Every cent (even if it is literally only a cent) is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Extra special thanks to the other inspirers, friends and people who helped to make this happen: April Jones, Mindy Nettifee, Chris Palko (Cage), Syd Butler, Ryan Fagman & French Kiss Records.
So obviously, enjoy the re-worked versions!
But you should DEFINITELY still go and download the mp3 versions yourself HERE and help such an incredible organization!
And keep the rhymes coming, gurl!
You may very well become the next great hip-hop star!