Personnel: Craig Love, Gregg Landfair (guitar); Chris De La Fuente "Red" (acoustic guitar); Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean (strings); Bryan-Michael Cox (piano, keyboards, drums, programming); Wali Ali, Rodney East (keyboards); Abel Garibaldi, Andy Gallas, Ian Mereness (programming); Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: John Frye; Aaron Renner; Dave Russell ; Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith; Phil Tan; Richard Furch.
Editor: Aaron Renner.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Arranger: R. Kelly.
On his fourth studio outing, 2006's two-disc ALTER EGO, R&B singer/actor Tyrese Gibson presents a collection divided between smooth, romantic slow jams (performed as "Black Ty") and more upbeat, hip-hop-oriented tunes. Highlights of the ambitious release include the sensual "Turn Ya Out" and "One," where Tyrese makes an uncharacteristic appeal for monogamy, as well as the funky "Roll Tha Dice," a slice of West Coast rap featuring none other than Snoop Dogg. Although Tyrese spent much of the time after '02's I WANNA GO THERE focusing on his movie career (2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, FOUR BROTHERS), ALTER EGO resoundingly proves that the former model is still committed to making music.