In April, Tyrese released the stirring ballad “Shame,” featuring Jennifer Hudson, off the upcoming short film of the same name. It’s a Denzel Washington-produced, cinematic musical accompaniment to the single and Tyrese’s double album, Black Rose, dropping later this year.
Presented by Tyrese’s label Voltron Recordz, Tyrese is cast in the 23-minute film as an “up-and-coming musician in 1968, on tour and with the means to climb the top of the charts. He’s got all the right moves and things to say, but a mean streak and nasty substance abusive personality.” Hudson will play his wife, “A woman, whose strength and experience keeps her grounded despite her husband’s shortcomings and infidelity,” a press release states. The trailer shows just that: Ty's character's demons plagues his behavior, as he becomes abusive towards his wife, Hudson's character.