Tyrese has been making headlines recently because of his ongoing feud with Dwayne Johnson over the Fast & Furious spin-off. The singer-turned-actor took to Instagram to announce that he’s tapping into his Hip Hop alter ego, Black Ty, to release a forthcoming rap album. Before you judge, hear us out.

Tyrese says his double album Identity theft will change Hip Hop. In addition, the singer says the album is “Jay’s spirit, PAC’s Soul and Sonically Dre’s Ears”. That’s a very high bar to set for someone is known for singing and acting, not rapping. He acknowledged that many fans will try to box him in a particular category due to his resume, but he promises that this project is “far from play play”.

The “Signs of Love Making Singer” previewed a ghost writer reference track, presumably of a song named “I Do This For The Culture” featuring Future. He didn’t mention a tentative release date, but he will be giving the people at Roc Nation an early listen. What do you think about the project so far from the preview below?