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It Will Be More Him, More Music, More Seige Monstracity: The Beats Won’t Stop



Marcus aka Seige Monstracity was born in Detroit Michigan. The name Seige Monstracity was originated from him being a rapper. Always battling and competing with others from the hood, Seige was the name that they gave him! When he moved to LA and began working with Tyrese Gibson, he played records and people often said that he was a “Monstracity” meaning a beast or very good with his music. When he realized what it meant it the name stuck with him.


Seige has worked with several in the business such as Tyrese Gibson, the legendary Dr. Dre, David Banner, Busta Rhymes and more. But, there was one guy by the name of IV Duncan who gave Seige his chance. He did some tracks and Mr. Duncan liked his music. It was his first time working with someone who had experience with an artist. While recording his album he knew that he wanted to produce his music. Also hearing one of Red Man’s albums, Monstracity was more determined then ever to get on his grind as a producer.


Seige’s cousin bought him his first Triton and that’s when he began to make his own beats. He worked very hard to put his own spin on it. He stopped writing for a while that he was completely focused on making music and producing. Seige really began making a name for himself and had more exposure when he started working with R&B singer Tyrese Gibson. He was now exposed to rappers such as Busta Ryhmes.


Being in the entertainment business there are a lot of beefs or feuding that goes on. Some people may cause controversy between other artists and producers. Some artists decide to retaliate and others turn a blind eye and continue to be professional. Seige states, “ When you’re knew there will always be someone to give you the side eye because they don’t’ know who you are as an artist. I think it’s more so being new. I’m known but I’m not known to the masses.”


Being an artist Seige gives credit to Dr. Dre for allowing him to use his creativity freely on tracks. He would work on some beats and put his own spin on it. The beats that Dre used of Seige have always had his own sound on it. He was given the free lane to do what he wanted to do. Busta Rhymes also gave him freedom to put his own into it. “ Even working with the artist Kristal, she picks things that I would have never picked”, Seige says. Kristal also known as Kristal Lyndriette who is a female R&B singer signed to Tyrese Gibson’s new label, Voltron Recordz.


Seige is a very humble person and he answered my questions honestly and straightforward. Although he is working in the industry, he still works hard to stay in the industry and keeps that balance. Monstracity is clearly no stranger to hard work. “ It’s still hard and still a grind. No one is going to hand you your dream and say here”, he says. Seige’s gives a lot of credit to Tyrese Gibson for taking the time to give him a chance. “ Rese is my brother, we’ve been through a lot together and I’m thankful for him. I’m glad to know that I know him personally”, Seige says. I enjoyed interviewing Mr. Seige Monstracity. He personality draws you into the conversation and before you knew it we were laughing and joking. Seige made me feel comfortable and it was more like talking to a friend a phone then doing an interview. You don’t get this frequently when having to interview a celebrity so it was refreshing to talk to someone of his caliber.

Tyrese Gibson: Continues To Be What He Sees


Today I was honored by being part of a press day that the national R&B singer, writer, and actor Tyrese Gibson attended for the day. What a delight he was to interview! Tyrese began his career when he was 14 years old and did the monumental Coca-Cola commercial when he was 16 years old. After Cocoa Cola, Tyrese started to push out album after album. One of his singles “ Stay” was on the charts for 11 weeks in a row! While listening to Tyrese answer questions, one cannot help but to be amazed at how much he has grown in the music and film industry. When I asked about how he got started in music. Tyrese stated, “ I didn’t think I would be where I am today. I wanted to be a trash man when I was a kid. So I feel like everything in my life and career still feels new to me.”

Upon hearing such an accomplished man say he wanted to be something as common as a trash, man for me was a WOW moment. He has inspired as a writer to expand and continue with my career, and further my dreams of being a writer. I was also impressed that he spoke more about his artists Seige Monstracity who is a hip hop producer and currently working with Dr. Dre and  Kenyon Dixon who is a GREAT singer and songwriter. Hearing their story was incredible. Kudos to you both! I can’t wait to see what else they will bring to the table. They too spoke about their music and how they enjoyed working with Mr. Gibson.
I was surprised to hear Tyrese tell me about his musical career that he does not like to sing in the studio, as he prefers to sing live. “I’d much rather perform live and in concert then to be in the studio for that many hours. When I asked what he was inspired by, he told me “I’m inspired by femininity. When I’m in the studio, I love to have women around me. I like for them to watch me to react to certain words and songs.” His answer didn’t surprise me at all because he loves to sing about love and relationships.
Tyrese has been in the business for 17 years and he now has his own artist by the name of Kristal Lyndriette Smith. From Gastonia, North Carolina Kristal and has a voice that will be remembered. She is managed by Mark Pitts. Kristal’s new single Silhouette will be out very soon.


Tyrese does enjoy social media and views it as a congregation. Tyrese sees “ Every person on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram are a human being, it’s not just a concept. They are waiting, watching and listening for whatever you are about to post.” He sees the value and the people that follow him. “ I am the most shameless Twitterer, Face booker, and Instagramer. You will experience what I want you to see and the experience that comes with me.”


I know that you want to know what is Tyrese working on now?? There are some GREAT things in store for you Tyrese fans! Tyrese is writing a book, his third book in fact titled “Black Rose” which is also the name of his solo album, and a 7-part documentary. I look forward to his solo album, as it will be his last one. Yes, folks, you read right, Black Rose is Tyrese’s last solo album but he will be doing another album with TGT! His final solo album Black Rose is a double album with the first side title “ Black Rose and the second, “ Black Ty”.


I told Tyrese that he makes his work look easy and it looks fun. He responded with, “ Thank you, I’m blessed to be able to enjoy the opportunities that I’m given. Adding that he couldn’t help but to get excited that his new film “Fast 7” with director James Wan who is directing the film and featuring once again Dwayne Johnson.


Tyrese is also in a new film titled “ Black Nativity which will be in theatres November 27th, 2013.Tyrese has several projects which he gave me the exclusive of his clothing line and a fragrance for women called, “ Sweet Lady” which is from his hit, “ Sweet Lady” on his album Tyrese. His clothing line Sweet Lady will not have men’s clothing but it will have women’s clothing and apparel.
“ You can’t get points today for yesterday’s game.” He says, “ If you’ve made MVP last week, that’s it, it’s over”. How very inspirational!


I must say that this was the best Halloween that I have ever had. I have been a fan of Tyrese since he was 16 when he did the Coca Cola commercial. I love his music, books, and films Tyrese has shown me in one night what I have been trying to understand through my whole life to live your dream and seize the moment. Tyrese is humble, genuine and a hard worker. I thank him for allowing me to interview him during his busy schedule. The knowledge that he has endured through the years and he is humble to share it freely with his fans I’m grateful for this day to have met such a nice, sweet man. I look forward to getting to know Mr. Gibson more through his words, music, and films. “I enjoyed the fact that Mr. Tyrese Gibson acknowledged me personally while interviewing him and I didn’t feel like I was apart of the press but like a normal person. “


“ I never look forward to sleep because I dream with my eyes open. I want to become the things I see.”~ Tyrese




To contact Tyrese Gibson he can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.