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When rapper Tyrese saw the name Amber Rose on a cc'd email, he contacted her asking to collaborate on some tracks. Only problem is it was Amber Tamblyn, and she decided to have some fun with him. (site NSFW, bad language in demos)

While the conversation is somewhat entertaining, it's Tamblyn's demos that make this.

Splits
Dancefloor Etiquette
Contraception Matters
All in Favor
posted by yellowbinder (67 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
Before this post I don't think I could have told you anything about Amber Tamblyn (including, probably, whether she exists) but now she is my favorite.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:00 PM on March 2, 2012


'Who wants to get Mexican food?'
posted by shakespeherian at 2:01 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


She should've gotten (her fiancé) David Cross involved.
posted by supercres at 2:01 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why? It's brilliant as it is. Mental and hysterical. B-list trollin'.
And All in Favor has some genius bits.
posted by Iteki at 2:03 PM on March 2, 2012 [9 favorites]


Amber Tamblyn is engaged to David Cross?!
posted by kmz at 2:04 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


It is so hard to find good collaborators.
posted by malocchio at 2:05 PM on March 2, 2012


Damn! I now want to buy a rap album by Amber Tamblyn, and, even though I am a long-time Amber Tamblyn fan, that's not a sentence I would've said this morning.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:07 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


kmz: "Amber Tamblyn is engaged to David Cross?!"

You never saw the sex video yet?
posted by symbioid at 2:10 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


She was great on the Unusuals, but she was even better on that last track.
posted by SharkParty at 2:13 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


!!! Good thing there's no one around me right now because I was laughing like a maniac by the end of the demos. I hope she puts out a full album.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 2:19 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is amazing. Amber Tamblyn is now my favorite rapper. She should start beef with Childish Gambino for maximum comedy.
posted by Maaik at 2:19 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


Perhaps Dr. House would have been more fond of her had she used some of this ...language. And, conversely I can see why Mr. Cross IS.
posted by obscurator at 2:24 PM on March 2, 2012


That All in Favor track is better than anything MIA's done in the last 5 years.
posted by Flashman at 2:33 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Amber Tamblyn is engaged to David Cross?!
posted by kmz at 2:04 PM on March 2 [2 favorites +] [!]


She married David Cross. You know, the guy who railed against marriage.
posted by basicchannel at 2:33 PM on March 2, 2012


Amber Tamblyn needs to put out an EP
posted by Harpocrates at 2:39 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


She married David Cross.

Not according to the internets.
posted by mrnutty at 2:41 PM on March 2, 2012


Sometimes I really get a kick out of reading things like this, but in this case I can't help but cringe. Probably because Tyrese didn't do anything wrong.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:51 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Baby my idea of a party ain't herpes /
ain't pussy scurvy /
I don't get down with dirty slurpees
so wrap it up /
like an award show acceptance speech /


I dunno, I think Tyrese may have missed the boat on that one. That's pretty tight.
posted by nathancaswell at 2:52 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


Joan of Arcadia laying down tracks. I like it.
posted by Fizz at 2:53 PM on March 2, 2012


Her voice is actually not bad at all.
posted by desjardins at 2:56 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd pick this up. Or at least download it.
posted by me3dia at 3:00 PM on March 2, 2012


Her voice is actually not bad at all.

She comes from a musical family. Her dad Russ got an Oscar nomination for playing Riff in West Side Story, and her uncle Larry played keyboards for the Standells.
posted by jonp72 at 3:12 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


her uncle Larry played keyboards for the Standells.

!!!
posted by Maaik at 3:14 PM on March 2, 2012


I love that Tyrese's sig is 'Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson.'

It goes great with messages like 'Hit me now' and 'What u on?'
posted by box at 3:24 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


Russ is a friend I mine's uncle and I want her to introduce us so bad.

I mean being Riff is enough, but after his 2011 showing up in Drive and Todd Margaret, dude is just the coolest in my Big Book of Coolnesses.

Can't believe he's almost 80.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 3:33 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's hilarious because she messed with a hip-hop musician! Rap isn't real music anyway, so it's totally justified to fuck with and humiliate a fellow artist, am I right?
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:34 PM on March 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


I love that Tyrese's sig is 'Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson.'

It goes great with messages like 'Hit me now' and 'What u on?'


Because no one who uses slang is capable of ever being respectful in any context.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:35 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


drjimmy11, I believe you are taking this too personally.

Respectfully,

graventy
posted by graventy at 3:36 PM on March 2, 2012 [29 favorites]


He was most positive about a song that included the lyric "splits on your eyelids."

To each their own.
posted by shortyJBot at 3:47 PM on March 2, 2012


It's hilarious because she messed with a hip-hop musician! Rap isn't real music anyway, so it's totally justified to fuck with and humiliate a fellow artist, am I right?

I don't know, I thought it was pretty funny, and I like hip-hop. It doesn't seem all that mean-spirited to me.

Because no one who uses slang is capable of ever being respectful in any context.

It's not that, it's the juxtaposition of extremely informal language with a very formal signature.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:49 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


You know what I like? I like that she sends these demos, and he's absolutely, unquestionably honest in his assessments about them being terrible. "That song was not it ... not even remotely" and "That was trash", indeed. You have to respect a potential co-collaborator who doesn't pull punches.

and I suspect the real Amber Rose is probably grateful he heard the songs, judged them trash, and from this decided it wasn't her.
posted by davejay at 3:57 PM on March 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


Her dad Russ got an Oscar nomination for playing Riff in West Side Story

He also prescribed drugs to Laura Palmer.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:00 PM on March 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


I love the "We can make it real...I'm sitting on a lot of magic" response. We've all been there, Tyrese.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:01 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


It's hilarious because she messed with a hip-hop musician! Rap isn't real music anyway, so it's totally justified to fuck with and humiliate a fellow artist, am I right?

If you get random text messages out of the blue and you DON'T mess with the sender a little bit, you are soulless and should ask God for your money back.
posted by delfin at 4:05 PM on March 2, 2012 [9 favorites]


What a jerk.

If you're pranking a complete stranger at least have the class to cushion the blow a bit at the end. Explain who you are, and how the circumstance came about that you're pranking them. Plus, pranking someone you don't know means they can't really get you back, which is kind of low.

Still kinda funny. But she's definitely a jerk.
posted by billyfleetwood at 4:18 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well it is on the internets now so he will find out eventually. I don't think it was too terrible, he just assumed she was Amber Rose and she just played along. Kind of a trip that he got pranked by someone more famous than the person he was actually trying to contact.
posted by Ad hominem at 4:31 PM on March 2, 2012


For what it's worth, this is who Tyrese was trying to reach.
posted by mhum at 4:33 PM on March 2, 2012


I don't even feel like he comes off badly here.
posted by milk white peacock at 4:36 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


mhum, please tell me that's a joke...
posted by naoko at 4:38 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


While it's kind of shitty that she didn't reveal herself to him in the end, I have to agree with Ad hominem.
posted by asnider at 4:40 PM on March 2, 2012


she didn't reveal herself to him in the end

She signed her full name on the last two emails - that seems sufficient?
posted by naoko at 4:46 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Kind of a trip that he got pranked by someone more famous than the person he was actually trying to contact.

Google search results for "Amber Tamblyn":
About 3,340,000 results

Google search results for "Amber Rose":
About 16,100,000 results

(For the record, I didn't know who either one of them was.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:48 PM on March 2, 2012


She signed her full name on the last two emails - that seems sufficient?

Fair point. I missed that. Still, it would have been funnier to have come clean at the end, IMO.
posted by asnider at 4:51 PM on March 2, 2012


Google search results for "Amber Tamblyn":
About 3,340,000 results

Google search results for "Amber Rose":
About 16,100,000 results

Wow, that is crazy.

Amber Rose is engaged to Wiz Khalifa, who is regarded as straight baby thighs
posted by Ad hominem at 4:52 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


The comparison of hits on google doesn't work. There are a huge number of false positives for "Amber Rose" and virtually none for "Amber Tamblyn".
posted by Justinian at 4:56 PM on March 2, 2012


Man, Dancefloor Etiquette is on some Kool Keith shit.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 6:15 PM on March 2, 2012


It's hilarious because she messed with a hip-hop musician! Rap isn't real music anyway, so it's totally justified to fuck with and humiliate a fellow artist, am I right?

Take it easy, Tyrese.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:26 PM on March 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


I don't even feel like he comes off badly here.

Except for that fact that he wanted to collaborate with Amber Rose.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:56 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


It's not at all creepy that Amber Tamblyn is married/engaged to David Cross.
posted by xmutex at 6:57 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


For what it's worth, this is who Tyrese was trying to reach.

That song was not it … Not even remotely …. Just keepin it real. That was trash
posted by Hoopo at 7:16 PM on March 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


Can someone translate "I got 6 hot ones for u"?
posted by falameufilho at 7:24 PM on March 2, 2012


falameufilho: Translation: "I'm weirdly proud of my mediocrity."
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:34 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think he's saying he's got 6 beats he's planning on working with and she could collaborate with him on one.
posted by Hoopo at 7:34 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I require a teamup of Amber & Flight of the Conchords, with a mashmix of "Dance Floor Etiquette"/"Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor."
posted by nicebookrack at 7:44 PM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


or that
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:45 PM on March 2, 2012


Tyrese is an R&B singer.
posted by Danila at 7:58 PM on March 2, 2012


symbioid: "You never saw the sex video yet?"

I just swallowed my tongue.
posted by Bonzai at 8:05 PM on March 2, 2012


Tyrese is an R&B singer.

Yeah, someone posted this post verbatim elsewhere and got roundly called out for that. I must confess I am unfamiliar with his work and his Wikipedia page said both R&B singer and rapper and I went with the latter, mistakenly it seems. Cheerfully withdrawn.

posted by yellowbinder at 8:12 PM on March 2, 2012


Oh I'm sorry. Yeah I see this was posted elsewhere (Neogaf??) and a lot of people mentioned that. Didn't mean to pile on! I just got hung up on the very first line of the FPP and could.not.go.on without clearing that up. It's a thing with me.

I don't know who Amber Tamblyn is but all of this seems like it was done without any malice.
posted by Danila at 8:18 PM on March 2, 2012


I would also like to point out that Tyrese is a fine figure of a man and made all three Transformers films much easier on the eyes.
posted by elizardbits at 9:40 PM on March 2, 2012


(possibly also the best part of the Fast and the Furious franchise. it's a franchise!)
posted by cendawanita at 10:00 PM on March 2, 2012


Like Arby's.
posted by maryr at 10:47 PM on March 2, 2012


Wow. Tara and the never-nude are getting married?

It's like one of those Ben and Jerry flavors where they just dump the whole refrigerator in there, and amazingly, it works.
posted by angrycat at 4:17 AM on March 3, 2012


God I hate soundcloud and it hates my browser setup right back. It's almost as dumb as Vimeo.
posted by srboisvert at 7:23 AM on March 3, 2012


srboisvert: "God I hate soundcloud and it hates my browser setup right back. It's almost as dumb as Vimeo."

You must like Youtube.
posted by dunkadunc at 7:32 AM on March 3, 2012


"All in Favor" is my vote for best song of the year. Seriously, I'd laughed and laughed until I got to this track and for a few seconds I was like, "Oh, yeah, shit, that's right, politics is fucked right now" and started to get real serious and nod along, but then she started talking about Mexican, and it was all over for me and I was laughing again.

Amber FTW!
posted by artemisia at 8:40 AM on March 3, 2012


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posted by alynnk at 5:54 PM on March 16, 2012


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