*Tyrese is ready to get back to the recording studio and has signed a deal with Alicia Keys’ former manager Jeff Robinson and MBK Entertainment.

It’s been nearly five years since the chocolate love song singer released anything. His first and only album, “Alter Ego” is basically the last bit of “newness” fans can get from him.

In the meantime, he’s been consulting with fans about the title of his upcoming album via Twitter. He’s been flirting with “Open Invitation.”

He’s also working on a book, “How to Get Out of Your Own Way” due out April 7.