Model-turned-R+B star Tyrese Gibson is planning to kickstart his rap career on new album Alter Ego with a little help from pals Ice Cube, The Game and Snoop Dogg.

The HOW YOU GONNA ACT LIKE THAT? crooner's new release will be a double album with R+B tracks on one side and hip-hop on the other.

For the rap tracks, Gibson will go by the name of BLACK TY.

Snoop, The Game and Ice Cube are among the guests on the new album.