Still can’t get over Kanye West’s epic “Fade” visual starring Teyana Taylor? I can’t either. I've been in the gym ever since! But why is mainstream America acting like Teyana Taylor hasn’t been famous for years? People really don’t understand how amazing she is, whether she’s dancing, slaying Lil' Kim tributes or singing her soul out.
In a world where trap music and party anthems reign supreme, Teyana Taylor delivered one of the best, true-to-definition R&B albums in recent years with 2014’s VII. Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Records, the soulful album slipped under most radars. But that doesn’t change the fact that Teyana is musically gifted.
Now that she’s the internet’s latest “discovery,” it’s time to fall (or re-fall) in love with Teyana, the R&B songstress.
Here's a list of her 7 best songs. Stop sleeping and check them out!
What’s even crazier than that post-baby body? Those vocals! Those lyrics! Whew! Teyana is way too underrated. The world needs to hear this.
“Maybe” (feat. Pusha T & Yo Gotti)
“Maybe” is the jam. We need more where this came from. Def Jam needs to stop playing.
Pure '90s R&B genius right here. Teyana came through with something super sensual. This is going on that special playlist — you know what I'm talking about…you have one too. Don’t lie.
Moral of the story: Keep your private life private. Clearly, that’s been working for Teyana and Iman. *Takes notes*
“Put Your Love On”
Uptempo Teyana plays no games. Imagine the video she’d cook up for this. We’re tired already!
“Christmas In Harlem” (featuring Kanye West, CyHi The Prince)
The modern hood Christmas anthem.
“Bliss” (featuring John Legend)
Teyana Taylor and John Legend’s vocals were meant for each other. Bliss, indeed.
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Young black writer, photographer, daydreamer + hip-hop and R&B junkie. Follow me on Twitter @DanteMarquis where I’m probably talking dope new music, debating the “Topic of the day”, or crying laughing at #BlackTwitter’s excellence.