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I’m sure you were somewhere getting in your feelings to the jams of these ladies. If not, you were pretending to be more cultured because you knew the words to Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” either way, the women behind some of our favorite emotional jams had more talent in their pinky fingers than most singers had in their whole bodies. Many achieved a pretty good level of success, and some are happy just making music, but they’re very underrated to us.
Any other Teedra Moses fans in the house???
Child, “Take Me” and “Be Your Girl” are my jams! But anyway, if you are, I’m sure you’ve been waiting for a new album for a while now. Since Moses signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group back in 2011, over the years she has dropped some mixtapes here and there, and continued touring. But word is that a new album is coming this summer, June 25 to be specific, and it will be called The Empress Pride Collection. Here’s a romantic new single from the upcoming album, produced by Thaddeus Dixon, called “Can’t Be Luv.” On the pulsating electro R&B meets rock-inspired track, Moses croons about a volatile love that she’s not sure about, but really wants to make happen: “The more I realize, there ain’t no use in fronting/I got the need to feed and you got the need to please/Baby we could just do something/Cause this could be for a lifetime/But I can’t get caught up with that…”
The song also has some Prince-inspired moments in it for me, specifically in the bridge when she repeatedly says that “At times I wonder you” and “In the morning when I wake and bake, I wonder you.” Definitely reminiscent of Prince’s “I Wonder U” from the Under The Cherry Moon album, also about a possible love that never leaves ones mind. Either way though,”Can’t Be Luv” is definitely a smooth jam for our ears and we’re glad to hear any new jams from Ms. Moses. How about you? Check out the track below and let us know if it’s a pass or play for you!
If you want a blueprint on how to solidify a respected music career without being a household name, look up Teedra Moses. The very talented songstress has built a very faithful following from only one album and five mixtapes. The BOSS himself Rick Ross loved her music so much (and respected that she worked with one of his favorite artists Raphael Saadiq) that he recruited her into the Maybach Music Group. Since dropping the career defining Complex Simplicity in 2004, Moses tells us that she’s been touring, raising her twin sons, and working on her new album with MMG entitled The Lioness.
Check out the riveting interview and let us know what you think. Bet you’ll learn something new about the Ms. Moses.
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Although many know Teedra Moses as the songstress behind “Backstroke” and “Be Your Girl,” many think of her as their personal therapist. Like a thorough instruction manual, her albums have a song for every occasion. Needless to say, when I got the opportunity to speak to Ms. Moses… I had a lot of questions. The usual queries before an interview were amplified: Would she be mean? Will she not relate? Is she really in tune with her music?
I soon realized she was the complete opposite of all my predispositions. The New Orleans native who has written for Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Trina and Macy Gray not only sings the truth, she speaks it. From her relationship with her children’s father to her audience not reaching mainstream, she kept it 100 percent honest.
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