First let me give a Johnny Gil, MY MY MY!!!! Then check out this new vibe in music. Teedra I don’t know where you have been but we are looking forward to more and more of your music.
Released in today’s edition of The WCN Trasnmedia Music News picked up by contributors on Twitter had you grace todays cover.
So okay I saw your pretty face and decided to dig deeper and am I so glad I did. Not just another pretty face hon. Love the vibe and found myself Caught Up. We wish you well at WCN and look forward to much more to come. Hit us up if we can help you monetize your Music Videos creating additional revenue for yourself. I know a number of Fashion Designers that would love to work with you.
Teedra Moses was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a gospel singing mother, Shirley Moses. She later moved to California with her mother and three siblings after her parents’ separation. Moses brought a little bit of that fervor to her own vocal style when she began singing professionally. The final song on her debut album, “I Think of You (Shirley’s Song)”, is dedicated to her late mother.
Prior to becoming a recording artist, Moses worked with her best friend Nonja McKenzie as an assistant wardrobe stylist for artists such as Will Smith, Kelis, R. Kelly, and No Doubt. It was after breaking her leg on a video set that Moses decided to follow her heart and begin making music.
Following this epiphany, Moses teamed up with producer, Paul Poli and signed with the Indie Record Label, TVT Records to release her debut album Complex Simplicity in August 2004. Complex Simplicity included fourteen tracks all self-penned by Moses with dominant production by Poli; which lead to the well deserved executive production credit by both Moses & Poli. The album underperformed on the U.S. chart, debuting and peaking at number one hundred and sixty-eight on the Billboard 200. However, the album was Critically Acclaimed and otherwise found success on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, the Top Independent Albums, and the Top Heatseekers, reaching number twenty, number eleven, and number ten, respectively.
In addition to executive producing and penning all the lyrics on her own project, Moses has written songs for other artists including Nivea, Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige and others. She was featured on and co-wrote two songs from Raphael Saadiq‘s 2004 album Ray Ray, “Chic” and “I Want You Back”. Her songs have been showcased in the Logo series Noah’s Arc as well as in the HBO hit show Entourage, movies such as Never Die Alone, Beauty Shop, and Be Cool.
Though Moses has not released a studio album in 6 years she can be found touring and doing live shows on a regular basis. From March to November 2010 Moses has been a spokes model on the Lady Hennessy Tour. In addition, Moses continues to release underground all original mixtapes for her fans to enjoy while she awaits a new label deal caused by the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed in 2008 by the now defunct TVT Records.
On March 25, 2011, it was announced that Moses had signed to rapper Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group via Warner Bros. Records as its first female artist. Her second studio album entitled The Lioness is scheduled to be released there sometime in 2011.
- 2003: “Still in Love” — from Nivea‘s album Nivea
- 2004: “Dip It Low” — from Christina Milian‘s album It’s About Time
- 2004: Complex Simplicity – debut album entirely written by Teedra Moses
- 2004: “Chic” and “I Want You Back” – from Raphael Saadiq‘s album “Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray”
- 2005: “Get Up on Ya Gangsta” — from Teairra Marí‘s album Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Marí
- 2006: “Here We Go” — from Trina‘s album Glamorest Life
- 2006: “So Lady” — from the Japanese and international edition of Mary J. Blige‘s album The Breakthrough
- 2007: “Finally Made Me Happy“, “Ghetto Love”, and “AEIOU” — from Macy Gray‘s album Big
|2004||“Be Your Girl”||—||87||Complex Simplicity|
|“You’ll Never Find (A Better Woman)” (featuring Jadakiss)||—||86|
|2005||“You Better Tell Her”||—||—|
|2011||“R U 4 Real”||—||—||The Young Lioness|
- The Young Hustla Compilation (2004)
- Young Hustla Compilation Vol II: Live from the Jungle (2007)
- Royal Patience… A Love Journey (2010)
- Lionhearted – Young Hustla Vol III (2011)
- 2003: “Hot 1” and “I’m That Gangsta” — Ras Kass
- 2003: “Realize” — Bravehearts
- 2004: “Chic” and “I Want You Back” — Raphael Saadiq
- 2005: “Put That Thang Down” — Ying Yang Twins
- 2005: “Here We Go” — from Trina‘s album Glamorest Life (the album features the song’s version with Kelly Rowland)
- 2008: “Get Yours” – Raheem DeVaughn
- 2004: Seagram’s Gin Live
- 2004: Live In London
- 2005: Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray
- 2007: Heineken Red Star Soul
- 2008: Turn It Up
- 2010: Lady Hennessy