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TEYANA TAYLOR - FROM OBSCURITY TO R&B REVELATION

TEYANA TAYLOR - FROM OBSCURITY TO R&B REVELATION

With what should future generations rank the musical stars of this era? Album sales? Or talent?

I found myself asking this question after listening to Teyana Taylor’s latest release, K.T.S.E. It’s a solid album, and perhaps the revelation of the year in terms of a good R&B album. It possesses all the ingredients of a classic: novelty and familiarity, grit and vulnerability, plus a more than competent voice in the form of Taylor.

It also makes shrewd use of some forgotten classics. But I fear in the glut of all this other stuff - Kanyé, bigger A&R budgets, short attention spans and no visuals (plus her supposed displeasure with the released project) the album may not get the support - or the longevity - it deserves.

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