Teyana Taylor Covers Trace Magazine

Published: Saturday 8th Sep 2007 by Sam
{Spotted at Concreteloop}
Some of you may remember Teyana Taylor from an episode of MTV’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’. The Harlem native is hit-maker Pharrell Williams’ new protégé and is signed to his label Star Trak. A triple threat in her own right (she can sing, rap and dance), Teyana seems destined for big things. Below are extracts of her feature in the current issue of Trace Magazine where she speaks on how she taught Beyonce to dance, her alternate look and how she hooked up with Pharrell. Check it out:

On Teaching Beyonce:
Beyoncé even enlisted Teyana to teach her the dance for a segment in her “Ring The Alarm” video.

“She was mad focused and really wanted to learn,” recalls Teyana.

On Her Look:
“I always stood out as far as dressing,” she says. “I like to look different and people know me for that. My look is a mix of old-school hip-hop and skater.”

On Pharrell:
“I sang for the Senior Vice President of A&R at Universal, and he asked me the top five people I would really want to work with and my first three were Pharrell. It was crazy to meet him. I mean I love that dude and we connected,” Teyana recalls.

Pharrell couldn’t agree more, “I heard about how talented she was, and I wanted to meet her. I was impressed she could, sing, dance and rap, so we gave her a shot.”

Although she came across real bratty on the the show (which is the point of it, I guess), I was definitely feeling her whole ‘alternate’ vibe and the fact she’s bringing something different to the table. For more info on Teyana check out her Myspce: www.myspace.com/rockstarteyana

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  1. Anonymous September 8, 2007

    I kinda like her style

  2. jjlova06 September 8, 2007

    I’m likin her style and she seems like she could get somethin goin with herself. I hope she makes it.

  3. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    She has a horrible singing voice.

  4. Anonymous September 13, 2007

    who the hell is she??
    she wont get far.

  5. Anonymous September 19, 2007

    It’s “alternative vibe” and I think it’s a nice change. She’s breaking out from the pack. I haven’t heard her sing though. I might be taking the compliments back.

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