VIXEN Chat: Teedra Moses Talks “The Lioness,” Rick Ross + Kreayshawn Beef
Nice! Now going back to MMG, how come you weren’t on the compilation album?
I was on the compilation album, but I came into the situation when it was almost done.I flew out to New York and just did some vocals on some records, I did a hook on a couple records, but I didn’t really do a song because it really was a rap album. And I’m not the kind of person that will force myself into a position, you know? It has to be organically done, and I just had to play my position. One of my favorite records is the first record, “Self Made.” I’m singing harmonies, and I feel that I’m a really good arranger and I use my instrument well. I think that’s a perfect example of me putting my impact on a record without me saying one word. I was on there, but I wasn’t on there in the sense of having a whole record or a whole verse. We tried some of that, but it was just kind of forced. I’m not into that. It’s not about quantity; it’s about quality, and I think the places where I was placed on a record were in quality places where my voice was highlighted.
Tell us one thing you’ve learned about or from each of the guys since signing – Ross, Meek, Wale, all of them.
You know what I learned? They’re very hungry, and they’re very competitive. They don’t sleep; they just work, work, work, work, work. They try to consistently make music, and it’s really inspirational to me. They’re not dominating rap music because of some fluke; they really put in the grind. I look at Rick Ross, and he really amps everybody up to just go out and do a great job, so that’s kind of what I take from them.
That’s what’s up. Audra The Rapper is known to be an affiliate of MMG. What’s your relationship like with her?
You know, I’ve never really talked to Audra. We’ve talked on Twitter a couple of times, but I just liked her off rip. I don’t know her too distinctively, but I like Audra because she just says what she wants to say. We were supposed to work together, but it never has panned out. I haven’t had the chance to make a close relationship with her, but I think she’s talented and I like her personality. She also works hard. I’ve always admired people paving their own way. I fuck with her.
Dope! So final question, and I have to ask, what’s your take on the whole Rick Ross and Kreayshawn beef? Because I know they got into a little something backstage at the VMAs.
Girrrl! [Laughs] I didn’t know they had beef. I’ve heard of Kreayshawn, but I really don’t know who she is like that. I really don’t think Ross is affected, though – I can tell you that part.
[Laughing] Okay, well is there anything you’d like to add?
Nah, man, I’m here, I’m working hard, I’m prepping for a really good sophomore album to finally, finally come out. And in case people missed the July 4th release of Luxurious underGrind, I would ask them to please go download it at www.teedramoses.net [Laughs]