Album of the Week: TeeFLii – "STArr"
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:34:50
Beyond all of the legendary rappers who have risen out of the West Coast, it's got a history of big voices too. You can trace it way beyond Nate Dogg too. That brings us to TeeFLii and his brilliant full-length debut, STArr [Epic Records - iTunes link]. Whether with Dom Kennedy or YG, he's delivered some big hooks recently, but they get even bigger here.
The album captivates right out of the gate with "Action" as his voice soars, while that buttery smooth cadence takes hold. E-40 lends a booming verse to "Give It To Me," and one of the West's sharpest spitters Nipsey Hussle makes a spirited and slick cameo on "Hennessy & Weed." Chris Brown and TeeFLii make a bedroom-ready anthem on "Blue Lipstick." TeeFLii then fuels the solo stand outs "Change Your World" and "Love Over Money" with a dynamic delivery that immediately impresses.
TeeFLii emerges as one of R&B's biggest talents on STArr. It's essential listening from a new West Coast king.
What's your favorite TeeFLii song?
Watch the video for "24 Hours" featuring 2 Chainz!
Get the album on iTunes!