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Teyana Taylor Talks New Album, Working With Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, Being an Activist & More

Teyana Taylor Talks New Album, Working With Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, Being an Activist & More

Teyana Taylor sat with Nick Cannon Mornings to talk about her new album, her album release party and the meaning behind the concept, working with Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, her evolution of being an artist, dealing with finding purpose in life, being an activist and more

When asked about her star-studded album release party, the R&B singer tells Nick, “What I wanted to do was create these art installations and the album is broken up into 5 sections, which is A.L.B.U.M. which spells out ‘album’ but it’s a different studio room. So I wanted the rooms to match the emotions. I didn’t want to do the same thing where everyone is kinda standing in one spot the whole hour or however long the album is. So I wanted people to feel the room. She continued, so if studio L was about lust and sexual desires when you go into that room, that’s what it feels like… it feels like sex. And then you have studio U, where it’s like acrylic piano, flowers, and candy everywhere. It really matched the vibe and all the different emotions. It was more of an experience than a party.”

Nick and Teyana also talked about having so many talents but only being able to have the opportunity to showcase small offerings of it for the world. Teyana tells Nick, “It’s definitely frustrating, it’s times where I actually cry and I kinda have to have conversations with GOD. Not “questioning” him, but more so asking what my purpose is. Like, you’re not letting me lead… it’s always something that keeps coming. It’s like let me know what my journey is and what my purpose is so I can get the job done. But I also realize I do a lot of stuff the supernatural way, and sometimes they say, the good guy finishes last, so I don’t necessarily have a certain push behind me, so a lot of the s*&t that I do is super pure. ”

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