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K.T.S.E. yielded a gold-certified, Top 20 R&B/hip-hop hit in the form of "Gonna Love Me." Despite those significant firsts for Teyana Taylor, the singer and songwriter had misgivings about the 2018 LP, the last in a sequence of five like-sized G.O.O.D. Music titles inevitably branded as an installment in the Kanye West-guided "Wyoming sessions." Taylor hits the reset button with The Album. Its title effectively brushes aside both K.T.S.E. and her fine 2014 debut, VII. Almost 80 minutes in duration, this set even dwarfs the aggregate of the two preceding releases as if to leave no doubt that it's her definitive and unrestricted work. Taylor furthers the notion by starting The Album with recordings of husband Iman Shumpert's marriage proposal and his 911 call in response to the unexpected natural birth of their daughter Junie. Soon enough, Junie -- a few years older -- introduces the misty "Come Back to Me," and then the tranquil "Wake Up Love" floats past with Taylor's husband the provider of a devotional guest verse. After she revamps Erykah Badu's elusive-temptation tale "Next Lifetime" with a featured appearance from the originator, Taylor closes out the romantic segment with the Guy-interpolating bliss-out "Let's Build," duetting with Quavo in sincere and mellifluous style. Next is a grip of bedroom slow jams. None eclipse "Request" off VII, but the Kehlani collaboration "Morning" is a seductive delight, while the snaking (and accurately titled) "Boomin" is a treat for lovers of late-'90s R&B with explicit references to Blaque and much of the Swing Mob (plus an appearance from the latter's Missy Elliott). Confident diversions into breezy Afro-pop and underwater dancehall lead to a half-hour stretch covering various romantic woes. Taylor confronts, pleads, departs, regrets, and more, delivering a couple of her most riveting performances on "Concrete," all toxicity and torment, and "Still," a strong contender for the surrogate Jazmine Sullivan ballad of 2020. The Album is rounded out by an up-tempo trifecta that with each verse and chorus, all the way through Lauryn Hill's closing words of wisdom, increases in power.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

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1
Intro
00:02:47

Teyana Taylor, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Iman Shumpert, Spoken Word, AssociatedPerformer - Baruch Nembhard, ComposerLyricist - Mixx, Producer - Corey Cooper, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keithen "Bassman" Foster, Producer, Bass Guitar, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - Carrington Brown, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keithen Foster, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Come Back To Me Explicit
00:04:08

Junie, FeaturedArtist - William Roberts, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rick Ross, FeaturedArtist - Antea Birchett, ComposerLyricist - DJ Camper, Producer - Darhyl "DJ" Camper, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist - Anesha Birchett-Moody, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Wake Up Love Explicit
00:03:32

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Iman, FeaturedArtist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Swiff D, Producer - Cardiak, Producer - Carl McCormick, ComposerLyricist - Mally Mall, Producer - Iman Shumpert, ComposerLyricist - Jamal Rashid, ComposerLyricist - Kesington Kross, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alonzo "Zo" Harris, Piano, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Steve M. Thornton II, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Kes Kross, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Rebekah "Rose Gold" Muhammad, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Lowkey Explicit
00:04:17

Richard Roebuck, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, Producer, Additional Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Erica Wright, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles B. Simmons, ComposerLyricist - Erykah Badu, FeaturedArtist - David Harris, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Frank Alstin Jr., ComposerLyricist - Austin Owens, ComposerLyricist - James Foye III, ComposerLyricist - Scott Anthony, ComposerLyricist - Swagg R'celious, Producer, Additional Producer - Gabriel Lambirth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alonzo "Zo" Harris, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Keithen "Bassman" Foster, Producer, Bass Guitar, Additional Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Carrington Brown, Producer, Drums, Additional Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keithen Foster, ComposerLyricist - Ayo N Keyz, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ricky Ramos, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chloe Mitchell, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Let's Build
00:02:31

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cardiak, Producer - Carl McCormick, ComposerLyricist - Quavious Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Quavo, FeaturedArtist - Murda Beatz, Producer - Shane Lindstrom, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
1800-One-Night Explicit
00:02:32

Teyana Taylor, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - David Drake, Producer, Additional Producer - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Camper, Producer - Darhyl "DJ" Camper, ComposerLyricist - Mike Snell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Morning Explicit
00:04:47

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Miguel Jiminez, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Drake, Producer, Additional Producer - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kehlani, MainArtist - Baruch Nembhard, ComposerLyricist - Mixx, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kehlani Parrish, ComposerLyricist - Carrington Brown, Producer, Additional Producer - Tune Da Rula, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kes Kross, ComposerLyricist - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Miguel "Louis Gold" Jiminez, Producer - Rebekah "Rose Gold" Muhammad, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Boomin Explicit
00:05:31

Angel Lopez, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hannon Lane, Additional Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Missy Elliott, FeaturedArtist - Timbaland, Producer, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Timothy Mosley, ComposerLyricist - Robert Kelly, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Natina Reed, ComposerLyricist - Melissa Elliott, ComposerLyricist - Future, FeaturedArtist - Nayvadius Wilburn, ComposerLyricist - DJ Camper, Producer - Federico Vindver, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Justin Mosley, Producer, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Darhyl "DJ" Camper, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jordan Mosley, Producer, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
69 Explicit
00:02:41

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Drake, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Bellinger, ComposerLyricist - Uforo Ebong, ComposerLyricist - Paul Bender, ComposerLyricist - Naomi Saalfield, ComposerLyricist - Simon Mavin, ComposerLyricist - Perrin Moss, ComposerLyricist - Ray Keys, Producer - Carrington Brown, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Nija Charles, ComposerLyricist - Marlon Hampton, ComposerLyricist - Raymond Komba, ComposerLyricist - Bongo ByTheWay, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Killa Explicit
00:03:02

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mally Mall, Producer - Iman Shumpert, ComposerLyricist - Davido, FeaturedArtist - David Adeleke, ComposerLyricist - Baruch Nembhard, ComposerLyricist - Carrington Brown, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Tune Da Rula, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kes Kross, ComposerLyricist - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jamall Rashad, ComposerLyricist - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Bad Explicit
00:01:27

Rob Harris, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Hal Ritson, Keyboards, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Adlam, Keyboards, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Austin Owens, ComposerLyricist - James Foye III, ComposerLyricist - Mixx, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Ayo N Keyz, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Producer, Engineer, Additional Producer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sean Alaric, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Additional Producer, AssociatedPerformer - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Alexander Mitchell, Saxophone, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist - Barryon Nembhard, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Nembhard Barryon Basil, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Wrong Bitch Explicit
00:02:39

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joel White, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Austin Owens, ComposerLyricist - James Foye III, ComposerLyricist - Ayo N Keyz, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Shoot It Up Explicit
00:03:47

Sean Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Joshua Coleman, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Drake, Producer, Additional Producer - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Big Sean, FeaturedArtist - Iman Shumpert, ComposerLyricist - Austin Owens, ComposerLyricist - James Foye III, ComposerLyricist - Carrington Brown, Producer, Additional Producer - Ayo N Keyz, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Marco Mavy, Producer, Co-Producer - Sangria, Producer, Co-Producer - Xenia Karungu, ComposerLyricist - Marco Cuabra, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Bare Wit Me Explicit
00:02:08

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cardiak, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carl McCormick, ComposerLyricist - Iman Shumpert, ComposerLyricist - Bizness Boi, Producer, Drums, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - Andre Robertson, ComposerLyricist - Nija Charles, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ninety Four, Producer, Drums, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Marquise Dugar, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Lose Each Other Explicit
00:02:19

Mike Dean, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Uforo Ebong, ComposerLyricist - Ray Keys, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Badriia "Bibi" Bourelly, ComposerLyricist - Raymond Komba, ComposerLyricist - Bongo ByTheWay, Producer, Programmer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Concrete Explicit
00:03:57

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - NOVA WAV, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Travis Marsh, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist - Ira Andrews, ComposerLyricist - 1 One Ca$h, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Still Explicit
00:04:03

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - U.N.I., Producer, Co-Producer - Wallis Lane, Producer - Paimon Jahanbin, ComposerLyricist - Nima Jahanbin, ComposerLyricist - Aaron Goldstein, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Argaw Belay, ComposerLyricist - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist - Roberto Burgos, ComposerLyricist - Valerie Cooper, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Ever Ever
00:04:40

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lauryn Hill, ComposerLyricist - WYCLEF JEAN, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - NOVA WAV, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Try Again
00:02:58

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Orabiyi, ComposerLyricist - Mike "Scribz" Riley, Producer - Sean Momberger, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nija Charles, ComposerLyricist - Michael Blackburn, Producer, Guitar, Co-Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Friends Explicit
00:02:23

Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bobby Hebb, ComposerLyricist - Carvin Haggins, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Taalib Johnson, ComposerLyricist - Iman Shumpert, ComposerLyricist - NOVA WAV, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Engineer, Vocal Mix, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
How You Want It? Explicit
00:03:41

Keisha Spivey, ComposerLyricist - Nashiem Myrick, ComposerLyricist - Mason Betha, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Christian Ward, ComposerLyricist - Jahmal Gwin, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist - Sean Combs, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Bellinger, ComposerLyricist - Cardiak, Producer - Carl McCormick, ComposerLyricist - Joel White, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christian Combs, ComposerLyricist - Hitmaka, Producer - King Combs, FeaturedArtist - Lerron Carson, ComposerLyricist - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - BoogzDaBeast, Producer - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
Made It Explicit
00:03:18

Dwayne Carter, ComposerLyricist - Byron Thomas, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Terius Gray, ComposerLyricist - Jahmal Gwin, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kanye West, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Colin Leonard, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Morris Bailey, ComposerLyricist - James Sigler, ComposerLyricist - Walter Sigler, ComposerLyricist - NOVA WAV, Producer - Jacob Richards, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Seaberg, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - BoogzDaBeast, Producer, Co-Producer - DJ Riggins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

23
We Got Love
00:04:05

Mike Dean, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Teyana Taylor, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Vernon Bullock, ComposerLyricist - Jahmal Gwin, ComposerLyricist - Kanye West, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lauryn Hill, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hal Ritson, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Dawson, Mixer, Programmer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Noah Goldstein, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sharlene Hector, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Ingersoll, ComposerLyricist - Ronald Preyer, ComposerLyricist - Nathaniel Alford, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Adlam, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - 7 Aurelius, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Louise Clare Marshall, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Evan Mast, ComposerLyricist - Brendan Reilly, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jess Jackson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Solomon, ComposerLyricist - Jenna Felsenthal, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - E. Vax, Producer, Co-Producer - Zack Djurich, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Sean Solymar, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Snell, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BoogzDaBeast, Producer, Co-Producer - Denisia "@Blu_June" Andrews, ComposerLyricist - Brittany "@Chi_Coney" Coney, ComposerLyricist - Johan Lenox, Producer, String Arranger, Additional Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen "Johan Lenox" Feigenbaum, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

K.T.S.E. yielded a gold-certified, Top 20 R&B/hip-hop hit in the form of "Gonna Love Me." Despite those significant firsts for Teyana Taylor, the singer and songwriter had misgivings about the 2018 LP, the last in a sequence of five like-sized G.O.O.D. Music titles inevitably branded as an installment in the Kanye West-guided "Wyoming sessions." Taylor hits the reset button with The Album. Its title effectively brushes aside both K.T.S.E. and her fine 2014 debut, VII. Almost 80 minutes in duration, this set even dwarfs the aggregate of the two preceding releases as if to leave no doubt that it's her definitive and unrestricted work. Taylor furthers the notion by starting The Album with recordings of husband Iman Shumpert's marriage proposal and his 911 call in response to the unexpected natural birth of their daughter Junie. Soon enough, Junie -- a few years older -- introduces the misty "Come Back to Me," and then the tranquil "Wake Up Love" floats past with Taylor's husband the provider of a devotional guest verse. After she revamps Erykah Badu's elusive-temptation tale "Next Lifetime" with a featured appearance from the originator, Taylor closes out the romantic segment with the Guy-interpolating bliss-out "Let's Build," duetting with Quavo in sincere and mellifluous style. Next is a grip of bedroom slow jams. None eclipse "Request" off VII, but the Kehlani collaboration "Morning" is a seductive delight, while the snaking (and accurately titled) "Boomin" is a treat for lovers of late-'90s R&B with explicit references to Blaque and much of the Swing Mob (plus an appearance from the latter's Missy Elliott). Confident diversions into breezy Afro-pop and underwater dancehall lead to a half-hour stretch covering various romantic woes. Taylor confronts, pleads, departs, regrets, and more, delivering a couple of her most riveting performances on "Concrete," all toxicity and torment, and "Still," a strong contender for the surrogate Jazmine Sullivan ballad of 2020. The Album is rounded out by an up-tempo trifecta that with each verse and chorus, all the way through Lauryn Hill's closing words of wisdom, increases in power.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

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A founding father of soul, whose career spanned half a century, Ray Charles cannot be reduced to a handful of famous hits. He is above all the master of the high-end musical crossover that makes an art of mixing genres, approaching one to better embrace the other. Ray Charles secularised gospel, enriched the blues, played jazz, sang country and approached rock'n'roll. Let's take a look back at his unique style based on the five listed here.

The 10 Records that Made the French Touch

Twenty years ago, the French Touch invaded the clubs and radio stations all over the world, putting France high on the map of electronic music. Qobuz tells you the story of 10 records which have left their mark on this golden era of French producers.

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