[EXCLUSIVE] TeeFLii Talks New Album, Starr, Touring With Famous Grandmother, South Central, Chris Brown, More

R&B newcomer TeeFLii made his name in the underground circuit after releasing four mixtapes in one year, including 'AnnieRUO’TAY', 'AnnieRUO’TAY 2' and 'Fireworks'. During this time frame, the L.A. bred spawned the ratchet song "This D," a west coast regional hit record, produced by DJ Mustard. This success led Flii to inking a major label deal with Epic records and the subsequent release of his hit single “24 Hours,” featuring 2 Chainz, and his debut album, Starr.

“I think me putting out as much music as I did, I think that’s what let people know that ‘he is a force to be reckoned with’. Nobody does that, like put out four mixtapes in one year,” TeeFLii told Singersroom.

TeeFLii began his foray into music at an early age. By the age of 4-5, he was playing drums in his Grandmother’s church. At 12, he was introduced to the organ, and with his proficiency on the drums, he began touring with his Grandmother, gospel singer Madeline Thompson, as well as playing for greats like Barbra Streisand, and more.

Growing up in South Central, L.A., and coming from a Gospel background, TeeFLii made sure to formulate his own sound by drawing inspiration from artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Young K-Ci, and the late Nate Dogg.

“My sound is just raunchy,” he says. “My songs is baby-making music… I don’t like to be too lovey dovey… I just took on the west coast and did what I wanted to do.”

With support from greats like DJ Quick, E-40 and Snoop Dogg as well as R&B veteran Chris Brown, TeeFLii couldn’t be happier for the world to hear his inaugural body of work.

“I feel real big and honored about this,” says TeeFLii.

Gary Gentles

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