Close to a month after signing to rapper Rick Ross’ Maybach Music, R&B singer Teedra Moses is already preparing for her first project through the label.
Moses initially planned on releasing her sophomore album this year, but will first release a feature-filled new mixtape titled Luxurious Undergrind.
“This is going to be the first mixtape I grab a lot of features for, which I normally don’t do. It will also be my first mixtape that will have a stamp from someone that people already respect,” Moses explained to Billboard.com. “The attention that will be on this mixtape will be the same as the attention that would be on a sophomore album [therefore] I’m putting all my efforts to making this like Drake did. He made a mixtape so great that it could have been an album. That’s what I want to do. I always said that I wanted to release The Lioness the right way, I think this will help me out.”
While Maybach Music is a predominantly Hip Hop centered label Moses explained that she’s grateful to be at a label where she can be herself and not feel forced to conform.
“I just need a place to put out my music,” said Moses. “I’ve learned so much being independent. I’ve learned to connect to the people I wasn’t keen on looking for a deal. He saw how I was grinding, he respected that and he came to me…I’m not trying to conform. I’m just adding what I do to what they do, my way though.”
Moses makes several appearances on Maybach Music’s upcoming compilation album, Self Made.