Singer Teyana Taylor left Pharrell’s Star Trak label later last year,and began leaking free music to the Internet as she explored her options. Well, the young Harlem native has finally found a new home: Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.
After months of rumors, Taylor has signed a deal with Kanye’s label in conjunction Island Def Jam via a formal announcement on Monday (May 14).
As of press time, details of her first album and single has yet to be revealed, but is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Teyana joins a roster that includes Big Sean, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Q-Tip, and more. Her G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam debut is due later this year.
In the meantime, her first mixtape, The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor, dropped last month. It boasts tracks like “DUI” featuring Fabolous and Jadakiss, and “Make Your Move” featuring Wale. If you haven’t yet, download it at DatPiff.com.
21-year old Harlem native Teyana Taylor began as a protégé of Pharrell Williams (of the Neptunes), and was first signed at age 15 to his Star Trak/Interscope label.
Her debut single “Google Me” was released in 2008, but her album From a Planet Called Harlem was eventually shelved.