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Throwback Tuesday: Teena Maria – “Square Biz”

Teena Marie, was a R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, and producer known for her distinctive soulful vocals. Her sultry voice would earn her the title “Ivory Queen of Soul”.

“Square Biz” was the lead single released from her fourth album It Must Be Magic, in 1981. It would go on to become one of Marie’s signature songs. The track peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, becoming her highest peak on the chart at the time. The song also peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Club Play Singles, and No. 50 on Billboard’s Pop Singles.

Missy Elliott used an interpolation of a verse from “Square Biz” in Ciara’s 2004 hit single, “1, 2 Step,” and The Firm’s “Firm Biz” contains a sample from the song featuring En Vogue’s Dawn Robinson from the group’s 1997 album The Album. Enjoy the video of Teena Marie’s performance of the hit at Motown Live above.

After the jump check out rising singer Leah LaBelle performing “Square Biz” at the 2012 Soul Train Awards.

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Teena Marie – “Luv Letter” (Lyric Video)

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The late and great Teena “Lady T” Marie may be gone but she’s surely not forgotten. Below is the lyric video to the lead single “Luv Letter” from the posthumous album ‘Beautiful’ which will be released on January 15th and will give fans new material to carry on her legacy.

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New Music: Teena Marie – “Luv Letter”

The late Teena Marie had a voice that was truly one of a kind and the new single “Luv Letter” proves that her legacy will always live on. This is the first single from her upcoming posthumous album, ‘Beautiful’, due January 15, 2013. Take a listen below!


Marsha Ambrosius Covers Teena Marie’s “Yes Indeed” In London

Last night Marsha Ambrosius headlined an intimate show at North London venue Dingwalls and exclusively shared her stunning cover version of late great soul legend Teena Marie‘s ‘Yes Indeed’, from Lady T’s final Motown album It Must Be Magic (1981). “Yes Indeed” was cited as a personal favorite by Teena Marie, who gave Ms Ambrosius her personal seal of approval on the cover.

Shout to SoulCuture and RIP Teena Marie


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