Singer Teairra Mari is truly a great example of how record companies and music executives can ruin a potential artist’s career. Teairra hit the music scene around the same time as Rihanna and both young singers were even signed to the same record label. But due to executive decisions, Rihanna went on to make great radio friendly music like “Pon de Replay” and Teairra went on to make totally age inappropriate songs like “Make A Girl Feel Good” and “No Daddy.” Fast forward a few years and Rihanna is a bonafide superstar while Teairra has bounced from label to label and has now been reduced to making viral videos of knock-off Drake songs. I know most people don’t think Teairra has much to offer, but I do. I’ve heard Teairra’s pipes a few times and the sista can definitely sing; all she needs is the right song to show the world that she is deserving of a chance. Sadly, Teairra’s long delayed sophomore album is still delayed and thus the young singer continues to sink further into the abyss of irrelevancy.
Teairra could use a truly gifted musical mentor like Tommy Mottola or the great Clive Davis.