Teedra Moses was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana to a gospel singing mother, Shirley Moses. She later moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother and three siblings after her parents' separation.
Prior to becoming a recording artist, Moses worked with her best friend Nonja McKenzie as an assistant wardrobe stylist for artists such as Will Smith, R. Kelly, and No Doubt. Never once approaching any of the clients, it wasn’t until after the death of her mother that Moses decided to follow her heart and begin making music.
Following this epiphany, Moses teamed up with producer, Paul Poli and signed with the then, Number 1 Indie Record Label, TVT Records, in 2002, to release her debut album Complex Simplicity in August 2004. Complex Simplicity included fourteen tracks all self-penned by Moses with dominant production by Poli; which lead to the well deserved executive production credit by both Moses & Poli. With the demise of TVT Records in a Bankruptcy take over, Moses did not commercially release a sophomore album until Cognac & Conversation in 2015.
Although still most notably known for the “critically acclaimed” album Complex Simplicity which spawned records such as Be Your Girl, Backstroke and Take Me featuring Raphael Saadiq, Teedra Moses began releasing R&B mixtapes well before it was the thing to do. Dating back to 2004, in total, Moses has released six independent, all-original “Mixtapes”for fans of her music.
In addition to executive producing and penning all the lyrics on her own projects, Moses has written songs for other artists including Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige, Macy Gray, and a host of others. As a Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and BMI Songwriter of the year, for 2 consecutive years, Teedra Moses has used music to inspire others for over 10 years. Moses vocals can be heard on “Family Ties”from Rick Ross’ Hood Billionaire album as well as the ambiance vocals on Rick Ross’ previous projects “Nobody ”featuring Diddy and French Montana from the Mastermind album, and “Amsterdam ” from God Forgives I Don’t. In addition, Moses is featured on and co-w rote three songs from SelfMade , the Maybach Music Compilation released in 2011. Her songs have been showcased on the HBO hit shows Entourage and Insecure, as well as numerous other television shows and movies.
With over 10 years of live performance, selling out intimate venues around the world, two commercially released albums and a stream of mixtapes, Moses is currently riding high on the Be Your Girl Remix produced by Kaytranada released thru eOne in May 2018. Moses is currently in the studio working on her upcoming project., new music coming soon.