The wait is over, the planned G.O.O.D. Music rollout came to a close as soon as Teyana Taylor’s much anticipated K.T.S.E. album passed the cutting room floor. The final straw chosen, Teyana now considerably famished, after a coordinated effort with Kanye. Enough credit doesn’t go to artists with a coachable winning attitude, such as herself. As was the case on her last album VII, Teyana demonstrates a wide scope of musical knowledge, we barely knew she possessed.
“Hurry” interpolates the classic dancehall record “Murder She Wrote,” symbolic in itself of staging a comeback. Chaka Demus & Pliers were considered washed as solo artists before they made “Murder She Wrote” their calling card for years to come. Judging by her Caribbean ancestry, “Hurry” and songs of the like, which reference her/our shared musical heritage, ring true of self-resurrection.
“Hurry” marks the single moment on K.T.S.E. where Kanye West reveals himself to be Teyana’s musical muse. Their role play on the record sees Kanye refer to her as a “Bad Trinidadian,” and himself as the “Zaddy” figure she needs in her life, albeit on fictional lines. The Shumpert’s, although not on equal footing with Kim & Kanye, have become something of a power couple in the LA area.