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TeeFlii Talks Debut Album, Working with 2 Chainz & DJ Mustard and More

The singer/rapper opened up to Fuse about his latest single, "24 Hours," and laying it all out on his debut

Some people find their way into the music industry. TeeFlii was born into it. "My auntie sang [for] Elvis Presley; my grandma sang for Barbara Streisand," the singer/rapper told Fuse. "My mom [and] her brother sing, play the organ, drums … my whole family can do something musically-inclined."

Their influence must have rubbed off on him, because the singer/rapper has found himself working with some of the biggest names in the business, including 2 Chainz on the song "24 Hours." "I wanted him to be inspiring on the track, and that’s what he did. He got off. I was surprised when I saw it, too. When I heard it I was like, 'Yeah, this dude is crazy.' He’s by far one of the best, too. That dude is sick though. He’s tight."

The track came from a pretty intimate place, but 2 Chainz was able to put his spin on the tune. "'24 Hours' started as a beef with a girl that I was dealing with," TeeFlii reflects. "She was complaining about me spending time with her, so I was like, one day I’ll just chill up, play the game, make her cook, you know, just chill around the house. It came to my head while I was recording another song for my album."

The result is STARR, the musician's first full-length record. "I didn’t try to get too deep, but I did get deep. I like to see where my own mind can go, first and foremost. This is my first album. It’s time for me to step out and give it a shot. I believe in myself. I want a Grammy, man! I want Grammys ... This is gonna wake you up, for sure." 

We don't doubt it! Watch the full interview above.

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