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, Kelis, 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. With over 10 years of live performance, selling out intimate venues around the world, and a stream of mix-tapes, Moses will release only her second commercial release in a decade. Cognac & Conversations scheduled to be released 3rd quarter 2015 thru Shanachie Entertainment. Check out our exclusive interview with Teedra from the Essence Festival.