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Teyana Taylor is kicking off the new year with a bang. She’s been quietly making moves for herself since bursting on to the national scene on an episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. The now 21-year-old entertainer has secured featured roles in several music videos, motion pictures and shows, but now Teyana’s ready to show off her vocal chops on the big stage.

Last year, she kicked off her journey by surprising everyone as a featured vocalist on Kanye West‘s highly touted album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (which also sparked rumors that she might be signing a deal to become a part of Mr. West’s GOOD Music imprint, as of now…there’s no concrete proof of that being true.) She closed out 2011 as an opening act for the European leg of rapper (The) Game’s R.E.D. Album Tour, but plans to get things moving on her own for 2012.

This new track “Make Your Move” is definitely a step in the right direction. As the first offering from her forthcoming EP The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor , the song features Maybach Music Group MC Wale, and a little sample of the late, great Michael Jackson. Teyana’s not giving you her whole vocal range on this one, but… she gives just enough to make you want more. Of course, that’s the objective. Take a listen below.

For more information on Teyana and the projects she’s got in the works, make sure you follow her on Twitter.

 

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