It's common knowledge that Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul and that Mary J. Blige is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Well, I think it's time to bestow a title upon Teedra Moses: Queen of the Soul Mixtape. She dropped her latest, the appropriately titled Royal Patience, via her website on Valentine's Day, and it was like a heart-shaped box of chocolates for her fans.
I've lost count how many free mixtapes this now makes from the benevolent Ms. Moses, but as long as she keeps making them, I'll keep downloading them. And, quite frankly, Royal Patience is her best one yet. This compilation is made up primarily of mid-tempo grooves and Quiet Storm friendly love songs made all the more lovely by Teedra's angelic voice. Included are a few familiar cuts, such as "All That I Have," which some may have heard her perform live in concert, and the previously leaked "Everybody Rock." There's still no word on when we can expect the "official" sophomore album, The Young Lioness, from Moses, but Royal Patience--which is something her fans most definitely have--more than makes up for the wait. Check out two candy sweet cuts below and peep the tracklist after the bounce.