Flashback Friday: Teedra Moses and Nas & Ill Will Present QB’s Finest

Need some help getting through your Friday? That’s what we’re here for. Check out these old favorites.


Teedra Moses, Complex Simplicity (2004)

HBO’s “Insecure” has become a huge hit and a lot of that success has to be credited to the show’s phenomenal soundtrack. Each week the show consistently features awesome – but overlooked – R&B and hip-hop bangers. Give Teedra Moses props for making last week’s episode so special. When the initial notes of “You Better Tell Her” blasted from my TV I nearly jumped off the couch. Teedra’s debut album has become a cult classic in R&B circles – and for good reason. I implore you, if you love R&B and haven’t heard this album, correct that oversight immediately.

Also check out:

“Rescue Me”

“You’ll Never Find,” featuring Jadakiss

qbs finest

Nas & Ill Will Present QB’s Finest (2000)

Ah, the dark days of Nas’ career. Admittedly, Nas’ compilation with his Queensbridge cohorts doesn’t hold a candle to his solo work. But hey, compared to 60% of the stuff I’ve heard in 2017, this thing sounds like an album of the year contender.  QB’s Finest does feature a few notable East Coast tracks, including the most infamous one below.

Also check out:

“Self Conscience” – Nas and Prodigy

“Da Bridge 2001” – Capone, Cormega, Marley Marl, MC Shan, Millennium Thug, Mobb Deep, Nas, Nature and Tragedy Khadafi

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 



  1. “Rescue Me” and “Better Tell Her” are my JAMS

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