Teena Marie: A tribute to the ultimate collaborator

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The music world lost another great unsung icon over the weekend, as R&B singer Teena Marie passed away on Sunday (December 26) at the age of 54. Though perhaps not quite a household name, Marie was a titan in the R&B universe thanks to her deep and eclectic body of work that stretched over several decades. Dozens of tributes have already poured in from the likes of Diddy, Common, Gamble & Huff and Mary J. Blige, not only because they admired and respected her work but also because Marie was a consummate collaborator who worked with a number of different artists and always made the work infinitely better.

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