Who knew Tessa Thompson was a woman of many talents?
The 32-year-old actress stars alongside Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in the Ryan Coogler-directed film Creed. The movie is based on fictional heavyweight champion and Rocky Balboa friend Apollo Creed’s son Adonis Creed.
Tessa Thompson plays Adonis’ (Michael B. Jordan) love interest Bianca, who moonlights as an aspiring soul singer from Philly. But there’s a twist in this plot. While Tessa was playing Bianca, she was actually performing original music she wrote and recorded for the film’s soundtrack.
Tessa’s sound is a hybrid between alternative R&B, soul, and electronic with a splash of experimental vibe. We like Tessa, but we like Tessa’s music – a lot.
What most people may not know is this isn’t Tessa’s first soundtrack rodeo. The Selma actress also contributed two songs to the Dear White People soundtrack when she played the film’s protagonist Samantha White.
Right now, our favorite Tessa record is “Grip,” but that could change to “Breathe” or “Shed You” by next week. Take a listen to Tessa’s three Creed soundtrack contributions below.
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Michael B. Jordan's Sexiest Pics (PHOTOS)
1. Michael was looking mighty fine at the National Board of Review, where he was honored.1 of 21
2. Thank God for Ellen. This hottie with a body flaunts the drawers he got from The Ellen Show.2 of 21
3. Lord, is he fine!3 of 21
4. Cooking for bae.4 of 21
5. Because everybody loves a little tongue out during "#ShamelessSelfies"...When it's you.5 of 21
6. Off Guards or Nah? Looking fine as he announces his 2013 GQ Man of the Year Award.6 of 21
7. Michael B. Jordan and Oprah. Two beautiful people, two beautiful smiles.7 of 21
8. Posted at the Dubai Film Festival with his homies.8 of 21
9. Throwback Thursday never looked so good.9 of 21
10. Too much sexy in one lens. Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron chillin'.10 of 21
11. Even the monkeys on the Today Show go bananas for Michael.11 of 21
12. Successful sexy chocolate, what a great combo. Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o looking posh posing for the paparazzi.12 of 21
13. It's lookin' good on the West Side.13 of 21
14. Then and now. Ball is Life.14 of 21
15. We should probably cuddle now.15 of 21
16. Chilling with the homies. Selfie time!16 of 21
17. He woke up like that.17 of 21
18. Fresh cut for the ladies.18 of 21
19. He makes it look so easy.19 of 21
20. I guess we can say "he gets it from his mama."20 of 21
21. Up close and personal with those succulent seductive lips.21 of 21
“Creed” Actress Tessa Thompson Makes Music & It’s Really Dope was originally published on globalgrind.com