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.Source:Instagram 1 of 21
2. Thank God for Ellen. This hottie with a body flaunts the drawers he got from The Ellen Show.Source:Instagram 2 of 21
3. Lord, is he fine!Source:Instagram 3 of 21
4. Cooking for bae.Source:Instagram 4 of 21
5. Because everybody loves a little tongue out during "#ShamelessSelfies"...When it's you.Source:Instagram 5 of 21
6. Off Guards or Nah? Looking fine as he announces his 2013 GQ Man of the Year Award.Source:Instagram 6 of 21
7. Michael B. Jordan and Oprah. Two beautiful people, two beautiful smiles.Source:Instagram 7 of 21
8. Posted at the Dubai Film Festival with his homies.Source:Instagram 8 of 21
9. Throwback Thursday never looked so good.Source:Instagram 9 of 21
10. Too much sexy in one lens. Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron chillin'.Source:Instagram 10 of 21
11. Even the monkeys on the Today Show go bananas for Michael.Source:Instagram 11 of 21
12. Successful sexy chocolate, what a great combo. Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o looking posh posing for the paparazzi.Source:Instagram 12 of 21
13. It's lookin' good on the West Side.Source:Instagram 13 of 21
14. Then and now. Ball is Life.Source:Instagram 14 of 21
15. We should probably cuddle now.Source:Instagram 15 of 21
16. Chilling with the homies. Selfie time!Source:Instagram 16 of 21
17. He woke up like that.Source:Instagram 17 of 21
18. Fresh cut for the ladies.Source:Instagram 18 of 21
19. He makes it look so easy.Source:Instagram 19 of 21
20. I guess we can say "he gets it from his mama."Source:Instagram 20 of 21
21. Up close and personal with those succulent seductive lips.Source:Instagram 21 of 21
“Creed” Actress Tessa Thompson Makes Music & It’s Really Dope was originally published on globalgrind.com