Knowledge Identifier: +Teena_Marie
In the early 1970s, after the family moved to Venice, Los Angeles, Brockert spent her adolescent years in the historically black Venice enclave of Oakwood, nicknamed "Venice Harlem"
Rick James - James was extremely close with Teena Marie, whom he met in 1979 and began working with that same year
Minnie Riperton - Maya Rudolph can be heard in discussion with Teena Marie on the final track "Too Many Colors " of Teena's 1980 album "Lady T"
It yielded her biggest hit "Lovergirl", which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1985
In 1996, the Fugees paid tribute to her by interpolating the chorus of her 1988 hit, "Ooo, La, La, La", into its own "Fu-Gee-La"