Wednesday, December 4th 2013
While we await the delivery of ‘BraveHeart’, Ashanti shares new music to tide fans over until they’re given the gift of a full studio effort.
Titled ‘A Wonderful Christmas With Ashanti’, the 5-song effort rings as the singer’s first yuletide flavored offering ten years (second overall to 2003′s ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’ featuring the tune ‘Christmas Time Again’).
Now, before you get to hear some the gems listed on ‘Wonderful Christmas’ aboard the new Lifetime movie ‘Christmas In the City’ (premiering December 7th), tuck in below for a sneak listen to ‘Christmas Love’…
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
If Ashanti’s candid sitdown with Hot 97 recently is anything to judge by, her ‘BraveHeart’ is a bit braver than most give her credit for.
For,itt may have been the whisper of the music industry for 9 years, but now ‘The Way I Love You’ singer has found a way to publicly admit to her long-time relationship with hit rapper Nelly as well as the turbulence that accompanied it.
Speaking ever candidly to Hot 97′s Ebro and Laura Styles, the songstress had a no-holds-barred conversation regarding the ups and downs of the duo’s dating in ways she never has before, while also dishing on her new album ‘Braveheart’, its serial delays, and her bouts with a now jailed stalker.
Ashanti also weighed in on former label-head Irv Gotti claiming she was “disloyal”. This is a must see if ever there was one. Tuck in below:
Monday, December 2nd 2013
Praised and renown for asking the questions few dare to pose, Ebro Darden‘s ‘The Hot 97 Morning Show’ celebrated one of its most telling interviews to date recently, when they caught up with the R&B beauty that is Ashanti.
Joined by co-host Laura Stylez, Darden‘s conversation with the singer/actress went a long way to address many a hot topic surrounding her career.
Think the jailing of her stalker.
Her long running feud with former mentor Irv Gotti.
The intentional ‘mishandling’ of ‘Murder Inc‘ budgets.
Still not sure why we’re calling this one a ‘must see’?
Find out below…
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
As she’s proved on numerous occasions, Ashanti‘s arrival is- and will always remain- one of the best ‘things’ to happen to and for R&B.
Generating a crossover appeal that earned her endorsements and appearances that embedded her deep into the general public’s psyche, there’s no doubt the singer’s success served as somewhat of a blueprint for a then 21 year old Beyonce and her then manager Mathew Knowles.
Alas, without the infrastructure that was Murder Inc. to sustain that appeal, Ashanti now finds herself cast to the sidelines while acts she once inspired create legacies far more celebrated than their own. Legacies, built and created by the major label systems the singer is in dire need of, but continues to reject.
Now watch her showcase her ever impressive vocal prowess during a performance of the Christmas classic ‘Let It Snow‘, performed live on ‘Good Day NY‘!
Tuesday, November 26th 2013
Days before she’s set to wow audiences in Lifetime‘s ‘Christmas in the City’, R&B Queen Ashanti continues on in her bid for independent success with ‘I Got It’, featuring Rick Ross!
Though it does make for a ‘nice’ listen, the number lacks the ‘premium’ feel that once saw the performer give Beyonce a run for her money (see summer of 2003).
Instead, what Ashanti offers up is mix tape worthy material, far beneath than act who once stood at the forefront of her genre and – for a short but sweet time- Pop culture.
Will you like it?
Give it a spin and weigh in below…
Saturday, November 23rd 2013
The ‘Bethenny’ show welcomed Hip Hop royalty to its ever star studded sofa yesterday, when ‘Don’t Let Them’ performer Ashanti touched down to chop it up with its leading lady, Bethenny Frankel.
Marking the latest promotional stop made by the singer to push her cause as an actress, her time on the show precedes the unveiling of her ‘Lifetime’ movie, ‘Christmas in the City’ which airs December 7th at 8pm!
Monday, November 18th 2013
If armed with the right material and management, she could be an Urban force to be reckoned with.
Alas, for one reason or another, the gift that is Ashanti continues to see her legacy ruined by poor planning and a cluelessness that’s seen her seated at the bottom of the R&B pack.
Now, almost three years after teasing fans with her forthcoming album ‘Braveheart‘, the singer/actress has announced the launch of a new Christmas EP….just weeks before the big day itself.
Interesting news below…
Thursday, October 10th 2013
The release date of Ashanti‘s ‘Braveheart’ album may still be an Unsolved Mystery, yet that doesn’t mean she’s shunning the spotlight. Indeed, the ‘Army Wives’ actress is embracing it. Case, point, the Instagram debut of her new hair ‘do.
Sporting shorter locs than usual, the former INC front-woman looked stunning – we must say.
Fingers crossed the new look, which the 32-year-old showcased on the set of a Robert Ector photoshoot, is paired with new music pronto.
Sunday, September 1st 2013
Unfortunately, that’s how many years have passed since Ashanti announced the release of her new studio album ‘Braveheart’.
Now, after suffering many a push back, the LP has now secured a new release date today.
Find out when below…