Let’s not lie to ourselves…all of us are anticipating the release of Ashanti‘s new album ‘BraveHeart‘.
While we’re hoping she inks a record deal to give it the push her talent deserves, it’s clear to see the star is determined to head the independent route and now- before it arrives on R&B’s shores- she sat down to discuss the project and her role on ‘Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives‘.
Peep her dish on one of its strongest cuts, observing the careers of Beyonce & Rihanna and her former mentor Ja Rule, below…
We can’t wait to hear it.
However, while her fans may choose to deny it, the fact remains the album will not perform well if she released independently.
This, a harsh but accurate fact. For, considering the current state of her genre, we’re not sure how anyone can have high commercial hopes for this LP when albums with the benefit of the major label system struggle to soar.
Indeed, while the fantasy of being independent may appeal to established acts hoping to avoid ‘label leeches’, it’s jars us that someone who once stood as Beyonce‘s strongest competition is content with pushing music without the pull that saw ‘Chapter II’ certified Platinum four weeks after release.
Here’s hoping the coming year will follow in Tyrese‘s footsteps and ink a deal with a major to distribute the release, to ensure it reaches its full potential-and not the pits of Pop peasantry.