New Song: Ashanti – ‘First Real Love (ft. Beenie Man)’

Published: Thursday 20th Feb 2014 by Sam

Get ready to dutty wine with Ashanti!

The R&B star journeys to Jamaica with Dancehall icon Beenie Man on new song ‘First Real Love’.

Its arrival comes just days before parent album ‘Braveheart’ finally marches into stores (March 3rd).

Take a listen after the jump…

Well, hello!

This is all sorts of a bop and stood out as a TGJ favourite when we attended ‘Brave’s exclusive playback in New York at the start of the month.

Hits “replay”.

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  1. Kareem February 20, 2014

    I am duty wining all day to this. She is going to make me late for work. I am here for it

  2. Kareem February 20, 2014

    Also that cover is the best! I love it She better serve that face she has. I am so in love with this song.

  3. HUR February 20, 2014

    YAASSSS!! this is a banger. she should have released this first!!

  4. MILA J (@MilaJ) STAN February 20, 2014

    I like Ashanti, the song sounds good but isn’t it way too soon to release another single when you should be pushing the other one you already released like last week?

    But here’s hoping the best for her. We need to uplift our R&B Community more. Ashanti stans BUY THE ALBUM and support her and R&B Rise back on the charts.

    But anyways…. I just found out this girl Mila J (Jhene Aiko’s sister) that I use to listen to back in the day and she is going to replace Ciara while she’s on Maternity leave as of now.

    Get to know Mila Slayage J!

  5. joy February 20, 2014

    Hot track. Congrats.

  6. Matthew Charlery-Smith February 20, 2014

    TUNE!!! Does lack a bit of a melody though, a bit too many effects. Also sounds more like Beenie Man feat. Ashanti.

  7. _yessir February 20, 2014

    Yessssssss!!!! The is THEEE song for her! SLAY. March 4th album in stores! ♥️

  8. wes February 20, 2014

    Turnup!!!!!! Ya mon me luv it!!

  9. Molly February 20, 2014

    F*** the song the pic is everything. Shes so much prettier then beyonce.

  10. Molly February 20, 2014

    And the song is alright.

  11. Slay_hive February 20, 2014

    The comments are so misleading. This is a mess. It lacks something. Her vocals are irritating in this song. She sounds like a feature in her own song and I can guarantee this won’t help her album . #sadly

    I did like the last single. She should continue promoting that one. This ain’t it

  12. Navy Nick February 20, 2014

    that pic is everything, YES MAM! Let me listen now…

  13. Slay_hive February 20, 2014

    This child is obsessed with Beyonce. LOL smh

  14. ASIPOFBRANDY February 20, 2014

    I love it! I think she needs a video for it ASAP! *SLOW GRINDING* *DUTTY WINING*

  15. Music Stan ( I came I conquer and I draged) ( yall know who I stan 4) February 20, 2014

    Man Shanti slay the hell out this cover!!!!!! Love the song will def will be buying the album….

  16. ASBEENISH (IS IT ME OR IS U THIRST N****) February 20, 2014


  17. Molly February 20, 2014

    @Slay_Hive im a GROWN WOMAN, lol but i agree with you your Ashanti comment tho the song is average just like her other single.

  18. Andre February 20, 2014

    on repeat

  19. Kitty February 20, 2014

    This song is giving me everything i need, yaas bit!

  20. Rob February 20, 2014

    Loving it. I will be buying the album the first day it comes out.
    Can we support other female artists besides Bey and Rih? They all have different things to offer; Ashanti, Brandy, Keyshia Cole, Monica. People are limiting themselves by only paying attention to the top two. Let the other girls get some shine too.

  21. Monica Fan February 20, 2014

    Shes much prettier than Ciara.

  22. ashley February 20, 2014

    Yes!!! I love this,she’s going to shoot the video in jamaica in two weeks.

  23. Molly February 20, 2014

    And Flopnica

  24. BBD (BAD B****) February 20, 2014

    @milajstan wow she’s gorgeous. I’ll be definitely looking out for her.<3 Thanks for introducing me!

  25. tamartian February 20, 2014

    I hate when catchy summer songs is released during the year.I love it though.

  26. Carley February 20, 2014

    Ciaras the prettiest black girl in music.

  27. Carley February 20, 2014

    Ash looks cute tho Bey and Rih could never look as good as Ash Ci and Key.

  28. RoyalKev February 20, 2014

    Okay Ashanti! Sounds good mama!

  29. WINTZ February 20, 2014

    YAAAAAAAAS!!!!!! So ‘Shanti… i just wana know, KIN or MBJ? I’ve always appreciated the flavour she brings to the music scene.

    Beenie!!! ZimZimma! Who got the keyzzz to ma Bimma?!

    Fav collab <3 Needed something fresh! This is it!

  30. K February 20, 2014

    Ashanti and beenie man the skinny man,have di ting away. big tune.

  31. Sarah February 20, 2014


  32. Chillin February 20, 2014


  33. RIHANNA stated to CIARA, “Good luck with booking that stage you speak of, you FLOP B*tch”. I see no lies..LOL February 20, 2014

    Alright Ashanti, it’s cute.

  34. Casey February 20, 2014

    3-T***** Ciara

  35. RoyalKev February 20, 2014

    ^Please! I’m sure all 3 of those women look better than any creature in your family!

  36. Electric Lady February 20, 2014

    Ciara has an ugly masculine face eww

  37. The Boy Toy February 20, 2014

    Wack. Come harder bae.

  38. LIZZY M. February 20, 2014


  39. IStanForYourFav February 20, 2014

    This song is cute. That pic is slaying just like the album cover. Ashanti has always been gorgeous and continues to be everything you can dream of when it comes to body and face. And Ashanti, Rihanna. Beyoncé, Ciara, Monica, and every single one of them are beautiful. Quit all this epic fail at shade. You look ugly doing it.

  40. IStanForYourFav February 20, 2014

    Quit bringing up Mya. Ashanti & Mya both in the same boat of black R&B beautiful women who are underrated and underdogs who refused to sell their soul. Let me sing @Lizzy M, because I’m sure you can’t outsing either.

  41. D February 20, 2014

    The beginning of this song is so hot!! Gets a bit hectic mid way through though.

  42. cocobutta February 21, 2014

    Yesss doing my bum flick to this but like MCS said its sounds more like a Beenie ft Shanti.

    Nice vibes though. Love some bashment mixed with R&B here & there 🙂

  43. Casual February 21, 2014

    Finally, something from Ashanti with some real hit potential.

  44. Musica February 21, 2014

    Since Ja Rule is out of jail now, they should collab again.

  45. ***Flawless February 23, 2014

    Amerie called she wants her style back!

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