Here at That Grape Juice, we like to plough through to politics to celebrate and spotlight authentic talent.
As such, while many have moved on from the Ashanti moment in music, we can’t but hold out hope that another cycle of success will circle round for the singer. Why? Because there’s something oh so unfortunate about the fact that when she finally made the vocal strides many wanted from her, the masses had seemingly bounced on to pastures new.
She hasn’t helped matters by embarking on a messy independent stint, which spurned 2014’s dead on arrival ‘Braveheart.’
Still, the limp performance of said set hasn’t deterred the former First Lady of Murder INC from pressing on. And while performing in Long Beach over the weekend, she shared the fruits of her perseverance – a new song called ‘You Deserve.’
Fan footage of the performance has emerged and while it’s super LQ, the sound is super HQ. Get into new Ashanti after the jump…
Very current, which on the surface may work to her favor. However songs like this have been dominating the airwaves since at least 2013, so, in that regard she’s extremely late to the party. It doesn’t help either that the dish she’s bringing, while admittedly tasty, doesn’t sound particularly filling either.
Still, ions better than anything on ‘Braveheart.’ Let’s just hope she has the correct infrastructure (preferably an established label to partner with) to make her next swing of the bat a homerun rather than another strike out.