Ashanti On New Album: ‘My Brand Of R&B Fills A Void’

Published: Monday 10th Dec 2018 by TGJ Staff

Songbird Ashanti is stepping back into the limelight, and this time it’s as the latest subject of Paper magazine’s ‘Break The Internet’ segment.

Alongside topics such as self-expression and social media, the ‘Foolish’ singer as quizzed about the status of her new music, and her response is exciting to say the least.


Her words after the jump…

Revealing that she’s been working in Atlanta with Metro Boomin, the 37-year-old expressed that she was experimenting with her vulnerability on hew new project and teased:

“I think people will be like, ‘What did she say?’ which is a really cool thing. I can’t say names of anyone else involved yet. But the feedback has been great so far — I’ve had conversations about there being a real void for true, soul-touching R&B, and that’s what I feel I’m accomplishing with this record.”

The performer also shared that she and friend/frequent collaborator Ja Rule will indeed make time to record a collaboration album.

Ms. Douglas released ‘Say Less’ featuring Ty Dolla $ign earlier this year, but we’ve not heard much from her since.

And yet oddly we remain buzzed for her project. Are you?

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Alexei Hay / Paper]

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  1. Jackx December 10, 2018

    Yessss I’m stocked, rooting for my underrated artists 2019 Ashanti, Kelly, Ciara, Monica, Brandy, Tamar,

    • Rasputia Latimore December 10, 2018

      Girl bye. You be taking years to release an album. You ain’t filling any voids with dust! Bring on the new album girl.

  2. DanYiel Iman December 10, 2018

    That’s true, her sound has been missed for sure!!🎶

    • DoveLove December 10, 2018

      No it hasn’t….

  3. Meme December 10, 2018

    No sis your brand of r&b fills no void. In fact,your music sounds cheap and basic. Nobody says oh I want to hear good r&b let me go listen to Ashanti. Lol. We have HER, Sza, Tinashe, 7 and solanfe for that.

    • PettySpaghetti December 10, 2018

      The only credit here is Solange and (Maybe) HER (her music just ain’t for me…) SZA be singing in italics and y’all give her tew much 🤣

    • December 10, 2018

      Yet no one person you mention comes close to her stats 😒

    • Karter December 10, 2018

      @Meme I totally agree. She lost me when she said “soul touching R&B”, Solange, SZA and HER immediately came to mind. Unfortunately, people like @… only see “stats” so they won’t understand. Ashanti herself hasn’t even made soul touching R&B since the early to mid 2000s, even then, it was more commercialized than “soul touching”.

  4. XYZ December 10, 2018

    That song would have been much better without the ty $.

    I actually like her and am rooting for new music

  5. Music December 10, 2018

    I really want her to release a new album. It must be pretty good. She’s been talking about it for years.

  6. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. December 10, 2018

    ASHANTI on the cover of ANY magazine is random as heck but on the cover of PAPER?

  7. Aaron December 10, 2018

    I can’t remember the last time I heard an Ashanti song touch the radio, let alone my soul. That was a reach.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. December 11, 2018

      @Aaron – LMAO!!

  8. Junior in Jamaica December 11, 2018

    Someone check for her please.

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