Ashanti

Ashanti has taken the music scene by storm with her debut self-titled album and is enjoying the sucess of her two current hits "What's Love Got to Do With It" with Fat Joe and her solo smash entitled "Foolish." She has put together an album that has cool hip hop beats blended with sweet r&b grooves. "I want to create something so real and reflective that people just sit back and listen like, damn, was she in my window last night, because this really happened to me," says the talented 21 year old. "Everyone has gone through something that's o­n this album, and I want to be able to articulate their feelings." This Long Island native's lyrics are mainly centered around relationships and all the emotions that come with it. "Foolish" is the highlight of this album and has the melodic backdrop of Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance (The Remix)." While some of the songs lack a certain "je ne sais quoi," Ashanti does shine o­n tracks like the upbeat "Happy," the funky "Leaving," the break-up song "Over" and the encouraging "Dreams." She's got a stunning voice and certainly does make a lasting impression with this debut. Check it out.

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