Ashanti [Edited]

Ashanti [Edited]

by Ashanti
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Ashanti [Edited]

Young, pretty, sexy, stylish, and hip, Ashanti is everything a modern, post-hip-hop soul crooner should be. She looks the part, trucks with hitmakers -- at the time her eponymous debut was released, she was featured on a hit single by Fat Joe -- and even approximates Alicia Keys' visuals on the back cover. She can sing, but she's not showy; she never hyperventilates, she croons. Her first album sounds modern, with fairly fresh beats and lightly insistent hooks, and is just naughty enough to warrant a parental advisory sticker (though if you're just listening to this record, it's nigh on impossible to figure out where the objectionable lines are). So why doesn't Ashanti play as greater than the sum of its parts? Largely because it lacks distinctive material, in either terms of the actual songs or the production -- and when that's combined with a singer who is good, yet not distinctive herself, the entire production sounds as if its treading water or providing nifty aural wallpaper. It's not bad by any means, and it has its moments, but at 17 tracks, including skits, it all becomes a blur. A pleasing blur, one that shows promise, but a blur all the same. [The clean edition edits any profanity or questionable language from the album.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2002
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0731458683322
catalogNumber: 586833

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Ashanti 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like Ashanti not only for her singing but because of her name I feel that it is a pleasure to be named after a great singer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ashanti is the best singer i have heard in a while. the music biz wuz gettin pretty stale til she came out! all of of songs r off da hook and i cant get enough! i could listen 2 her songs everyday! da only thing i didnt like wuz da language, dat gurl needs 2 clean out her mouf! her and ja rule make a great duo, they should make more songs together!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti is very pretty.She can hold a note for a minute or so. But her album wasn't great. I admit there were a few good tracks, but everyone makes it seem as if it was what the "Music World" was missing. It was coo. I'd buy it, but it could use someone who has better vocal skills and a producer and writer who know how to do their jobs. For starting out, she did pretty well. Hopefully, as she progresses in the music industry, she will acquire better knowledge of her business.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love ashanti's voice and she looks preety with her sideburns.keep it up girl
Guest More than 1 year ago
ashanti is everything a modern is,her voice is perfect and is definately the best . her combjination with ja rule is the bomb .i love you ashanti & we 'll always be there for you guyz
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is so dope. Ashanti is such a good astist and is very talented and writes her own music, it also does help that she's on the same label as ja rule and he is such a god. All in all I think this album is worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti I think your whole album is blazin it is just off the hook I love hearing your music and especially you. It is something about the way you sing that I love about you. Your music is realistic and that is what I love about music. Ashanti you got it going on you are very creative and you have talent. I hope to be just like you one day cause you inspire me alot and you are my role model. I have much love for you and I love you very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Worst CD that I have bought in a long time. Unless you want calming sleeping music, do not buy this! If you like the song ''Foolish'' thats all that is decent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti's album is bangin'! Her vocals are up there with the big girlz. Ja and Murder Inc. knew exactly what they were doin'. After 8 long years Ashanti finally has made it. Competition for Miss Keys at the AMA and Soul Train Awards next year. Possible collabo with Ashanti and Keys in the future?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is so bad, i can't even begin to describe it. Lemme start at the beginning: INTRO - I feel sorry for the producer of this CD, if they actually think they did a good job of colliding the songs into the stupid intro. FOOLISH - This song sounds too familiar ... (cough cough, B.I.G.) HAPPY - This songs is just the basic formula to a hip-pop song. Ja Fool rambling in the background is just depressing. She really can't sing fo shat! LEAVING - No comment, this song sucks. Skit are all dumb. Okay, I'm just gonna stop here. She cannot sing. She sounds like a baby whining for her bottle. She needs to remove the thought from her head that she cannot sing. And she has a hunchback. Unoriginal album. Don't buy it. If i could give it zero stars i would. It is awful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is one of the sweetest person God made and I think she will reach places Go Girl Aim Pass The Stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her sideburns gotta go. They are too bushy. I personally do not like her because people are saying she's the next Aliyah. She's not!! On top of that I don't think she can really sing that great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ASHANTI'S CD IS THE BOMB, I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ONE SONG ON HER CD ALL THE TRACKS ARE BANGIN' Y'ALL NEED TO GO OUT & GET THIS GIRLS CD THE DAY IT'S RELEASED (DON'T ACT BRAND-NEW PLAYA') GO BUY IT! ASHANTI GOT IT GOIN' ON DOING HER MUSIC THING THAT GIRL KNOWS SHE CAN SING. SO HOLLA BACK YOUNG'N!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti is a great singer! I thought this was a great cd. I can't stop listening to it! It sounds really good when she sings with Ja Rule. I really liked "Dreams" and "Happy". "Foolish" was good too. You should buy this cd, I bet you will love it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only realy enjoy 4 songs off of the CD. Every song was about what some man did or didn't do for her or to her. Come on girl.....I hope the next CD has some different styles going on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti, girl you are Top-a-Top in my music world. I have heard some tough songs. But 'Foolish' just 'rocks my world' I wish you all the best in the future. There aren't enough stars in the sky to rate your album. Keep it coming ......
Guest More than 1 year ago
ashanti knows how to say the true feelings of us girls and she is the bomb
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really like that one song she just came out with. its good to listen to, if your depressed or lonely. it means alot to me!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really well made album by a new artist. Ashanti is off the hook is one of the best albums made by a new artist. All the songs are hot and they all got good lyrics. Its a very well written album. Congratulations to Murder Inc. and Miss Ashanti.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti's debut album was surprisingly one of the best R&B albums to come out in 2002. With Ashanti's smooth, breathy vocals, deep, passionate lyrics, and girl-next-door appearance, she's the stuff R&B divas are made of. Sure, she's no Aaliyah, Beyonce, or Monica voice-wise, but she's pretty, and has a pretty voice to go with it. Gotta give the girl props.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i hafta admit...i'm a newer fan of r&b but i couldn't have picked a better place to start than ashanti. this cd is smooth and the songs are catchy (i esp. luv ''happy''). they're songs to dance to (like #3,4,6) and songs to relate to (like #2,7,13)....a full range of depth and emotion. congratulations ashanti on a job well done...i can't wait for the follow up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Murder Inc.¿s princess of hip hop, Ashanti, kicks it off for the year 2002 with her selftitled debut. Ashanti is known for her talented lyrics, which makes every song on her album even more smart and sexier. She is a woman of original style and she can definitely sing. ¿Ashanti¿ has been off the charts as since it hit the stores. The hot debut single, ¿Foolish¿, was an immediate hit. Other songs, such as, ¿Dreams¿ and ¿Happy¿, with their optimistic lyrics, incorporates a high spirited flavor into the Hip-Hop genre. You don¿t find much of that in Hip Hop these days; in addition to that, her angelic voice tops it all. No wonder most big hip hop artists want Ashanti to feature in their songs. She has partnered up with Ja Rule in ¿Always on Time¿, ¿Bad Azz Chick¿, and sung with Fat Joe in ¿What¿s Love¿; which of course are top selling singles. It seems like everything that Ashanti touches turns into gold these days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For many of us, there will probably never be another singer that will replace what Aaliyah has put on the minds of all those who have listened to her. Well with Ashanti, she is not trying to. Instead she is bringing her own style of music to the world. Having performed on many tracks from Fat Joe all the way to Ja Rule and the Murder Inc. family to whom she is associated with, Ashanti has made a name for herself as an accomplished performer. Now the wait is over and the whole world can now hear her self-titled cd. This is a bold new step for Murder Inc. Everything from the intro which is like a continuation of her accomplishments and eventually leads on to the first single ''Foolish'' where she talks about her wanting to leave a cheating man but can't. Other hits to me include the new single''Happy'' which gives that good club feel with that Gap Band sample hooking it up, ''Leaving'' which is the sequel to ''Always on Time'' which keeps the music to the first on point. The slow jams on here are sweet. Now the only thing I can tolerate but will have to grow on me is the ''Unfoolish'' track. To me it could have been a little better in a sense without the Biggie input. All in all it is a tight album enough to say that she is on her way to the top.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only heard Foolish,Unfoolish,Baby,Happy, and Call so I can't say her album is great. But those songs are good even though the beats are from other people. But she is not the next Aaliyah so stop saying it. Ashanti's voice is not that great. She can't hold a high note. She can't dance. Now how could u say she's the next Aaliyah. Aaliyah could do everything! Ashanti can probably work up the ability of Aaliyah's level but she will NOT take her place
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ashanti really proves herself on this album. I am really feeling most of the song, especially the song Unfoolish (Foolish Remix). I say GOOD JOB ASHANTI!