You Got Soul: It was just 12 years ago when Ashanti first entered the R&B game and almost immediately took over the music charts with her catchy tunes. It was impossible to go anywhere without hearing her music whether it was one of her duets with Ja Rule, hip hop hooks, or her solo material. Ashanti was on top of the world for a period of time and it didn’t look like anything or anyone could stop her. Unfortunately Murder Inc went through legal problems a few years later and we witnessed the collapse of one of the most successful labels in recent history. Ashanti’s 2008 album “The Declaration” was her last on Irv Gotti’s label and before you knew it, the label dissolved and Ashanti disappeared from the musical spotlight. She’s finally back after 6 long years with a new album, a new record company and a new story to share. YouKnowIGotSoul had a chance to speak with Ashanti about the new album “Braveheart”, her experience being on an independent label and her history with Puff Daddy and Murder Inc.
Watch the interview below: