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AshantiAudio CD
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listen  7. Scared (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Irv Gotti] [Explicit] 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Over (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 5:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen17. Thank You (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti is a native of Glen Cove, Long Island. Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her 2002 smash hit, self-titled debut album “Ashanti.” It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. Her first week showing set a SoundScan record as the ... Read more in Amazon's Ashanti Store

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  • Audio CD (April 2, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B000063UMO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,954 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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These days, R&B girls are a dime a dozen, but Ashanti Douglas is a step ahead of the pack. Youthful appeal and a pleasantly dreamy voice complement the 21-year-old singer/songwriter's ability to pen her own radio-friendly verses. However, Ashanti's young'un status shows itself through her treatment of the usual R&B-girl subject matter: love standing strong, love gone bad, and the search for love of self. Songs like "Foolish," "Happy," and "Baby" are as simple and agreeable as their one-word titles suggest, while "Call," "Movies," and "Over" take a slightly more earthy approach.

Ashanti is definitely R&B for the under-30 set, and as such it's bouncy and playful. This debut, as is to be expected of a Murder Inc. release, features a strong hip-hop element, including two duets with Irv Gotti's golden child, Ja Rule, and the sampling of a controversial Notorious B.I.G. composition in "Unfoolish." The kids should love it. --Rebecca Levine

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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MADE-FOR-"106 & PARK" R&B April 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Ashanti S. Douglas is a pretty girl as her self-titled debut's heavily airbrused album cover and her television apperances prove BUT she does have a sweet yet light voice which is pleasant and she writes most of her own material(she also co-wrote Jennifer Lopez & Ja Rule's #1 collabration "Ain't It Funny").But even with good looks and a knack for songwriting,
Ashanti's debut isn't anything new.
This is radio-ready,"106 & Park"-tailored R&B.Stricly for the kids not fans of earthy soul or trendy folks.
Ashanti-who wrote much of "Ashanti"-talks about about three things:love,love,and more love.Groundbreaking...
Sugary,radio-friendly cuts like the first single "Foolish"
(already a hit),"Baby","Call"(featuring her labelmate,Ja Rule)
are pure polite,cutesy teen-R&B fare with easy,elementary,easy-to-sing lyrics to boot.It sounds like these aren't neccesarily songs Ashanti wants to sing,but songs she thinks a photogenic,cute young girl SHOULD sing.And that's the problem,
there seems be no real respect for R&B and it shows.
Since this album was produced by Irv Gotti(like Ja Rule,Ashanti is a Murder Inc. artist;she's the crew's first non-rap artist),
it shows that the folks here are on the more street,hip hop tip and they feel that R&B is just folks singing about love.
Ashanti never passes the line of "R&B Girl",which I think she can easily pass-with more mercurial material,that is.
Fourtnaly,tracks like "Over","Rescue",and "Movies" are a little more earthier than the sweeter songs on here.
Ashanti will most likely become a star.She should.But why does mainstream music have to be so predictible?
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By k love
Format:Audio CD
Ashanti first stepped on the scene with a song on the Fast & the Furious Soundtrack. She then sang on Ja Rule's, "Always on Time." Ja was riding off the success of his collaboration with J-Lo and that song topped the pop charts as it was dwindling down the hip-hop chart. It's all about timing. Ashanti then debuted the solo song, "Foolish," using the Biggie's sample of Debarge's "stay with me." How do you sample a sample?
The video debuted the song. It sold that song. Then you turn around & she's on Fat Joe's "what's luv." Ashanti was on every video and every radio station. She became the first female to have 3 songs in the top ten at the same time. Her album debuted at #1 with 500,000 sold, but does that say she talented or should the marketing department at Murder Inc. get a huge bonus for the good job they've done?
She does write songs that this generation can relate to. They are simple lyrics, but it still gets the point across. "Scared", Movies", "Baby", and "Over" are some stand out songs. The songs on the CD sound good, but I was disappointed when I first heard her live. She did not sound too good, but I dismissed that performance. The 2nd time was just as bad, nothing like the recorded songs.
I gave this 3 stars because I potential in her in the years to come. If she takes some vocal lessons & survive the sophomore jinx, maybe then can she be Hip-Hop & R&B's new princess.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ASHANTI is here to STAY! April 2, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"See my days are cold without you but I'm hurting while I'm with you and though my heart can't take no more, I keep on running back to you." Words that seem to fit right into the daily picture of many women. Giving their all and getting little in return...being Foolish. Maybe that's why Ashanti's debut single is unstoppable on both urban radio or on music video countdowns across the board, because so many can relate to it. Maybe it's the hypnotizing beat originally sampled from Debarge for the Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance-Remix". Or maybe it's Ashanti's skyrocketing popularity due to show-stealing appearances on Fat Joe's smash `What's Luv" or her label-mate Ja Rule's "Always on Time". Whatever it may be Ashanti seems to be the next big R&B Superstar. Her self-titled album only certifies the star potential that the girl has. From beginning to end Irv Gotti's new money maker drops 14 tracks and 3 skits of music that are destined to blow up. Irv's blockbuster production touch (ala "I'm Real-Remix" and "Ain't It Funny Remix") laces every track on the album and almost ensures that Ashanti will remain in every ones speaker for a long, long time. The next singles "Happy" and "Rescue" have hit written all over them and the extra bonus of Biggie Smalls on the "Unfoolish" remix only add extra value to an already blazing album. While the album includes a couple of bright and sun-shiny moments, "Thank You" and "Dreams", most of the album's length concentrates on love gone wrong. On "Over" Ashanti cries out "Although I know what we had wasn't perfect babe, fooled around, but see that minute didn't phase me I thought by staying, trying to change you would be worth it babe, but now I see that trying to change you only changed me." Stories of a broken heart....many can relate. Even if you can't you can feel the pain through the speakers.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Surprise...Great Debut April 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Ashanti, the most hyped and anticipated debut album ( or any album for that matter ) since Aaliyah's self titled release last year in July. Does she deliver? You bet she does. At first when I heard Ashanti was dropping an album I immediately thought it was gonna be garbage. I wasn't too impressed with her singing on songs like Big Pun's How We Roll or Always On Time by Ja Rule. I thought of her as just another fine dime in the videos trying to sing the hook. I especially didn't appreciate her trying to make her first hit over a beat that has been sampled numerous times; most popularly by the Notorious B.I.G. I was wrong. Dead Wrong. While also appearing on Fat Joe's What's Luv, where her singing skills really skyrocketed, she drops the solo joint. For one thing her singing is excellent and vastly improved on this cd, I was really surprised and impressed. The songwriting is superb as well. The highlight of this album is the production. Every song is tight production wise.
In the booklet she promoted t-shirts that said Princess of R&B and rightfully so. This record sounds very similar to how a Mary J. Blige cd would sound. When I say sound I mean the type of beats and the way she sings them. In fact this is the closest thing to a Mary cd that I own ( the only thing it lacks is the raw pure emotion ). For example the song `Happy' sounds a little like Mary J's Love Is All We Need. For me, this type of sound is excellent because I love Mary J and her sound. Other standout songs include Leaving feat. Ja Rule, a nice sequel to Always On Time, Rescue, Scared, Over etc. etc. `Movies' could possibly be the best song on the album. Beautiful singing and production. Unfoolish features Notorious B.I.G. who drops the same verse from his song F. You Tonight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love! Love! Love this CD! It's the best!!!
Published 1 month ago by Kee
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Ashanti
I don't have anything negative to say like the others. I ONLY thing I didn't like was the ending on Scared. That guy who kept asking "You still scared??? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Debut Album From An Artist With Many Musical Peaks And Valleys
When New York native Ashanti arrived on the music scene in 2002,I was taking a speech course at a local community collage (last and final time I'll ever step foot in a public... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andre S. Grindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I enjoy Ashanti Music I know a lot of it is really and you can just let your music play all day long if you like.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Mr.. Mumford Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars 02 Was A Good Year
Ashanti first LP is great.Foolish,Happy,Scared,Baby,VooDoo,Movies,Over, & Unfoolish. 02 also had Full Moon,Star Kitty Revenge from Joi, & Tweet Southern Album.
Published 13 months ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
The CD and case was in great condition. Glad it had all it's original artwork. So good to have this CD after all these years. Thank you so much. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Shirley L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ashanti
Ashanti isn't the best singer in my opinion. Her voice might not be considered to be as strong vocally as other R&B heavy weights and legends, but she is a decent singer! Read more
Published 18 months ago by MissK
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed
The case was cracked and I really don't think it's new. And the wrapping look rewrapped. I will not buy again
Published 23 months ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ashanti Album!
I once owned the casette version of this album and loved it so I was pleased to find the CD here on Amazon. This self-titled debut is definitely Ashanti's best album. Read more
Published on September 30, 2011 by Lady$hay
4.0 out of 5 stars Ashanti - Ashanti
I'm writing this from an "I told you so" perspective. Way back in 2002, when Ashanti first came out, I told friends and family THIS would be her best album. Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by A. Lawson
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