FREE ARTIST PROMO WEEK --- DAY 1

Today I'm going to do something different...

Sometimes I feel like I'm guilty of promoting the thought that there can only be one successful female music superstar at time. A decade ago you had Mariah, Whitney, Janet, Madonna, Celine, Toni, Brandy, etc all out at the same time, all with #1 singles, all with multi-platinum albums because everyone bought something different and there was room for EVERYBODY. So this week we're going to promote ladies who I may have been a little hard on. Instead of being a hater I'm going to do something for the advancement of colored people (and next week we will resume hating on people). I'm going to tell you a little about them and why you should buy their CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, Girl Scout Cookies, or whatever it is they're trying to sell you. Whether or not you buy it is on you , but after today you can NEVER accuse me of not promoting other artists.

Let's start with our first artist of the day.

Let's say you're attractive, smart, good personality, but you're going through a bad period in your life, your self-esteem is low, your spirits are down, so you begin a relationship with the 1st person that comes along because you don't think you can do any better.

This is how Ashanti became famous. The year was 2002. Aaliyah had died, Left Eye had died, TLC was breaking up, all of Matthew's Destiny's Children had gone solo, Mary J. Blige was happy, and the other R&B chicks just weren't doing it for you. We were sad, confused, our spirits were broken. So we start fucking with Ashanti because we were lonely, desperate, we had a void to fill and honestly we didn't think we could do any beter. Vocally she was... just ok. Dance-wise she was... eh. She just posed, moved her upper body, and rubbed her hair 75 times a minute. Her debut album was good as far as R&B/ "hip-hop" went at that moment. Nothing groundbreaking or imaginative. A lot of samples that had already been sampled but she was pretty and wrote some of her stuff and that was good enough at the time. We needed a R&B/pop hot chick, and we didn't know that Beyonce and her Amazing Technicolor Lacefronts was waiting just around the corner. Not EVERYONE fell for Ashanti-mania. But we took Ashanti because she had the look, just enough of a voice, and, honestly, we didn't think we could do any better. We bought over 3 million of her albums, put her on the cover of dozens of magazines, and even gave her a Grammy.

Then Beyonce comes along.

You know what happened next.

6 years and 2 forgettable albums later Ashanti has a 3rd album that's not doing a lot better.

So now you're stuck with this Ashanti. She seems nice enough. You don't want to hurt her feelings. You like her... just not like that... You love her... you're just not "in love" with her.

Ashanti, can't we just be friends?

So today I present to you:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "The Declaration"

(ahem)

1. "Good, Good" is your ringtone. I know it. You know it. Just admit it...

2. SHE'S REALLY, REALLY, TRYING. I think she knows it's strike 3 and you're out and she's really putting up a fight. Her live performance skills have improved. Granted, a 12-piece band, 10 dancers, and elaborate sets are NOT in her budget, but at least she shows her personality in her performance, and she's even started incorporating her lower body.

3. SHE HAS NOTHING ELSE TO DO: All of the kids out of school for the summer have taken the good part-time jobs.

4. SHE'S AN AROUND THE WAY GIRL - Ashanti seems nice and approachable. She's seems like a cool chick. Kids these days think they know celebrities from just a couple of interviews and that celebrities owe them more just entertainment. They think celebrities want to be their friends. HAHAHAHA. I'm not paying you to be my friend...I'm paying you to entertain me... so ENTERTAIN ME! But in the minds of some fans having a down-to-earth or cool personality can really make up for lack of talent.

5. It's really not that bad of an album, and you know you've spent money on worse.


Here's the link to buy it on Amazon. Here's the iTunes link.

I'm not saying you have to buy it, but if Ashanti is not back in the Top 50 next week I'm going to register on all Beyonce message boards and hate on the ugly people. And please don't think I won't do it, you know how childish I am.

Also today, you're not allowed to comment on this post unless you say something positive about Ashanti. The funniest nicest comments will be posted tomorrow.

I've done my part.

It's your decision.

But don't say I didn't try.


48 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahah, okay.. let me try.. hmm, nice things about ashanti.... hmm... well, she ..nah... sorry i just can't.

Keep A shanti Alive said...

lol noone comments. so I will...

As you said we're not talkin negatively about her today, I won't mention her looking orange (usually she's so much prettier) on the cover, nor that her hair looks like Beyoncé's Experience Wig after 3568716 desert performances and being run over by a bus. Same could be said for her...what's it? Umm. Yeah. Dress. Well as I said, I won't mention that. Nor the fact that the whole cover looks unbelievably fierce. This really looks like a declaration (haha).

Well now about the actual work - and now you'll be surprised - I liked it. These are actually her first songs of hers that I really like (I still love Only U though^^).
The Way That I Love You - one of my songs of...I dunno...a week ^^ I loved it, i adoooored it, but I played it to death *cries* cant take it anymore.
You're Gonna Miss, So Over You, Mother, The Declaration - all very very good songs. The album makes my Top10 this year (the competition ain't that hard anyway, but...^^)
We should stop hating on her cause most of the things you said are true - she has improved ^^ (who would have thought she could recover from Beyoncé burning her out of peoples memory? XD)

bee fan said...

umm lets see, something positive about Ashanti... well... she has nice shoes on the cover of her album.

niece soulwriter said...

Hey Fam!

I reviewed the CD and it's pretty positive, peep the link here....

http://www.soultracks.com/ashanti_the_declaration_review

She's got movie roles coming up, keeps the royalty/publishing checks coming in...go head' Ashanti, work it!!!

And yes, "Good Good" is my ringtone, as well as my 2-year-old's favorite song. How did you know?!? :o)

Anonymous said...

I have to say something nice....okay....



In the Good Good video I love that Ahsanti was inspired enough to use Beyonce's left over Green Light wardrobe in the grocery shopping scene.

Anonymous said...

What funny is yo funky tired ass beyonce fans always got sumthing negative to say.. Thanks alot please HATE BECUZZ ITS WORTH IT!! Ashanti is still da shyt better den sum fukin beyonce.. Left for 4 years to cum bak sell 86 k in one week 2.1 million in 6 weeks WW. and become the first female artist to have the most top 40 hits this decade.. and to have a anotha number 1 hit on her own in 6 years.. HAHAH !! you cant fuck with Ashanti !! if u dont like her WELL DONT FUKIN TALK ABOUT HER !! plain and simple!! you all are a fuckin waste of time.. and tell u da truth.. I no fo dam Ashanti aint copying no fuckin Beyonce when Beyonce isnt even Beyonce !! NOw What u fuckin haters !!
ONly thing Beyonceitis is.. is a fucking milaria disease her ass cant get rid of.. sucking JZ dick.
And if Be no no say was so fuckin speacial her fukin clothing line woodnt be FLOPPING !!
NOW FUCK WITH THAT !! SORRY EXCUSES FOR FANS !!

JJ said...

Stop b'sing ^^^^^^^^^^^^ we all know that your the blog creator!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW I think its just Bananas that you supporting Ashy(my new nickname for her)I serious plan on lime wiring the album!

Anonymous said...

relax ashy( like that name). we don't really hate you.

Marquies said...

^ see what happens wen u try to promote nobodys there "fans" dont appreciate it, what more can you do i say you cut this week short and go back to the classic bashing, i grown to love and appreciate btw annonymous i guess that disease is spreading rapidly cuz ashanti been suckin irv's dick for that record deal i kno u didnt think it was from talent bitch cant even sing.idk y ppl like good good i think that shit is garbage and aint no radio station were i live bumpin no a-shitty records, and beyonce successful blows a-shittys out the water in any competition so i wont even bother to list.

Sam said...

hmm something nice...


She has a strong neck to hold up all that weav-HAIR. HOLD UP...THE HAIR....

*COUGHS*

srewolf said...

people should go and buy ashitty's record because on that album's cover she's paying tribute to beyonce (at first y'all thought that was an outtake from the 'upgrade u' video!!)....sooo whoever pays respect and praises the Queen Of Freakum deserves to be saved from eternal damnation.

Asshanti sux said...

geez, looks like we got ourselves an Asshanti stan on the site, see this is what happens when you try to be nice to Asshanti,her stans are so ungrateful.

Anonymous said...

To:asshanti
srewolf
sam
marquies
jj

LMAO.. do u seriously think you did anything. Fuck no.. You bitches betta recognize who the fuck u dealing wit..
Ashanti.. yall bitches act like we Ashanti fans owe yall ( and dont bring no otha Ashanti fans in it.. its just me..)
Well yall gotta anotha fukin thing coming..

Srewolf: What da fuk is u talking Aint no body tributing no fuckin Beyonce whjo the hell is she.. but a fuckin hi yellow song bird who cant sell clothes to save her life..

Marquies: Are u serious.. Ashanti actuall has that natural talent just because your Illiterate ass wanna listen to the fucking media dosent mean everythings true.. Unlike your homegurl Beyonce.. who cant have a 1st hit single wit Sum1else writing it or featuring on it !!.. Please. get wit da program da bitch just needs to ack but even then.. ametures with no expierince can out act her ass..


Sam: Lol.. are u serious !! Weave if anybody no about that its yo rabbit looking beyonce.. who dont even no what her own hair look like


JJ: WHY THE FUCK WOULD I BE THE CREATOR OF SOME BULLSHIT LIKE THIS IGNORANT SHYT !!

e. said...

Something nice, eh? Hmmm...

Well..first of all..everything that the blogger said is true for the most part.

I did in fact buy ashanti's album on iTunes for 9 dollars..haha..and the album is decent..the chick can do just as much as Rihanna (lets not even start on that hoe)..and most of these other RnB chicks today..but no one can fux with the Queen Bey!

b-girl said...

anonymous speaking of first singels how did Ashanti's 1st single chart? oh yea that's right she can't even crack the top 20 on the Billboard hot 100 LMAO bitch go sit down somewhere.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Amen...

BTW...Lmao at all the Ashitty fans on a BEYONCE fansite!!! Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Only thing positive I can say is her man has a sexy body...

Don't Hate Me said...

Look y'all... we got to ease up on Ashanti... We used to kinda love her. Remember that time she was smoking that cigar in the Baby video... SEE! You do remember. If you remembered then there must be SOME feelings behind that...

And let's not overlook how she used to rock that Morticia Addams weave... That shit was almost fierce.

And she tries so hard... we kicked her while she was down every time like her last name was Rowland or something.

We kicked her when she was up for that Lady of Soul award... we kicked her when she tried to give us Collectables... we kicked her when she got our order wrong and brought us chilli cheese fries instead of chilli cheese tots...

We got to do better, people. Remember... Buy An Album, Save A Shanti.

Don't Hate Me said...

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL...

We MUST appreciate the fact that we are so fortunate. We ALL could have been Ashantis but the good Lord gave us strength to strive and struggle to succeed and blessed us!

One day we may be in her shoes. Let's not belittle her.

Don't hate me... hate a world that'll give an Ashanti a second chance.

soulwindow said...

Something positive. K, got it. On her album cover, her hair looks like she's auditioning for the Lion King Broadway...and The Lion King Broadway is the joint!!!

Anonymous said...

It's about hot ihop pancake with the strawberries time! I was starting 2 feel like a hata myself reading all of this negativity..(and yes, I will read everything posted next week. I plead da FIF.)
umm, where was I?..let me clear my throat. ah yes, Ms Shanti is a hustler. just like Jay-Z(gotta make this Bey related some kind of way!) And if u can't respect Shanti still evoking wild cheers from the huge crowds at 106 & Park..then yo whole perspective is whack.even though she stole my nickname(showing it off in one of dem old videos. u kno with dat long..loonnnng weave ponytail & Paul wall?) crikets chirping?
moving on then. Go buy the album. Just buy it. U might see me in dat section bcuz "I Decided" 2 purchase SoL Angel's album.

dani said...

LMAO well I will say something nice about Shani Bani. I will admit that I once was a Ashanti Hater back in 03'. I hated that girl swinging her arm. flipping her hair, and do that retarded chicken leg move that she does on stage. Lets not forget the the cat on a hot tin roof screeching voice and her limited vocabulary. However she has improved this time around. Her voice hasn't drastically changed, but it has slowly but surely improved and she doesn't do the hair flip bs anymore. She has acted in a few movies that weren't blow out box office material but enough to keep her relevant ENOUGH. The album isn't bad like I thought it would be but surprisingly she hasn't had bad albums with bad producing just bad singing. So I would say something positive and be a bigger person even though she still isn't the best.

Mellissa said...

i really do like her. the laughing is a bit annoying. i loved her second cd. even though you're a Bey fan, that doesn't mean you should hate on every other artist. Love my Bey but i still like the other ones (wouldn't buy their cd's but i don't hate on them). Hopefully Shanti can recover from Beyonceitis, i doubt it but there's always room for hope.

Ironic said...

Something nice:

With the shillings she makes from 'The Declaration' she can finally get Ja Rule's belongings out of Public Storage.

Either that or help Kelly pay her phone bill.

Ashanti, girl, you so generous!

melissa said...

Damn, something nice? Hmmmmmm......I liked the baby song That was my ong back when it came out

Anonymous said...

"With the shillings she makes from 'The Declaration' she can finally get Ja Rule's belongings out of Public Storage.

Either that or help Kelly pay her phone bill.

Ashanti, girl, you so generous!"
^LMAOOOOOOO

i am dying laughing.
Ashanti is OK..cant sing but some of her songs are good..that is all.

Make Love In this Club, pt 2! said...

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Make Love In this Club, pt 2! said...

baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby = key to her rising back to the top!

other options = beyonce could always need a new ghostwriter!

(since we all so have prove she doesn't write her own shit)

Ms. Enjoi said...

Good Good was nice :)

I blasted The Way That I Love You a couple of times.

Caramel said...

Kudos to Ashanti for snipping them sideburns... thats positive

Anonymous said...

The CD isn't that bad and honestly we don't have that much else out there, I mean I could go and get a chicken box with that money...but after reading your blog I think she should hire you as her manager cause if you can sell her CD to a Beyonce fan than you can sell lacefronts to the homeless. While you at it take Latoya, Kelly and Michele...forget the blog and go make some money!

Sasha@CyberTLC said...

I love how the stan couldn't bring nothing real to hate on.

"Beyonce can't sell clothes"

Well Ashanti can't sell albums.

"Beyonce has features of her numbers 1s"

Ashanti couldn't get into the industry without being on somebody shit (The rule)

"Who the hell is she?"

WHO THE FUCK IS ASHANTI? Beyonce is an international singer. We cannot say the same for Ashanti. AND Beyonce doesn't have natural talent? She stands up there and creates new notes but she doesn't have talent? KILL YOURSELF NOW.

"Beyonce's rabbit looking ass"

Ashanti's Wolverine X-men looking ass.

SOMETHING NICE: I like the wig.

Her album won't sell unless it comes with a free fabric softener sample like the "Chapter II baby"

PERSONALLY I think she can go to Dereon hell and harmonize with Labozia.

VOGUE said...

You have some nerve calling anyone or anything. You can't spell, and you damn sure can't formulate coherent sentences.

“who cant have a 1st hit single wit Sum1else writing it or featuring on it”
Hmmm…lets see Ashanti’s first single was a sample sweetie. Don’t do it.
Not to say that Beyonce doesn’t sample or pull from other artists, but like I said DON’T DO IT!

“Please. get wit da program da bitch just needs to ack but even then.. ametures with no expierince can out act her”
ass..
Please, YOU need to get a dictionary, and spell check while you are at it!!! Instead of writing comments on a BEYONCE website, you need to be worried about why you cant spell fourth grade vocabulary words!!!
And its because of Beyonce’s “bad acting” that she was nominated for Golden Globe awards.
Ashanti has never even seen the inside of a Golden Globe or Academy Award ceremony (unless her ass is there to park cars on Solange’s off days...but I digress). Either way, Ashanti (who was a baby mama, a sorry cheerleader with a bad weave, who was also killed by BIRDS on a school bus in her movies) couldn’t pick a Golden Globe statue out of a line up let alone be nominated for one.

NaturallyAlise said...

She apparently nabbed a nice endorsement deal with 'Nair' and 'Gillette' :)

Mika said...

Well, since we are not saying anything negative about Ashanti, then I won't say anything about her limited vocab (cuz it's BANANAS!) or the fact that she's always got her mouth open, or even the fact that, unlike Lil Kim, I think she really could fit a Sprite can in her mouth. So, that leaves me with nothing to say. Good night.

Chris said...

Something nice about Ashanti? The dress really brings out the thickness in her thighs... wait, thats not good. The 200 pound lacefront brings out her widow's peak... Oh Dereon, give me the strength...I just cant...

Anyways, I suppose this album will lead to a "Declaration" or her retirement? She should, so she can dedicate all her time to working the french fry section at McDonalds.

Afrodite said...

Nice comment? She finally got rid of the sideburns she had in the "Foolish" video.

Whaaaaaat?

Anonymous said...

rubbed her hair 75 times a minute...girl or boy I could have pissed my pants when I read this line...so damn true!

Anonymous said...

hers how insignificant ashanti is... nobody even bothered to notice that this is her 4th, not 3rd album. as far as im concerned she struck out halfway down the first album.

Chris said...

"The Ashanti Experience (Presented By K-Mart)"



LMFAOOOOOO

Babybabybannanababy said...

i know she ain't steal beyonce's end-of-the-year-church-fashion-show-nba-game-w/Jay black wig. UNH UNH see now she gon get cut with the special super duper edition Hosue of Dereon dagger complete with oil sheen dispenser.

n0days0ff said...

creole pimp should drop a verse on her next album

KJ: Level Orange Stan Alert said...

Anonymous said...
To:asshanti
srewolf
sam
marquies
jj

LMAO.. do u seriously think you did anything. Fuck no.. You bitches betta recognize who the fuck u dealing wit..
Ashanti.. yall bitches act like we Ashanti fans owe yall ( and dont bring no otha Ashanti fans in it.. its just me..)
Well yall gotta anotha fukin thing coming..

_______________________________________________________________________


This went well over my head..... The slow bus must have pulled up early yesterday....

Anonymous said...

i like her new album. its okay.
i'll probably buy it on eBay.

GH3TTO BARBI3 said...

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chaoticdiva said...

Um, do all Ashanti fans have 2nd grade reading levels?

I find all of this shit mildly hilarious. Maybe some of us (no names) should try picking up a book before we buy another album.

Bet Ashanti can read and spell...

lildrummerboi said...

lolI know im late as hell commenting but, hilarious. From the post to the comments...

Ivanče said...

I liked all of her singles. And her first two albums are better than "I Am... Sasha Fierce".