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Ashanti Talks New Music With Metro Boomin & What’s Missing From Today’s R&B

“I feel like people want it, but there’s not a lot of true, passionate R&B music, when you think about it.”

In addition to discussing her new film, Stuck, Ashanti chopped it up with EBONY about her upcoming EP executive produced by hit maker Metro Boomin.

“I just did an [Instagram] Live with my fans … and I asked them, ‘What do you guys want from me? Do you want up-tempos? You want club records? You want R&B records? Ballads? What do you want?’ It was a landslide, they want vintage, Ashanti R&B with a little 2019 spice, which is why Metro is my guy,” she said.

After sharing her thoughts on first hit “Foolish” becoming a certified classic, the Long Island songstress revealed what she believes is missing from her genre, which is R&B itself.

“I feel like there’s a void. I feel like people want it, but there’s not a lot of true, passionate, R&B music, when you think about it. Telling a story, being vulnerable and being visual.”

She also entertained the idea of embarking on her own “millennium tour” with other talented singers of the early and mid-2000s. Check out the clip above.


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