Music Recommendation – Single – Ashanti ft. Jeremih, Love Games

I just wrote about Ashanti and French Montana’s track, Early In The Morning, but I definitely think this one is the best on the album. Jeremih and Ashanti sound great together and a listener can get a good idea of Ashanti’s sound through it.

Not much to say about the song, it’s basically a love duet between Jeremih and Ashanti. I’ve always said Jeremih’s music sounds a bit rough and coarse, and I have the same complaint with this. However I do like this track and think it is worth a listen.

Overall, I would rate the song at about 9/10. Give it a listen below:

-Austin Heath

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Music Recommendation – Single – Ashanti ft. French Montana, Early In The Morning

Normally I would never come close to mentioning a song with French Montana, as I cannot stand him. Yet I was intrigued by this song. I like the idea of autotuning the rapper’s voice and putting him on the hook, making him sound almost identical to Future (and not a bad Future song either).

While this is a typical RnB love song, it is rather catchy until about 2:45. Then rapping ensues. While it is definitely not Montana’s worst verse, and it’s rather short, I would’ve preferred if he stayed on the hook. Sadly Ashanti disappointed me a little, which is rare.

This is, in my opinion, one of the better songs on the singer’s most recent album, Braveheart. The music video for it just released today, so clearly I’m not alone on that one. I will most likely review a couple of songs from the album over time, but not the whole LP.

As for the song, I would rate it at around 8.5/10. Good listen, I was impressed by the hook and hope French Montana does that more instead of rapping. You can listen below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Ashanti ft. R. Kelly, That’s What We Do

On the list of my all-time favorites, we have Ashanti’s That’s What We Do with RnB King R. Kelly. Despite being in my favorites, I am not using this song up for my Favorites Friday as it is relatively unknown. I wrote earlier about a song with Ashanti, and this also came out during the same time when Ashanti was attempting to lift her career back up. I really love this piece, but unfortunately it did not receive much appreciation from the public.

Although you can expect the words “That’s what we do, that’s what we do” a lot, the song still has an awesome hook and is an incredible duet. The bridge is way too auto-tuned at first, but improves until the finale chorus. If you are fond of RnB like myself then chances are you might enjoy this. Ashanti sounds great, and R. Kelly even better. I really just like this song overall and find it extremely catchy.

I would rate the song at about 9.25/10. I think it is worth a listen, so give it a chance below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Fat Joe ft. Trey Songz, Pusha T, Ashanti, and Miguel, Pride N Joy (Remix)

While this song is a bit old, it found its way back into my head after giving it a listen recently. This remix has a smooth RnB hook and features a nice balance between Rap and RnB. While Trey Songz doesn’t get as much song-time as I would’ve hoped, the song is still pretty good.

I enjoy Pusha T’s verse, but Fat Joe kind of messes up the song. His verse is brief and it is his song, so I never let it ruin the track for me. Ashanti sounds excellent, and her verse is my favorite part. This is a love song that I really appreciate, between the message and the amazing collaboration of great artists on one song.

Overall, I would rate the song at 9.25/10. Each artist provides what they’re best at and Fat Joe is not terrible despite the unfortunate verse. I wish Trey had gotten more time, but his finale really caps the song well. Check it out below:

-Austin Heath

P.S. The original Pride N Joy isn’t too bad either, if you liked the remix you may like the original (definitely not as much though, just a disclaimer).