Concrete Rose CD (2004)

Artist: Ashanti

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In the summer of 2004, Ashanti began to tease with chart topping collaborations featuring Lloyd (“Southside”), Shyne (“Jimmy Choo”), and most recently Ja Rule (“Wonderful”). Ashanti has proven again that there is power found in her musical phenomenon. Her trinity release, CONCRETE ROSE, is a creative combination of her freshman and sophomore albums. Ashanti merges her profound writing abilities, the stellar production of The Inc. Records CEO Irv Gotti and Seven, and collaborations with Ja Rule & Lloyd to create this master-piece. The first single, “Only U” is a high energy R&B/rhythmic crossover mix. Ashanti is back to once again prove why she is by far one of today’s most sought after and intriguing female entertainers of this decade.

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63914434
UPC 602498636299
UPC 14 00602498636299
Format CD
Release Date 12/14/2004
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Author Ashanti
Compilation Appearance Endangered Species (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fast and The Furious (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Compilation Appearance Pac's Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Brass Knuckles(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Da Realist(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Godfather Buried Alive (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Southside (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Icon(Explicit Version)
Technical Info
Engineer Glen "It's Crazy" Markazi; Milwaukee "Protools King" Buck; Won "Engineer To The Stars" Bee Allen; Adam Scheurmann; David Ashton; Paul Silveira
Producer Jimi Kendrix; Malcolm Flythe; 7 Aurelius; Chink Santana; Demetrius McGhee; Irv Gotti; Jimi Kendrix; 7 Aurelius; Malcolm Flythe
CatalogID 0003409
Lable Name The Inc
Released 12/14/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 48s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498636299
Musical Guests
Lloyd
Ja Rule
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ashanti (vocals); 7 Aurelius (vocals, rap vocals, background vocals); Ja Rule, T.I., Lloyd (rap vocals); Seven (various instruments); William Barnes, Shawn Smith, Sharod Barnes (guitar); Seven Aurelius (harp); Demetrius McGhee (strings, organ, keyboards, bass guitar); Bill Sample (Hammond b-3 organ); Kenneth Crouch, Selan Lerner (keyboards); Jerry Barnes (bass instrument, bass guitar); Trevor Lawrence (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Easy Mo Bee (drum programming); Tammy Lucas (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Glen "It's Crazy" Markazi; Ken "Supa Engineer" Duro; Irv Gotti; Stephen George.
Recording information: Armory Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; C.H. Studios, New York, NY; The Enterprise, CA; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Photographers: Karen Moskowitz; Tony Duran .
While Ashanti emerged from the fierce world of the Murder Inc. label and has continued to ally herself with Irv Gotti and his posse, she has always possessed a downy softness untouched by the controversy swirling around her circle. As Ashanti explains the title of her third proper studio record, CONCRETE ROSE, it represents her dual existence in the gritty street life of hip-hop and the gentler world of R&B. While hip-hop eases its way into her music, it is not the main driving force (a la Mary J. Blige); with Ashanti, hip-hop is peppered into her music, informing her evocations of desire, hope, and regret.
Here, Ashanti retains the tenderness that she built her reputation on, but proves she's unafraid to take chances on this always-engaging, often-surprising record. She opens with the slow-groove ballad, "Still Down," but swiftly ups the ante with the borderline-industrial "Only U," with its dark, thrashing keyboards tempered by a sweet message of sensual love. Ashanti also flirts with the styles of Jill Scott and Angie Stone on the empowering, neo-soul number "Don't Let Them" and sings over an almost-surreal harp melody on "Every Lil' Thing." With CONCRETE ROSE, Ashanti takes on many new musical elements, adding to both her appeal and her artistic depth.
Disc 1
1 Concrete Rose Intro
2 Still Down
3 Message To The Fans (Skit)
4 Only U
5 Focus
6 Don't Let Them
7 Love Again
8 Take Me Tonight
9 U
10 Every Lil' Thing
11 Turn It Up
12 Buck 3000 (Skit)
13 So Hot
14 Don't Leave Me Alone
15 Sister Stories (Skit)
16 Freedom
17 Wonderful - (remix)
Product Attributes
Artist Ashanti
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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