Ashanti reveals she officially owns her masters.
The singer is planning on re-recording her self-titled debut album, Ashanti, which was originally released in 2003.
During an interview on the Tamron Hall show, Ashanti expresses, “I have an amazing legal team… The fact that I’ll be able to rerecord my first album and put everything together and…” Then, Hall jumped in. “Wait, that’s the big announcement! I was going to build up to that!… She’s recording the album now as an independent artist!”
“I used to live in the basement of my house — I wanted to feel like I had my own apartment,” she said. “So I used to be downstairs in my own section, and I would put on the Cartoon Network on mute and I would just write. And it sounds so crazy, but I would be…having cartoons on, playing the beat, and then just writing. It made me feel comfortable. It allowed me to kind of get into my zone.”
While at the Murder, Inc studio, Ashanti remembers, “I would be the only female and there would be guys in there rolling dice and doing things that guys do and throwing money on the table and there was a lot of stuff in the air,” she recalled. “And I would be in the corner … just writing in my pad.”
Watch the full interview below.