Apr 21, 2013 | #StudioLife!!!!! I think this joint is gonna be dope!!!! 😜😁🎤🎼🎵🎶 by Ashanti on Keek.com
Though Ashanti gets her background tracks from producers in L.A., she is committed to writing all of her own lyrics and melodies. "She'll get struck by something, and then it's non-stop writing. It pours out of her like water," says Hodges. Ashanti's last record, The Declaration, was released five years ago, and BraveHeart has been in the works since 2011, so Ashanti fans are probably pretty eager to hear what she's been up to. And according to Hodges, they shan't be disappointed. "It's definitely not your cheesy R&B record," he says. "There's a lot of diversity and depth to it. She uses her voice in a lot of cool ways." He adds, "Sometimes it's hard to distinguish what is her voice and what is an instrument." For more information, visit charlestonsound.com.