Marsha Ambrosius

Jan
21
2 Chainz, John Legend, MC Lyte, & Swizz Beatz Honored at Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius

Old school met new school at the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball II sponsored by Heineken at Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. On the eve of President Obama’s inauguration, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, 2 Chainz, Maxwell, Meek Mill, and more gathered to celebrate their peers and hip-hop’s impact on the election.

2 Chainz, who launched Respect My Vote! to educate convicted felons on voting, cleaned up nicely in a suit as he accepted the street soldier award.

“Doing my thing on the charts is one thing, but to be honored on another avenue, it just feels like a blessing,” he told Newsday. “I’m keeping my head leveled and staying humble.”

His fellow honorees Swizz Beatz and John Legend were also dressed to impress in suits. Lil Mama sported blonde bangs as she joined Yo-Yo and Smooth in a tribute to her idol MC Lyte, who received the lifetime achievement award along with Doug E. Fresh.

Legend was on hand to accept the humanitarian award and spoke about hip-hop’s role in re-electing Obama.

“I think hip-hop had a role in making sure we elected a black president in America because we made it so that black people were in people’s homes through our music and through our culture,” he told Newsday. “I think it made Barack Obama and more people like him possible, so I’m really thankful for hip-hop and the role it plays in society.”

Meek Mill and Marsha Ambrosius also took the stage to perform. The British songstress entertained with “Butterflies” and “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player),” joking that it was Obama’s favorite song.

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Dec
12
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Hors D’Oeuvres… Prelude: Friends & Lovers’ [Mixtape]

Hors D'Oeuvres... Prelude Friends & Lovers

Marsha Ambrosius is preparing her sophomore album Friends & Lovers for release next year, but until then, she feeds fans’ appetites with the prequel mixtape Hors D’Oeuvres… Prelude: Friends & Lovers.

The British songstress serves up five tracks including the hot and spicy “Slow Motion,” the cold “Summer,” and “Expect This Shit,” which includes a side of mixed green envious rage, plus production from Boi-1da, Vidal Davis, Flippa, and Marsha herself.

Her Diplo-produced single “Cold War” is now available on iTunes. Come and get it.

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Nov
29
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Cold War’

Cold War

Love is a battlefield for Marsha Ambrosius. The British songstress marches to the front lines of love on “Cold War,” produced by Diplo and Picard Brothers.

“This is a cold war we’re fighting and neither one of us wanna surrender ’cause we’re slowly dying,” cries out Marsha.

The song will be released to iTunes on December 11, while her sophomore album Friends & Lovers is due next year.

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” she told Rap-Up TV. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

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Oct
11
Video: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘F*ck N Get It Over With’

Marsha Ambrosius

Expect the unexpected from Marsha Ambrosius. The British songstress debuts the suspenseful video for her new song “F*ck N Get It Over With.” Marsha sings about doing it in the college dorms, on her cousin’s couch, and even at her mama’s house, but both parties know the relationship isn’t going to last.

“We both know it ain’t gonna work out, so we may as well just f*ck n get it over with,” she sings as she drives in her Range Rover to her lover’s house. Just wait until you see who’s waiting for her in the surprise ending.

Marsha has been working on her sophomore album Friends & Lovers with Pop & Oak and Dre & Vidal. “You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” she told Rap-Up TV. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

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Sep
8
Rap-Up TV: Marsha Ambrosius Connects with G.O.O.D. Music, Talks New Album

Marsha Ambrosius blew her cover earlier this year when she tweeted about hitting the studio with Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and more. It wasn’t long before she was linked to the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer. When asked about her involvement at the BMI Urban Awards, the British songstress called the experience “amazing.”

Earlier this month, a tracklisting for Cruel Summer hit the net with Marsha featured on a record called “The One” with Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean. For those who question if the song is real, she had this to say: “We’re all friends and it’s ‘The One.’”

The former Floetry member has completed her sophomore album Friends & Lovers. “You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” said Marsha, who has reteamed with hitmakers Pop & Oak and Dre & Vidal. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

Plus, she recalled fond memories of performing Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” at a talent show and more recently singing the National Anthem in front of her at the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight.

Jun
30
Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese Duet at ASCAP Awards

Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese showed off their chemistry onstage while performing a tribute to Quincy Jones at the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The pair dueted on a cover of the legendary producer’s 1989 classic “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite),” earning praise from Q himself. Tyrese pulled off a Barry White baritone, while Marsha whispered sweet nothings in his ear.

May
6
‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Showdown: Mary J. Blige vs. Marsha Ambrosius

Mary J. Blige and Marsha Ambrosius

Mary J. Blige showed her stars and stripes on Saturday, performing the National Anthem at the 138th Kentucky Derby. Looking like a Southern belle in a red dress with matching hat and gloves, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul put on a royal performance, winning praise from the 150,000 spectators.

Meanwhile, Marsha Ambrosius had the honor of singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas later in the day. The British songstress got in the ring and flexed her vocal chops while delivering the patriotic anthem, later tweeting, “I do it! Living my dreams!!!”

Which R&B diva knocked it out of the park? Watch and weigh in below.

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