Marsha Ambrosius

Mar
8
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘FVCK&LOVE’ [EP]

FVCK&LOVE

Marsha Ambrosius serves up the seductive soundtrack to your weekend with her free EP FVCK&LOVE. The six tracks include the provocatively-titled “Come” and “69,” with production from Da Internz, Oak, Eric Hudson, and GOOOOOOOO!!! Music.

“PARENTAL ADVISORY #FVCKANDLOVE Don’t come at me all crazy 9 Months from now!!!” warned Marsha, who is readying her sophomore album Friends & Lovers for this year.

On March 16, the British songstress will kick off her “Friends & Lovers” tour at B.B. Kings in New York before making her way to Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Dim the lights and let Marsha set the sexy mood.

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Dec
6
Video: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Without You’

Marsha Ambrosius and Ne-Yo

Marsha Ambrosius fought against gay bullying in the video for “Far Away” and risked her life for love in “Cold War.” Now she takes on child molestation in the powerful video for her Ne-Yo-assisted single “Without You.”

The British songstress reflects on her painful past when a man sexually assaulted her as a young girl. While she looks over childhood photos and cries in her basement, Ne-Yo rushes over to console her.

Marsha’s sophomore album Friends & Lovers is due next year featuring Ne-Yo and a collaboration with Alicia Keys.

Grab some tissue and watch the emotional clip below.

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Aug
12
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Ne-Yo – ‘Without You’

Without You

Marsha Ambrosius brings some soul back to the radio with her first single “Without You.” The British songstress gets lost in her feelings as she duets with Ne-Yo on the sultry ballad.

“This loneliness has taken over me,” sings a teary-eyed Marsha, whose sophomore album Friends & Lovers is due later this year.

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” she said of the follow-up to her 2011 debut Late Nights & Early Mornings. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

Listen to the emotional song below.

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Jun
25
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Sky’

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius pens a heartfelt tribute to those lost on the piano ballad “Sky.” The British singer dedicates the song to Philadelphia rappers Jimme Wall Street and Lil Snupe, who passed away last week, and her idol Michael Jackson, whose four-year death anniversary is today.

“I was compelled to write and play this song because I heard it in a dream,” said Marsha, whose sophomore album Friends & Lovers is due later this year.

She shot footage of clouds on her iPhone during a flight from L.A. to Philly. “Felt only right to put the two together as I reflected on the lives lost these past couple of weeks. Jimme Wall Street, Lil Snupe, Aunty,” she wrote. “I can listen to this and remember. I can listen to this and want to forget. I can listen to this and mend a broken heart or feel it break. I made this song to FEEL!”

Feel her pain through her pen.

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Jan
23
Video: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Cold War’

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius risks it all in the name of love in the cinematic video for “Cold War,” the first single off her sophomore album Friends & Lovers.

The British singer’s character is used to living a comfortable lifestyle, but when her fiancĂ© (“The Wire’s” Michael Kenneth Williams) loses his job, she takes matters into her own hands to save their livelihood and relationship. To make some quick money, she gets involved with a drug dealer (“The Wire’s” Felicia “Snoop” Pearson), but soon the cops come calling.

“This video really depicts how far you will go for someone you care about,” explained Marsha. “I went to extreme measures to save my love and I clearly did some very illegal things.”

Just how far will she go for love? Watch her battle play out on-screen.

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Jan
22
Sneak Peek: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Cold War’

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius heads to the front lines of love in a preview of her video for “Cold War,” the Diplo-produced single off her upcoming sophomore album Friends & Lovers. The cinematic clip co-stars the cast of HBO’s “The Wire.”

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” she told Rap-Up TV of the follow-up to her 2011 debut Late Nights & Early Mornings. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

Last year, the British songbird served up an appetizer with her mixtape Hors D’Oeuvres…Prelude: Friends & Lovers.

The “Cold War” video will premiere tomorrow on BET’s “106 & Park.” Get a sneak peek below.

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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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