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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Marsha Ambrosius teams with trombonist Jeff Bradshaw on a cover of Janet Jackson’s 1997 hit “Got Til It’s Gone,” which originally sampled Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi.” The song, also featuring Christian rapper Tyrone TWyse, appears on Bradshaw’s double CD Bon Appetit, due April 24. The British songstress sits on a stoop in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, as she and her fellow musicians pay homage to the hurricane-ravaged city.
“Watch, enjoy, and remember our brothers and sisters in NOLA!!! There is still work to be done there!!!” said Bradshaw.