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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti is a native of Glen Cove, Long Island. Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her 2002 smash hit, self-titled debut album “Ashanti.” It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. Her first week showing set a SoundScan record as the ... Read more in Amazon's Ashanti Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Jun 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00197X0YQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,592 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro - Ashanti, Channel 7, James Wisner
2. The Way That I Love You - Ashanti, LT Hutton, A. Douglas, Sam Lobue II
3. You're Gonna Miss - Ashanti, LT Hutton, A. Douglas, Sam Lobue II
4. So Over You - Ashanti, Rodney Jerkins, Mike "Handz" Donaldson
5. Struggle - Ashanti, LT Hutton, Sam Lobue II
6. Girlfriend - Ashanti, LT Hutton, Sam Lobue II
7. Things You Make Me Do - Ashanti, Channel 7, Keith Biz, Robin Thicke, Chad Beats
8. In These Streets - Ashanti, Ron "Neff U" Feemster, Bob Horn
9. Good Good - Ashanti, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, John Horesco IV
10. Body On Me - Aliaune "Akon" Thiam, Ashanti
11. Mother - Ashanti, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Paul Boutin
12. Shine - Ashanti, Peter Stengaard, Diane Warren, Mario Luccy
13. The Declaration/Outro - Ashanti, Channel 7, Yinon, Andros Rodriguez
14. Hey Baby (After The Club) - Ashanti, Channel 7, Mario Winans, Diddy, Irv Gotti, Ken "Supa Engineer" Duro, Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young, Glen Marchese, Steve ¿Rockstar¿ Dickey, Matt Testa, Ashanti Douglas, Brian Howard, T. Jones, The Cherry Moon Orchestra

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rixtacy on 12 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
One of the most Under-Appreciated artists in the business ASHANTI! She's been out of the music scene for 4 years, not out of choice but due to circumstances! In that time she's experienced many things, and has developed vastly, vocally, lyrically (she writes ALL of her Material!), sonically, she's upped her game to another level! The result of all this 'THE DECLARATION!' The way the tracks are arranged she tells a kind of story, which you get once you listen through!
The Tracks:

1.Intro-A good opening explains whats been going on, production is tiight!

2.The Way That I Love You-This song is just excellent, this track alone would be enough to make you buy the album! Starts with a mezmerising/haunting Piano playing...The Bass,The Lyrical Delivery, The Vocals, and The Production are all ON-POINT! She totally Nails this track 5/5

3.You're Gonna Miss-A track which is a sort of RnB/Pop mesh, very radio friendly, the kind of track you just wanna move to the beat, Very infectious! 4/5

4.So Over You-HOTTNESS! A Rodney (Darkchild) Jerkins track with killer up-tempo beats. Another track you wanna move to! 5/5

5.Stuggle-You can just feel this track wholeheartedly! You have to hear the full song to really appreciate it! It's really relatable for both men/women! Even though all the tracks are fire, this has to be a top fav without a doubt! Lyrically/Vocally consider it well and truely DELIVERED! 5/5

6.Girlfriend-I would deem this track solid RnB! Very sensual and seductive. Let's just say if someone was singing this to you (male perspective), you would make them your Girlfriend! Or if you were singing it to someone (female perspective) you would definately win someone over. It just has an effect on you! 5/5

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Music fan on 31 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
It's been almost 4 years since we heard anything from Ashanti. With decreasing sales and singles peaking lower and lower in the charts this album needs to reverse the trend. Overall this album is pretty solid. With her 2nd and 3rd albums, there were a few really great stand-out tracks but the most of the albums were not great. The Declaration may be missing an amazing lead-off track but each track is good so looking at the album over-all, it is a lot better than many other albums out there at the minute.
The Declaration has a slightly different feel to it than Ashanti's previous albums due, in part, to the fact that this is the first album that has an entire new set of producers. Seven Aurelius (responsible for most of Ashanti's biggest hits) produces 2 tracks, 'The Things You Make Me Do, a sensual mid-tempo duet with Robin Thicke and 'The Declaration' one of the stand-out tracks on the album, combining a drum beat and a string arrangement. Pretty different to what's out there ta the minute New producers include Rodney Jerkins who produces another of the albums stand-outs 'So Over You' a beat-heavy mid-tempo about being fed-up with you partner. Jermaine Dupri produces another mid-tempo which has a very catchy melody which keeps the track on repeat. Akon is on board with potential second single 'Body On Me' a catchy, summery, feel-good song with Nelly. Long-time ballad producer Babyface produces 'Mother', a ballad about Ashanti's mother (not surprisingly). New producer L.T. Hutton produces 4 tracks, lead single 'The Way That I Love You' and another of the albums stand-outs 'You're Gonna Miss' which uses the popular vocorder effect.
Overall this album is a lot more 'together' than Ashanti's previous albums and definately shows that her vocals have improved even more.
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By gone on 16 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is a very mellow R&B album with mid-tempo tracks that stray away from fast up-tempo club jams or party vibes. For the club junkie or dance fanatic, this is not quite that type of bouncy R&B funk. It's a very different sound as compared to her other albums so it was quite a surprise when I first listened to it. This 14-track Japan Import includes the bonus track "Hey Baby (After The Club)", lyrical booklet with words, and obi-strip - a definite bonus!

Featured artists are Nelly, Akon, and Robin Thicke. "Things You Make Me Do" 3:22 featuring Robin Thicke has a nice soothing laid back sensual style to kick back with your lover, or alone. If you enjoy candles, this is a great song to set the mood right. Ashanti's vocals seem improved and very soft on the ears as compared to other songs.

My favorite track is "Body On Me" featuring Nelly & Akon for it's electronica, rap, and hip-hop mesh. The beats are catchy, funky, and phenomenal. More songs like this would have been a "most definite" booster to feel uplifted or in the mood to dance. It's positive vibes, sexy undertones, and production are very appealing!

Another great song for those who like to snuggle with a lover or fantasize would be "Girlfriend" as it has references to how "I'd give all of me to you... I'd let you touch everything..." It was a bit too slow for my tastes. "The Way I Love You" has a more soulful rich sound --it's a "you and her" type song. Songs like "So Over You" were a much better style to show--giving better attitude, bouncy beats, and faster tempos [that would be my second favorite track].

A nice jam, [and my 3rd favorite] ,"You're Gonna Miss" has references to the heart aching, feeling weak, and wanting her lover back.
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