Posts Tagged ‘Marsha Ambrosius’

‘Love Jones’ The Musical On The Way Starring Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius & More!

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Love Jones is coming to the stage!

With the 20th anniversary of the film coming next year, the cult-classic movie, starring Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Bill Bellamy, and more, is being adapted into a musical by writer/director Theodore Witcher.

The theatrical rendition will take a R&B approach featuring a cast of popular singers including, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michele, Raheem DeVaughn, Dave Hollister, and MC Lyte.

Slated to hit theaters this coming fall, The Daily Gazette claims the play is a “refreshing change in black theatre,” and New York Weekly calls it a, “Wonderful cross between concert, stage play, and a movie live  on one stage.”

If you are too young to know it, or never saw it, check out the original film’s trailer below.

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Video: Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever

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Here’s a nice surprise.

After releasing her rendition of “Have You Ever” from the tribute album to reggae legend Dennis Brown, We Remember Dennis Brown, back in March, Marsha Ambrosius now debuts a colorful, romantic visual for the cover song.

Exploring a record shop on a chill day, Marsha meets up with her lover and the two share some intimate moments in the store, and in a tropical setting.

Explaining her nostalgic tie to the “Crown Prince of Reggae,” Marsha said, “Dennis Brown and reggae music makes me reminisce, my fond memories of growing up in London when reggae music was and still is prominent…I can still smell the food my mother was cooking, I can hear the vacuum cleaner early hours on a Saturday morning, British pirate radio stations always playing The Crown Prince of Reggae!”

Check out the video below!

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Listen: ThisisRnB Presents: Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 (Piano Sessions)

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Throughout the years that we’ve been running ThisisRnB, our original acoustic sessions series has been one of the most rewarding and enriching things that we’ve done. From the earliest developments of it and curating our process over the years, we couldn’t be more honored and proud of the content that has been created through these sessions.

While the videos live on our YouTube channel, we’ve always felt like it would be nice to do something with the audio recordings as well.

So, after revisiting the sessions, we’ve gathered and created playlists broken down into two simple styles–piano sessions and guitar sessions. We are currently releasing them online for free streaming as our gift to you!

Thank you all for watching and supporting us over the years. Thank you to all the artists who allowed us to help capture these amazing performances, along with all the publicists, managers, and record label associates who helped facilitate them. Thank you to all the engineers and studios as well, we couldn’t have done this without you.

#PressPlay and listen to Vol. 1 of the “ThisisRnB Acoustic Sessions” below!

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Marsha Ambrosius Joins T.I. on Aaliyah Sampled, Dr. Dre Produced Single “Dope”

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Who would’ve thought T.I. and Marsha Ambrosius would make such a ‘Dope’ song together?

On the ATL rap star’s hot new summer single “Dope,” Marsha assists him in celebrating life on the West Coast. The King of the South luxuriates in some of the finest things that Los Angeles has to offer in this futuristic video filled with high-tech gadgets and foreign cars.

Featuring cameos from some of Tip’s famous rapper friends, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Nelly, and Killer Mike, the visuals definitely get you in the mood to party. The Dr. Dre produced track samples Aaliyah’s 2001 single “Rock the Boat” and sees Marsha Ambrosius showcasing those beautiful airy vocals on the chorus.

“Dope” is currently a TIDAL exclusive, but you can get a taste of it below.

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Yes!! Stars Come Out for “Black Girls Rock! 2016”

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On Friday night (April 1), BET filmed their annual “Black Girls Rock! Awards” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Hosted by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the star-packed evening featured special tributes and celebrated honorees including, Rihanna (Rock Star Award), legendary singer Gladys Knight, writer-producer Shonda Rhimes, actress and playwright Danai Gurira, young actress and activist Amanda Stenberg, plus Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton even made a special appearance to honor and introduce Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond. Speaking to the audience she said, “There are still a lot of barriers holding back African Americans and black women in particular, so a gathering like this filled with so many powerful, strong women is a rebuke to every single one of those barriers. All of our kids, no matter what zip code they live in, deserve a good teacher and a good school, a safe community and clean water to drink.”

As the final honoree of the evening, Rihanna shared her humble feelings on receiving her award. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she said. “The minute you learn to love yourself you will not want to be anybody else. Role model is not the title they like to give me, which is why tonight, it is so important. I know I am inspiring girls to be themselves and that’s half the battle.”

The Barbados-born singer also thanked her mother and grandmother for being strong black women and excellent role models. “Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks,” she said.

The special evening also brought out many of R&B’s best, including performers Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Brandy, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as Kelly Rowland, Ledisi, Erykah Badu, Andra Day, Corrine Bailey Rae, and even Lauryn Hill, who closed the show with a surprise performance.

“Black Girls Rock!” 2016 will air on BET April 5 at 8 PM ET. Check out some of the special moments and photos from the red carpet below!

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New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever (Dennis Brown Cover)

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Marsha Ambrosius deftly transitioned from Floetry songstress to solo R&B siren. She recently added reggae queen to her repertoire with her performance on the upcoming tribute album to reggae legend Dennis Brown, We Remember Dennis Brown. The singer/songwriter covered his hit song, “Have You Ever,” with mellifluous vocals that add a unique touch to this throwback dancehall jam.

Explaining her nostalgic tie to the “Crown Prince of Reggae,” Marsha said, “Dennis Brown and reggae music makes me reminisce, my fond memories of growing up in London when reggae music was and still is prominent…I can still smell the food my mother was cooking, I can hear the vacuum cleaner early hours on a Saturday morning, British pirate radio stations always playing The Crown Prince of Reggae!”

Grab your bae and a chill cocktail while you check out “Have You Ever” below.

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Seagram’s Gin Takes over The House of Blues in New Orleans During Essence Festival with Tank, Raheem DeVaughn & More

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Seagram’s Gin took over the House of Blues in New Orleans during Essence Festival over July 4th weekend.

Kicking the festivities off with a day party on Saturday and special performance to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the movie house party. Later that night Seagram hosted Omari Hardwick, Tank and Avant at The Black Hollywood Affair with Kid Capri on the mic.

To close out the weekend Seagrams had Nelly hosting with Bryan-Michael Cox on the wheels. Joining in the fun were fellow R&B artists including Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Rico Love, Justine Skye and more.

Check out the pics below:

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Floetry To Set Out On U.S. Summer Tour

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Over the last year, we’ve gotten taken back to our past many times. From the return of jelly shoes, Jodeci, and thankfully, the beautiful Tamia, we’ve been able to feel more than just a bit of nostalgia these days.

Included in that swamp of good things was the reunion of British duo, Floetry, last December. Making a few appearances since then, the beautiful ladies have now announced that they will indeed be going through with a summer tour together.

Following their performance at Atlanta’s Funk Fest last weekend, Marsha Ambrosius took to her Instagram account to announce she and Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart will kick their tour off on June 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. Hitting St. Louis, Cali, and Texas before making their way to the Essence Festival in July, the talented songbirds are ready to bring that old thang back for fans to enjoy.

Closing out their summer tour on August 8 at the Spirit Festival in Maryland, we’re hoping that this tour is just the preparation for the long awaited follow-up album to 2005’s Flo’Ology.

Check out the dates of the tour below and purchase tickets here.

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