What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the liner notes open up to a centerfold featuring Ashanti in a white bikini. Parents can take this as a hint of the musical content inside: stylish, attractive, insistently sexual.
What's the story?
In his opening shoutout, Chink Santana calls Ashanti \"Murder Inc's princess,\" and that may be a fitting description, at least in the kingdom of R&B. On CHAPTER II, Ashanti sings the gritty \"Living My Life\" with regal confidence, and mellow tracks like \"Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)\" and \"I Found Lovin'\" with soulful assurance. Other standouts include \"Breakup 2 Makeup\" (not to be confused with the Stylistics' oldie of the same name), \"The Story Of 2 (Dreammaker),\" and \"Feel So Good.\"
Is it any good?
Listeners may question the skits, and fans of her previous album may regret Ashanti's choice of solo R&B over guest artist rap. But when Ashanti takes over, there's a lot to like on this CD. Just keep in mind it's frankly sexual, and not for younger listeners.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about if the sexual content adds to the impact of the CD or if it's more likely to encourage sales.