Good Evening World!
How ya’ll doing?! …I hope all is well and everybody is starting their week off riight! As mentioned in a previous post, my team & I were on a much needed break. During that time I had the opportunity to at attend a beautiful wedding reception, plus visit family & friends in the Midwest. Praise God to be able to travel. Once I got back to Atlanta, it was bAcK2Bi’ness! lol Last night we hit the stage at the Music Room for “The Xperience” R&B/Hip Hop concert. If you missed out, no worries. I have two more shows this weekend! It don’t stop. 🙂
“Now back to the lesson at hand…”
So I don’t enjoy listening to the radio all the time because a lot of the rap music sounds the same and I can’t always relate to the subject matter. However, there are times when a song will catch my attention & pull me in. I will admit Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex” did just that. lol I love how catchy the hook is and the music itself.
One day I was playing around with the instrumental and started thinking how I could turn this song around, lyrically. I wanted something sassy, something I could relate to, yet still keep it fun & catchy by utilizing the original melodies…
“Walked on the stage, mic in my hand, don’t speak, hips sangin, Oooh / Baddies by my side, left to the right, everybody lookin like, O-o-uh-oh!..” Lol Yass! (Shoutout to my girls, Mychala & Marquita who hold me down on stage 😉 )
Take a listen to the FULL song below, tell me your thoughts on my cover & please share!
Peace Out! TTYL 🙂
NEXT SHOW in Atlanta –> Saturday, 9/26 @ Enclave
GOOD EVENING WORLD! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out my latest music video, “You Changed Me” – A Jamie Foxx & Chris Brown cover. I did this duet with singer-songwriter, Diamonn (@OfficiallyDiamonn). We shot the video in Georgia at two different locations – her pool & my pool! Lol because its summertime, the atmosphere was definitely fitting for what we were going for… We both wanted to create something that was fun, playful & simple. In this video you will definitely see us glammed up & performing the song; but you’ll also get a glimpse of us just being… well… us. Lol. Laughing, playing sports, make up running, doing the “death drop”, hair outta place, being goofy and just being in the moment. I think the outtakes are my favorite part!
Thank You to Mr. Griffin for ALL of your hard work on set & putting this video together. We definitely couldn’t have done it without you. #HHUCIT ~ Thank You to our recording engineer, A’Lex. I enjoyed working with you! I absolutely love your vibe in the studio & appreciate your skills. You kept us on point! ~ Diamonn… you already know girl 🙂 I’m so happy we finally made this happen. I’m proud of what we created & learned a lot through the process. Looking forward to working with you again & much success to you on your journey! #BossNow is available NOW guys–> Download her EP here! #RnB #Music #Diamonn
Now take a look & listen below to OUR version of “You Changed Me” – Let us know your thoughts. 🙂 Download the song HERE for your listening pleasure.
Peace Out! Have beautiful day World. Be kind & uplift others… Don’t forget your smile 🙂 xoxo.
🙂 Hey all! I had the opportunity to perform at Music & Soul 5 at Apache Café hosted by Jelani S. of Global King Ent. I performed a snippet of Make Me Real Bad, Find Me and Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj’s Love More. Check out the performance below & please SUBSCRIBE to receive show notifications!
AshleYYY Performs at Music & Soul 5 – Apache Café, Atlanta, GA (February 7th, 2015)
If you liked that, you’ll LOVE my new music video, Why You Come For Me? Keep sharing this video guys!! Let’s get everybody talkin’! Click HERE to watch the video & click HERE to download the new single on iTunes. #WYCFM
I Love You #TeamAshleYYY …Whoop Whoop!! 😀 The New Year is starting off right! Praise God.
Nationwide – November 25, 2014 — It’s a testament to AshleYYY’s fearlessness. This past year the triple threat singer, songwriter and dancer AshleYYY has written songs regularly, recorded multiple features, performed on many stages while not only honing her craft but continuing to build her brand. In the midst of all that, with anticipation building over the last year for new music, AshleYYY has quietly made her way into the studio to record her latest single “Why You Come For Me?” which has been made available to the world today November 25, 2014. It’s not a ballad, nor is it a dance track. It’s a good mixture of both, with vulnerable lyrical content. “Why You Come For Me?” is a story that will paint a picture for you, she describes this song as an “honest piece.”
“It’s funny; I’ve realized how much the “true story” songs end up being so much easier to write. I remember writing the majority of this piece back in 2012, and just how easy the lyrics seemed to fall on the page.”
AshleYYY has the ability to tug on people’s emotions with her strong ballads and her aim with this single is no different. Although this one isn’t a ballad, her focus is and has always been on making great music that people can relate to while continuing to grow in every aspect of being an artist.
“I want to be an artist who stands behind her music and knows what she wants, and knows exactly how she wants it to sound…without feeling some type of way about it when more work has to be done. (laughs) #TeamAshleYYY Always striving for greatness.”
With her new single “Why You Come For Me?” ready and available for the world to hear, AshleYYY looks to have her “honest” music fall on the ears, hearts and minds of all that can relate.
For more on Why You Come For Me? single release and for business or bookings contact Edward Griffin at [email protected] 414.208.4694.
A bold addition to a traditional name, AshleYYY, will capture your attention at a moment’s notice. Accomplished singer, songwriter, dancer and former professional NBA dancer AshleYYY is a musical force whose range and talent will not just dominate R&B, but can span any genre including pop music, hip-hop, country, rock and more. Based out of Milwaukee but currently residing in Atlanta, AshleYYY is ready to empower the music scene with her universal charm that appeals to the masses.
I think the best thing about being a songwriter is that so much freedom comes with it. It’s liberating. There are no boundaries. The topics are endless and I can go in whatever direction I feel…
It’s been over a year since I put out any new music. (Thank ya’ll for your patience, and still rocking my music in the meantime 🙂 lol) In the past couple of years, I’ve written enough songs to make 5 albums; but there was no need to keep dropping a project every 6 months. My focus has been on perfecting my live show, growing as a vocalist, expanding my network, and pushing myself as a writer. I’ve learned the importance of editing, going back to re-write what I thought was final lol, adding other elements to make a song come to life, and getting honest feedback from others, all BEFORE showcasing it to the world. I’m learning everyday and thankful for my awesome team & the beautiful people God has placed around me.
It is now time to give my people new music. Great music. *Remember, I pinky swore on my last project to always strive for greatness* 🙂 This song isn’t a ballad, nor is it a dance track. But what I love about this record is that it’s a good mixture of both + vulnerable lyrical content. It’s a laid back kinda groove 🙂 …but with a story. The lyrics paint a picture for you. It’s an honest piece… It’s funny; I’ve realized how much the “true story” songs end up being so much easier to write. I remember writing the majority of this piece back in 2012, and just how easy the lyrics seemed to fall on the page. I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to this story in some way or another…either you went through it, put somebody else through it lol, or know someone who experienced it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did creating it. 🙂
We will be releasing my new song, “Why You Come For Me?” on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. It will be available for purchase everywhere digital music is distributed. I would love ya’ll support and as ALWAYS, your down right honest opinion of the song. Until then please repost, share, spread the word, and get a sneak peak of the visuals & lyrics below. Thanks so much! #WYCFM
Hey World! You know what day it is? … That’s right – -> FREESTYLE FRIDAY!!!
It’s actually somewhat of a throwback too – I recorded this video back home in Milwaukee last year – at my dance home, Freestyle Dance Studio (which is now Euphoria Dance Studio – shout out!! lol miss you guys 🙂 )
So if you know me, you know I LOVE to dance & just let go when exploring movement. I press record, then do whatever the music tells my body to do. One song that really does it for me is “Brand New” by Drake. Beautiful song! OMG he’s so honest in the lyrics – and ya know what, it’s really nice to hear a MAN expressing his insecurities about being in a relationship! On top of the lyrics, the music makes me feel sexy! Lol So take a look as I sway, bounce, drop it, & glide across the room 😉
AshleYYY – “Brand New” Freestyle
Thanks for watching guys! Let me know your thoughts & what song you want to see me freestyle to NEXT!!
…Stay connected with me! Love YA 🙂