In honour of Ashanti throwing down for the 6ix tonight we thought we would take a trip down memory lane and showcase some of our favourites from the two-step queen.
1) Foolish - Every Ashanti list by law (Original 6 legal handbook available soon) has to start with this song. It’s hard to believe this track was released 12 years ago and can still be put on any break-up mixtape.
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2) Rock Wit U - Wayback playback from the days when it was too much work to type out the Y and O. This track takes us to a happier time in Ashanti’s life and honestly didn’t we all just want her to be happy? Bonus fun fact, Rock With U is Ashanti’s most successful song in Japan. Not sure when you would need to know that but here at The Original 6 we are all about the #knowledgedrops
3) Always on Time - Pre-Drizzy, when Ja and Ashanti ruled the FM waves..Murder INC days need I say more?
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4) Baby - That hook and Ashanti singing to me in full pool gear, who says growing up in the early 2000s was boring?
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5) Ain’t it funny - It must be the a**..but wait wasn’t this the INC and Lopez? It was but when Ja was too busy playing video games (true story) Ashanti had to step up for her crew and two-way (remember those confused blue keyboard pagers? Apparently they actually used to work) Irv Gotti some lyrics for this 2002
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Bonus track: This Christmas - Maybe it’s the snow outside or the Original 6 Shop launching but this song needs to be on this list. This Christmas will be a very special Christmas.