Marsha Ambrosius performs “I Hope She Cheats On You” @HOBNOLA [Video] | Live Music

UK singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, who recently hit the top of the US R&B/Hip Hop chart and number two overall in the US Top 100 albums with her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings, is currently co-headlining BET's Music Matters Tour with Melanie Fiona.

On their recent stop at the House Of Blues in New Orleans, Marsha performed the crowd pleasing “I Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)”, helped by a large majority of those in attendance. Good on ya Marsha... Read more

Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights & Early Mornings Album Release Party (Video)

Check out a little sneak peak of Marsha Ambrosius' New York launch party for her long-anticipated (and downright impressive) album Late Nights & Early Mornings, including some upsettingly-brief footage of Marsha's performances on the night. I NEED to see her live this year.

SoulCulture's very own Angie Writes recently got to spend a week in Marsha Ambrosius' life leading up to the release of Late Nights & Early Mornings, read the extended piece Marsha Ambrosius: From Grind To Glory >> HERE.

Marsha Ambrosius: From Grind To Glory | Feature

On a Wednesday night in Philly, Marsha Ambrosius is clunking around her living room with one high heel pump on and the other in her hand. Dressed in a loose-fitting striped blouse, leather shorts and lace leggings, Ambrosius is statuesque, preparing to hop in the blacked-out SUV waiting in front and be whisked away on a two-hour car ride to a club appearance in Washington, DC.

“Yo! I’m gonna miss American Idol,” she says with a laugh in her Scouser/London/Philly hybrid accent, “I wanna see what happens. I love Steven Tyler.” It’s less than two weeks away from the debut of her first solo album, Late Nights and Early Mornings, yet Ambrosius still finds time to revel in reality TV.

“I wonder if Modern Family is a rerun tonight,” she says aloud with inquisitive inflection. The jovial Ambrosius is into sitcoms too. Her demeanor is welcoming, and completely unassuming. Smiling brightly behind widening green eyes, “One second,” she says to me, turning quickly to a mirror over her mantle to primp her curly mane, then sitting on her couch to face her laptop. “Ok Nieci,” she says to the screen, referring to her teenage cousin in Liverpool, Shenice Williams whom she had apparently been iChatting with the entire time (a talented pianist in her own right, Williams performed with Ambrosius at Dingwalls in London, back in December). “We’re out of here.” The “we” is she and I, the driver and security. There is no entourage, no glam squad (this time) around, no rep. Read more

Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights & Early Mornings | Album Review

Marsha Ambrosius is a name very familiar to Soul lovers the world over. Since her beginnings with Floetry, her writing for Michael Jackson and other contemporary artists, her distinctive voice and writing style has gathered much popularity and respect. Given the amount of time since the Floetry project disbanded, it feels almost bizarre to say that Late Nights and Early Mornings is her debut solo album. We, nonetheless, welcome it with open arms.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius x Melanie Fiona on 106 & Park | TV Catch-Up

Marsha Ambrosius appeared on BET's 106 & Park to promote the release of her long awaited debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings.
She breaks down the motivation behind the album, the freedom that being a solo artist brings and more.

Melanie Fiona joins Marsha to discuss the forthcoming Music Matters tour that they will both be on, as well as Ms fiona' forthcoming video and projects.

Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights & Early Mornings is out now.

Mickey Factz ft. Marsha Ambrosius - "For The Culture" | New Music

To celebrate the four year anniversary of the release of Mickey Factz' critically acclaimed mixtape, Heaven's Fallout, the Bronx rapper will be re-releasing the mixtape later this week with four new additional songs - and this one, titled "For The Culture" and featuring Marsha Ambrosius, will be one of them. Listen below.

Mickey Factz ft. Marsha Ambrosius - "For The Culture":

Mickey Factz long awaited debut album The Achievement is still without a set release date but should be released in 2011 according to reports.

Download: Mickey Factz feat. Marsha Ambrosius - "For The Culture"

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BET Honors 2011: Full Performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius + More | TV Catch-Up

Last night the BET Honors 2011 aired featuring tributes to Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Iman, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Linda Johnson Rice and Cicely Tyson by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius, Keisha Cole and more.
Watch the full performances after the jump...Read more

Marsha Ambrosius previews 'Late Nights & Early Morning': Early Mornings With Marsha webisodes

Leading up to the release of her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings, Marsha Ambrosius has been sharing songs from the album on her new daily series Early Mornings With Marsha Ambrosius. Every day since Valentines day Marsha has been releasing a preview of a new song off her forthcoming album, taking fans through all 13 tracks and discuss the meaning behind the lyrics, her creative inspirations and more.

Catch up on the series so far after the jump and stay locked daily for new episodes.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius talks new LP & Lauryn Hill's 'perfectly written song', "Lose Myself" [Video]

UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius sits down with Jacques Morel of DJ Booth TV to talk about the dual meaning in the title of her forthcoming debut solo album, how much creative control she had when making the new record and how she came to record a version of the ever elusive Lauryn Hill's "perfectly written" song, 'Lose Myself' [originally recorded by Ms Hill for the Surf's Up film soundtrack, 2007], for Late Night & Early Mornings.

Late Night & Early Mornings is scheduled for release on March 1, 2011 through J Records.

Young Chris ft. Marsha Ambrosius - "Hey Young Girl" | New Music

Here's some brand new music titled 'Hey Young Girl' from Young Gunz' frontman, Young Chris who signed to Grammy Award-winning producer Rico Love's Division 1 imprint on Universal Motown last year. The Chad Wes-produced song features the amazing vocals of Marsha Ambrosius and is a dedication to Chris' daughter.

Young Chris ft Marsha Ambrosius - "Hey Young Girl":

Young Chris' first album under Rico Love's Division 1 (Universal Motown) imprint will reportedly be released soon.

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Marsha Ambrosius - "Why Did I Fall In Love" ft DJ Aktive | New Music

If you (like ourselves) can't wait for Marsha Ambrosius' debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings which will be released in a few weeks on March 1st, Well the good folk at YKD have come through with this unreleased track that will be a bonus track on the album to tide you over til the full release.
Marsha Ambrosius and DJ Aktive take it to the block party with this classic boom-bap flavoured track with Marsha on the vocals and Aktive on the cuts.

Marsha Ambrosius - "Why Did I Fall In Love" ft DJ Aktive

Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told | Album Review

This year seemingly is the year when all albums classified as “urban myths” finally see the light of day. Dr Dre’s Detox has actually birthed material and Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers is all set for a March release. Whilst we anticipate various other mythical albums (Fugees comeback, Madvillain), one of the most anticipated albums for almost six years is finally released and Saigon’s odyssey to drop The Greatest Story Never Told LP finally ends in 2011.

With label issues, controversy and new arrivals just a handful of reasons for its delay, can the NY disciple of super producer Just Blaze make up for the lengthy delay with a bona fide classic? Read more

Marsha Ambrosius - SexTape Pt. 4 | Mixtape Free DL

We've waited (im)patiently for this and now it's finally here!
Marsha Ambrosius delivers the 4th installment of her SexTape series for the grown and sexy listeners.
Leading up to the release of her debut solo album, Late Nights & Early Mornings [due for release on March 1st], Marsha Ambrosius has been picking her favourite R&B slow jams and meshing them with her amazing vocals and ad-libs packages as SexTapes.

Press play already dammit!
Sextape 4 mix 1 by MsAmbrosius

Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights & Early Mornings Tracklist

Here is the tracklisting for Marsha Ambrosius' forthcoming album, Late Nights & Early Mornings, which arrives March 1st. The twelve-track set sees Ms Ambrosius baring all, sans guest appearances (for now, anyway), and features “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)” and the much-talked about "Far Away".

1. “Anticipation” (Intro)
2. “With You”
3. “Late Nights & Early Mornings”
4. “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)”
5. “Far Away”
6. “Lose Myself”
7. “Your Hands”
8. “I Want You to Stay”
9. “Sour Times”
10. “Tears”
11. “Chasing Clouds”
12. “The Break Up Song”

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Spiderman & Tinie Tempah

This week Drake's Light dreams & Nightmares tour landed in the UK, and you guys came to SoulCulture for the latest features, reviews and interviews from the Canadian rapper. You also headed to SoulCulture when Ed Sheeran caused a stir dropping his No. 5 Collaborations EP this week, Tinie Tempah got multiple BRIT nominations, Jay-Z and Kanye West went "H.A.M" and Nicki Minaj announced a visit to London. Read on for the top posts this week.


Drake meets Rio Ferdinand at Manchester United Trafford Training Ground | Photos ● Whilst on his his UK tour, Drake stopped by at Manchester United football squad’s training grounds this morning for a mini-tour of the building and meet several players including Young Money fan Rio Ferdinand.

Drake: Lightdreams & Nightmares @ O2 Apollo Manchester, UK (Jan 13) | Photos ● SoulCulture's creative director Versetti captures Drake's performance on-stage at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on the penultimate show of the Lightdreams & Nightmares UK tour.

Marsha Ambrosius’ ‘Far Away’ video shows “how much hate people have for PEOPLE period” Marsha Ambrosius speaks to SoulCulture about her emotive "Far Away" video, currently provoking some much-needed dialogue on bullying, oppression over personal lifestyle choices.

Drake: My Favourite Verse | SoulCulture.TV ● While spending time at Manchester Utd football grounds, Drake digs deep within his back-catalogue of lyrics [three mixtapes, one EP, one album and countless collaborations deep to date] to give SoulCulture.TV his Favourite Verse. Read more

Marsha Ambrosius' 'Far Away' video shows "how much hate people have for PEOPLE period"

With painful, poignant and striking visuals to accompany an already emotive song, the latest video from soulful British songstress Marsha Ambrosius for "Far Away" - from her forthcoming debut solo album, Late Nights & Early Mornings - sparked a plethora of comments, debates and even tears around the world since hitting the internet earlier his week, shining a light on homophobia, bullying and suicide.

Depicting Marsha and a male companion engaging warmly with the local community on a walk around the park, the powerful video later reveals said companion to be in a gay relationship - and on returning to the park with his boyfriend, he becomes the recipient of cold stares, recoiling disapproval and even a violent, physical attack, resulting in his suicide.

With the "Far Away" video set to hit TV next week, Marsha Ambrosius speaks to SoulCulture about the video currently provoking some much-needed dialogue on bullying, oppression over personal lifestyle choices, such as sexuality.Read more