The inspiring and talented singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius continues to be a loyal supporter K.R.T. Marsha was recently spotted wearing the iconic “Queens Inspire Kings” sweatshirt, while spending time with her family. Marsha is no stranger to the brand, you may remember seeing her debuting some of her talent on K.R.T’s blog, as she was the first Queen we interviewed for our “Queens Inspire Kings” video segment. Which can be viewed Here. – K.R.T.
“How do you feel pop culture influences peoples perception of sex?” -DJ Damage (GenerationNext: Uncovered)
Recently Kings Rule Together had the opportunity to be part of a great production titled “GenerationNext: Uncovered” which was produced, directed, and written by Shenille Latrice, CEO & Founder of iChoose2live.
Some of the topics that were mentioned were:
1. Why is Philly burning? (Philly’s in the top 10 cities for most STD’s!)
2. Why are teens not strapping up?
4. Getting naked for social media
5. Is it Beyonce or Lil Waynes fault?
6. Who’s fault is it that you got burnt?
7. Do you need to get tested?
The documentary features DJ Damage (Radio Personality for Hot 107.9/BET On-Air Personality 106th & Park), GoGo Morrow (Singer, Songwriter Dancer – Toured w/Lady Gaga), Melissa Hopely –(International Speaker) and Lafayette Kanard (Philly Stylist & Designer).
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, & WRITTEN BY: Shenille Latrice
DP: Patryk Depa High DEPinition
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS & WRITERS: Tobi Gadison and Ayla Tolosa
MUSIC BY: DJ Travelling Miles and Shawn from Cali
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Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Marsha Ambrosius while vending at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Not too long after, I was able to speak with Ambrosius about her life and her music for my first Queens Inspire Kings interview series.
She is first remembered for being a member of the music duo Floetry. With her sultry sound, powerful vocals and gifted writing ability, it was only a matter of time before she went into solo recording. Hailing from England she currently resides in Philadelphia.
Marsha was nominated for a Grammy for “Best R and B Song”. Despite the nomination, Ambrosius explains that she does not write or record songs as what she feels will win her an award or what will give air play. Ambrosius goes into detail about the creative process behind creating her music.
When I asked about her move from Liverpool, England to Philadelphia she explained that she visited Philadelphia, because someone bought her a ticket. Not too long after leaving for a short period of time she fell in love with it.
Ambrosius describes the surrealism of writing “Butterflies”, a come back song for the pop legend Michael Jackson, but also explains the intended purpose for writing the song. Originally the song was not written for Jackson, but actually was a confessional she wrote it about a man that she had a crush on in London. Upon her arrival to Philadelphia a demo was recorded. Along with “Butterflies”, “Say Yes” which was recorded by Floetry was also on the demo. Out of the few songs that were on the demo Jackson chose “Butterflies”.
Having this time to be able to speak with the Queen Marsha Ambrosius was definitely a humbling experience. Check out the video.
Video by Julian of Forever Dope Society.