Floetry's Songstress Gets Her Own Gig
by Lady Glock
Marsha Ambrosius, one half of the dynamic duo Floetry, is getting her own record deal with none other than Dr Dre and Aftermath Records.
…The singer-songwriter says she is thrilled at the chance to work with Dre, who has only worked on a few projects in recent years. “Who wouldn't? It's a lifetime opportunity,” she said, adding, “It's not like he offers to do an album with everybody.”
The invitation to work with the rapper-producer came late last year, when Ambrosius and partner Natalie Stewart were performing two Floetry shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles. The audience included a number of other music makers, including Dre and Prince. Ambrosius ran into Dre later the same week, and when he played her a track she soon found herself in his studio, singing the vocal hook. The seeds for the Ambrosius solo project were sown.
“It's all very much a dream,” Ambrosius added. “I've always wanted to do a solo album. However, I didn’texpect this to come when it did. But I'm ready for it.”
There's no telling when the album will drop. In the meantime, the British duo have been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category (whatever that means).
The nomination is for their track “Superstar” which is off their latest album Flo'Ology.