Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ashanti PAID $20K To SPEAK On "VOTING" + Frank Ocean DROPS "Pyramids" TRACK, Announces New Album & Tour Dates

Ashanti stopped by Atlantic City High School were she spoke about voting rights and received a $20K check. Get the deets inside and find out about Frank Ocean's new album, tour and listen to "Pyramids."
Ashanti recently tweeted pics from her appearance at Atlantic City High School were she teamed up with "Voting Works,"a firm whose priority is to increase voter turnout & educate voters on the electoral process.  Apparently Ashanti is making a few coins on the speaking circuit as she collected a $20K check!  She also did an interview with the high school's radio station.
She tweeted,  Super special S/O to Elijah who’s actually the 1 that help REALLY make it happen today @ AC high (Isaiah’s big bro).
Later on, Ashanti performed at Atlantic City's "R&B Gone But Not Forgotten" tribute hosted by Mayor Lorenzo Langford.  Ashanti is the goddaughter of Nynell Langford, Mayor Langford's wife.

Watch a clip of Ashanti singing "I Have Nothing" here:

In other music news.............

Frank Ocean has announced his new album, Channel Orange, will be released by July 17 Def Jam. In the meantime, he's released a nearly 10-minute epic track called "Pyramids" for fans.  Also, he's hitting the road and we have his tour dates.

Listen to "Pyramids" here: 

Check out Frank's tour dates here:
07-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
07-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
07-16 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
07-17 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
07-19 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
07-20 Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
07-22 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theatre
07-23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
07-25 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07-26 New York, NY - Terminal 5
07-28 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
07-29 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
07-31 Toronto, Ontario - The Guvernment
08-01 Detroit, MI - TBA
08-04 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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