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Ashanti creates record label, releases album

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - It's been six years since Ashanti released an album, but the singer and actress who hails from Glen Cove, Long Island was busy at work creating something new.

“I started my own record label. I walked away from seven major offers. I wanted to do it on my own. I felt like this was the right thing to do," said Ashanti.

That labor of love was Written Entertainment. Its first album- BraveHeart- was released earlier this month.

“It’s extremely personal. The past two years of my life is definitely a mirror of the album. Everything I’ve gone through personally with my career in the public is definitely in 'BraveHeart,' ” said Ashanti.

Among the hit singles on the album is a sultry song called 'I Got It.'

Ashanti will be performing on Tuesday night at B.B. Kings Blues Club at 237 West 42nd St. in Manhattan at 8 p.m.

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