Ashaki

Ashaki

 New York City, New York, USA
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

www.soashaki.com Enjoy the refreshing sounds of ASHAKI a journey in love. Ashaki brings a smile back to R&B with production by producers who have worked with Kanye West,John Legend an Common. Available on Itunes Nov.2nd

Biography

If you’ve ever read an article regarding an artist you thought to be extremely talented, you would more then likely hear them say they’ve been working on their craft since childhood. Some more privileged than others, but normally the outcome is a seasoned professional.

Ashaki is definitely a product of the “I’ve been doing this all of my life” class of artists. Born and raised on Chicago’s North Side, this student of the School of Performing Arts began studying dance at the tender age of six. As a student of the performing arts she was exposed to music and drama but dance consumed most of the years to come. “Shaki,” as friends call her, began performing throughout the Windy City and landed a coveted spot tap dancing on the children’s television show, “Kidding Around.” Later, as a teen, she appeared on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and took home the 1st place prize in the NAACP Act-So Competition. It wasn’t long before Ashaki found herself dancing in music videos and touring with artist such as R. Kelly, Sparkle, Ten City and Tony Thompson (formerly of Hi-Five). She recently choreographed the“Jesus Walks” video for Grammy Award winning artist, Kanye West. Impressed with her outstanding talent and work ethic, West called on her again to contribute background vocals to his platinum album “The College Dropout.”Well-connected in the music industry, Ashaki has also worked as choreographer and hype girl for Epic recording artist Strings’ (now called Tatezee ofCash Money/Universal) national tour.

With an album’s worth of material recorded and years of choreography/dance experience, Shaki is ready to share her gifts with the world. Reminiscent of a 2010 Denise Williams, Ashaki brings a smile back to R&B. Refreshing melodies, heart-stirringlyrics and confident vocals about love, life and good times make her music irresistible and necessary in this overly-contrived era of Black music. I’m bringing back music that addresses topics that go beyond sexual experiences. It’s time to talk about love, enjoying life, and all of the other wonderful things that put a smile on our faces,” said Ashaki. “My music has been known to strike a chord with listeners and remind them of a time when life was less complicated. Consider it an escape!”
Comparisons to the legendary Ms. Jackson are frequent and of course, welcomed, but you’ll realize upon first listen that Ashaki is one of a kind and truly ONE TO WATCH!

Lyrics

What do I Do

Written By: Ashaki Ward

WHAT DO I DO
WRITTEN BY ASHAKI WARD

INTRO
MAN I GOT PROBLEMS
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
MMMH HE GONE WE THROUGH
AND UM I'M JUST SAYIN AH
JUST JUST IMA TALK TO FOR A MINUTE

VERSE 1
THE 1ST TIME WE WERE ALONE TOGETHER
WE MADE LOVE LIKE IT WAS FOREVER
AND WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO LEAVE
WE KISSED LIKE WE WOULD SEE EACH OTHER NEVER
AND I WANNA KNOW

CHORUS
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TO ( I SAY )
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TOO

VERSE 2
(VERSE 2)
TIME WENT ON AND WE STAYED TOGETHER
EVERYDAY WE HUGGED LIKE WE SHARED PAST TOGETHER
IT WAS A LOVE FAR AND FEW BETWEEN
AND THEN IT WAS RIPPED AT THE SEAMS

CHORUS
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU (WHAT DO I DO)
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TO ( GIVE IT TOO)
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU (TELL ME)
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TOO

BRIDGE
(BREAK IT DOWN)
WHAT DO I DO OOH ( I LIKE THAT)
TELL ME WHAT DO I DO OOH ( OH ITS ALL RIGHT)
OHH CAN YOU FEEL ME SAY WHAT DO I DO (IT SHOW FEEL GOOD TO ME)
(WITH THE LOVE THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU )
AHH OHH WITH WITH OUT YOU OOH OOH OH OH ( WELL ALRIGHT NOW)

OUTRO
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU (AHH WHAT DO I DO)
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TOO (WITH THE LOVE THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU
(YEHA DO I DO)
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU( AHHH AHHH AHH)
WHEN YOUR NOT AROUND FOR ME TO GIVE IT TO

WHAT DO I DO