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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes R&B star Ashanti with special guest Ahsan to the Grand Oak Ballroom Stage on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Ashanti launched into the urban music scene in the early 2000’s with the help of notable hip-hop producer Irv Gotti. The New York “Hit Maker” was fascinated by Ashanti’s dancing, acting and singing capabilities showcased in Disney’s Polly and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and on the first Fast and the Furious soundtrack. Ashanti then built her reputation by performing duets with known R&B artists like “What’s Luv?” with Fat Joe, “Always on Time” with Ja Rule and “Unfoolish” with the Notorious B.I.G. With their help, it did not take Ashanti long to release her debut solo single “Foolish,” which propelled her self-titled debut album to sell 500,000 copies within the first week of its release.
Since her claim to fame, Ashanti released her second album Chapter II with her single “Rock Wit U (Aww Baby).” In 2006, Ashanti landed a supporting role in the high school comedy romance film John Tucker Must Die as scorned ex-girlfriend Heather. She is now back to work in the music scene and touring with 14 year old prodigy, Ahsan Watts. Ahsan’s cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Who’s Loving You” on YouTube has over 500,000 views. Ahsan has been singing since he was 7, performing in his church’s choir. He caught his now manager Donald Richardson while performing at a youth community center and, with the permission of his parents, flew the young teen to New York for an audition with Interscope. Since his signing to Interscope, Ahsan has recorded covers from musical legend Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and has released his debut single “Under” in November of 2013. “Music triggers me,” he explains, “I just start grooving.”
Will Call opens at 5 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Experience R&B, Rancheria Style®!
Tickets are on sale now starting at $20 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier’s Cage and starting at $40 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier’s Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com.