I reviewed this song (while still on Tumblr) in November of last year and the video is just now surfacing. Before then I hadn’t reviewed any Ashanti music since March of 2013 and that track was titled ‘Never Should Have.’ Ashanti’s catalogue has been one filled with ballads more than club songs. When I heard ‘Never Should Have’ I was excited to hear more. After initially listening to ‘I Got It’ I was not impressed at all. The song is a great marketing approach for Ashanti to get more radio play, but the vocals & concept is just boring and the same old thing every one else is doing. The video happens to be the same.
First off, this video is one of the most provocative that Ashanti’s ever released. The lyrics to the song I’m not a fan of. There’s nothing special about them. I’m not a fan of Rick Ross. I’d have to say my favorite scene was the choreo routine in and out of the ‘plot’ of the video. The plot you ask? She has whatever a guy needs, no need to emphasize hence the title ‘I Got It.’ The choreo that she was doing was basic as well. Ashanti’s never been a dancer in my eyes, but she looked FAB doing whatever she was doing and that asymmetrical cut is PERFECT on her.
The song is catchy and I could see it getting played on the radio. Had Ashanti not added Rick Ross, eh, not so much. I’m interested in seeing what else is on this album. From the two different tracks released it could be a mixture of ballads and a few club bangers. Braveheart hits stores March 4th. Check out the track listing here.
Here’s the track list
5. Early In The Morning (Feat. French Montana)
6. 3 Words
7. Love Games (Feat. Jeremih)
9. Never Should Have
10. She Can’t
11. Don’t Tell Me No
12. I Got It (Feat. Rick Ross)
13. First Real Love (Feat. Beenie Man)/Outro
Target bonus tracks:
14. Bonafide Survivor
Ashanti — Braveheart — IN STORES 3.4.14