Ashanti PAID $20K To SPEAK At A High School About 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 day-long 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! But from a high school though? Oh.
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