Posts tagged Marsha Ambrosius

The United Negro College Fund’s 33rd Annual Evening of Stars fundraising ceremony was recorded on Sunday in Pasadena and will air on September 25 at 10 PM on BET.

Since 1944, the UNCF has provided scholarships to support the education of students at more than 35 member historically black colleges and universities. The organization’s slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” is celebrating its 40th anniversary; this year, the UNCF will uphold their motto by providing 10,000 scholarships and educating more than 55,000 students.

The Evening of Stars always allows the top celebrities in the industry shine on stage, helping to raise money for a great cause. The legendary Patti LaBelle performed, along with Ledisi, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild and Estelle.

Head over to for more photos of the event!

You too can support the mission of the United Negro College Fund and learn more about the organization’s philanthropic efforts at

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@MickeyFactz “For the Culture” featuring @MarshaAmbrosius

A lot of folks are sleeping on this joint right here, The Queen’s Castle shared For the Culture with our readers a few months ago. I rocks with Mickey Factz, he expresses an appreciation for the art form of hip-hop, rare in this day and age.

Marsha is beautiful in this video and I like the way she and Factz compliment one another on this track. Earlier this month, Mickey appeared on 106 and Park to introduce the video and explain what he loves about the hip hop culture, watch here.

Nashville’s Finest :: @Lovenoise “Harder. Louder.”

There’s one name that is consistently associated with some of the best concerts and shows that Nashville has to offer, Lovenoise. Solely and through strategic partnerships, Lovenoise has been responsible for bringing some of the top artist in the industry to different venues throughout the city.

In January, Lovenoise kicked it off with the Stellar Awards, hosting concerts with a line up that consisted of Award winning artists and up-and-comings making their mark in the industry. From comedians like Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer, to hip hop legends Salt & Pepa, Biz Markie, Jazzy Jeff, Talib Kweli, ?uestlove and newcomer Wiz Khalifa, to R&B headliners El Debarge, Eric Roberson, Chrisette Michelle, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and Marsha Ambrosius; the caliber of show formats and artists continues to improve and keeps getting better.

Tonight, Lovenoise hosts Big K.R.I.T., formidably one of the top rappers to come out of the South in most recent years. The Mississippi native is generating a buzz the industry can’t deny and word is, he’s going to bring it all to the Mercy Lounge stage. Next week on June 25, Cedric the Entertainer, will hit the stage at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Followed by Lovenoise’s annual Independence Day Bash which will get the city ready to host Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean on July 8. 

When The Queen’s Castle spoke to Lovenoise executive, Eric Holt, about the increased volume and quality of shows the company is offering, he shared, “We are at a place with Lovenoise where we are maximizing every opportunity. This year our motto is ‘Leave no show behind,’ and we are offering larger shows as frequently as possible.”  

If the last several months are any example of what we can expect for the rest of the year and years to come, Lovenoise will keep doing it best, but harder and louder, than anyone else in their industry.

For more information on Lovenoise or upcoming shows and concerts, visit!

Official Video :: @MarshaAmbrosius “Late Nights and Early Mornings”

I had the awesome opportunity to meet Marsha Ambrosius when she was in Nashville for the BET Music Matters tour. It was apparent that she takes her platform seriously and is using her notoriety to bring attention to issues that plague our generation. In her newest video, the title track for her debut solo effort, Late Nights and Early Mornings, Ambrosius puts a bright spotlight on HIV/AIDS.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, “By race/ethnicity, African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confidential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%) of new infections in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.”

I appreciate Ambrosius’ decision to allow the visuals from her album to speak to more than just partying and encouraging the dialogue for social issues. What do you think about the video?

What the what?! Yes, Yes, Yes!!

MarshaThese are two of my favorite artists in the game out here right now, I been rocking with Busta since Leaders of the New School and to this day he’s at the head of his class. You know Busta murdered that Look at Me Now, and he slows it down nicely for Marsha’s remix. 

Marsha’s voice is unmistakable and uniquely signature, I adore her. Ambrosius’ star is shining so bright. Her album, Late Nights and Early Mornings, is simply a work of art. 

If you’re in Nashville, The Queen’s Castle hopes you have tickets for Wednesday’s night BET Music Matters Tour, if not and you want to attend, click here.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About @MelanieFiona!

Hip Hollywood gets Melanie Fiona to share five things we didn’t know about her! I cannot wait to see her and Marsha Ambrosius together with Anthony David for the BET Music Matters tour! If you’re in or near Nashville, and want to go (believe me when I tell you, if you miss this, it will be an absolute shame, click here.

Melanie’s new CD, The MF Life, will be out soon too; more here.

@MarshaAmbrosius Performs “Late Nights and Early Mornings” on GMA

In an exclusive web performance, Marsha Ambrosius stopped by Good Morning America to perform the title track from her debut solo album, Late Nights and Early Mornings. So happy she’s getting love on the charts, I love her long time.

I am looking forward to seeing her live when the BET Music Matters tour with Melanie Fiona comes to Nashville; more here.


@MelanieFiona “Every Woman” Photo Shoot with @DBlanks + “Gone and Never Coming Back” Video 

In the behind-the-scenes clip above, “Officially Crowned,” award-winning photographer, Derek Blanks is filmed working with Melanie Fiona on her Every Woman alter ego shoot. This video also features Change the Record, a song from her sophomore effort, The MF Life, scheduled for release this Summer.

The visuals for Fiona’s Gone and Never Coming Back debuted today on BETs 106 and Park

Melanie recently visited the show with Marsha Ambrosius to announce their BET Music Matters Tour, which arrives in Nashville on Wednesday, April 13. It promises to be one of the MOST grown and sexy affairs the Music City has experienced, so you know it’s a LoveNoise production, tickets are available here

"Far Away" The QVersion with @QParker112

Q Parker of the R&B group 112 released his QVersion of Marsha Ambrosius’ Far Away and made it sound like it should have been a duet between the two. 

I’m loving this. He looks and sounds Grrrrrreat (Tony the Tiger voice)!

I’m proud to present my Qversion #7 remake of “Far Away” by Marsha Ambrosius. This is dedicated to Marsha, an amazing vocalist and songwriter celebrating the release of her debut solo album LATE NIGHTS & EARLY MORNINGS. Buy her album ASAP!!! Shoutout to the homie Sterling Simms for co-writing this incredible record and to Just Blaze for producing it. Congrats! - Q Parker

Check out other QVersions, here. What do you think about his remake with video?


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