Ashanti Reveals How the Film Braveheart Inspired Her Album Title
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:51:52
According to Rap-Up, R&B singer Ashanti spoke about turning down seven offers from major labels in favor of launching her own label, dubbed Written Entertainment. The singer also shared how the Oscar-winning film Braveheart inspired her album title. Yes, the platter is also called Braveheart.
"The metaphor that I took was basically in the movie you have the Europeans, you have the soliders from London and the U.K.," she said. "They have the big horses, they have the shields, the guns, the weapons… They're all armored up. And then you have the Scots. They're all raggedy, homemade weapons, and paint on their faces. It's not an even playing ground, so I feel like with the [major labels], they're bossed up. They have the big engine and all the artists signed to them and with the indies, it's depending. It's homemade, it's homegrown. It's a lesser engine. So the metaphor I was using was being brave and putting your blood and guts into it and fighting passionately to win."
What do you think of Ashanti's explanation?