Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius signs solo deal with Dr. Dre?s AftermathMonday, January 30, 2006
The moment came one night toward the end of last year when the singer/songwriter was performing at the Roxy in Los Angeles with Natalie Stewart, the other half of her acclaimed singing duo, Floetry. In the audience that night was Dr. Dre, the musical mastermind that pioneered hip hop?s G-Funk era of the 90s.
Ambrosius met up with Dre later that week, and next thing she knew, she was recording the hook for one of his beats. She tells Billboard that 50 Cent walked into the room and was ?nodding his head, saying the track is on fire and maybe he'd get on it.?
The experience led Dre to offer Ambrosius a solo deal on his label, Aftermath.
"I'm still kind of in a daze about it. It's all very much a dream,? she says. ?I've always wanted to do a solo album. However, I didn't expect this to come when it did. But I'm ready for it.?
Meanwhile, Floetry is preparing to shoot a new video for "Lay Down," the next single from their 2005 album, "Flo'Ology."