Although we’ve given her some tough love before, we totally heart Marsha Ambrosius here at SoulBounce. She possesses one of the more unique and interesting voices in modern Soul music today and while we mourn the loss of Floetry we celebrate that she is carving out her own niche. She’s laced tracks from a host of rhymers including Talib Kweli, Styles P and Busta Rhymes while we wait for her solo project to come together, from which we’ve already heard a few potential leaks to tide us over.
But not only does Marsha shine on her solo cuts, she impresses when teaming up with Sterling Simms of the KnightWritaz. Simms has a deal with Def Jam and you may (or may not) recognize him as the singer from Jay-Z‘s “Dig A Hole.” The pair are frequent collaborators in the studio, and they’ve recorded a few songs that have surfaced on the net in the past few months. The latest is “Open Me Up,” which finds Marsha singing about her love being on lock down, but Sterling wants to try his key. A singer and a locksmith? Nice.
Marsha and Sterling may not be Marvin and Tammi, but they’re no Cephus and Reesie either. They have good chemistry, and their voices blend together well. I wouldn’t be mad to hear more duets from these two at all. Then again, I wouldn’t be mad to hear more (good) duets period.
Marsha Ambrosius feat. Sterling Simms: “Open Me Up”