Monday, March 30, 2020

A.S.E.: Self-Titled (Shepepp Music, 2007)

A further obscure sister group from the 2007 era and a mixture of mid-2000s synthy production with numerous southern styles from crunk to bounce to soul. "Beat Drop" in particular gives a slight nod to Monica Arnold's 2006 song of the same name while "I Love You" adds a touch of The Emotions and other classic soul groups of the 60s and 70s. I don't know much about them but they hailed from Montezuma, GA and the name A.S.E. was derived from their names Ashley Suai and Ebony. The project was re-released to streaming platforms in 2010 with a different track list titled "Live, Life And Learn."I am uncertain if any physical copies of this version existed or not.

Beat Drop ( Remix) 4:18
Don't Make Me (Ooo) 4:42
Baby Come Back 4:42
Only You 4:38
Crazy For You 4:01
They Like It 4:38
I Love You 4:48
You Wanna Move 4:38
Why? 4:22
Don't Wanna Cry No More 3:00
Beat Drop (Regular Mix) 4:09