On The Come Up

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Tatyana Ali is featured in the current issue of the “prestigious” King Magazine where she talks about being Black in Hollyweird and her new album:

What are your thoughts on black Hollywood?

It’s kind of like the Wild West out there, and not just for black Hollywood. In a traditional sense, things look bad—there are people out of work, shows aren’t going up and a lot of films aren’t being made, because of the fear of actors going on strike. But I think it’s a real fertile time to stake your claim. With things up in the air, it creates new space for people who are trying to break through, business-wise.

The same can be said about the music business, yet you’re still dropping a new album.

I found my voice with this album, The Light. I can never stop singing. Remember, I recorded my first album [1998’s Kiss the Sky, MJJ Music] when I was 16, and other people wrote most of the songs. I really wanted the next album that I did to express who I am. And the only way I can do that is to write it myself. So in that sense, I found my voice.

Did you also recruit a gaggle of producers like last time?

No, I finally paired up with a producer named Johnny J, who has sold 100 million albums worldwide and is responsible for a lot of 2Pac’s music.

You’re not going to start rocking bandannas and have THUG LIFE tatted on your body, are you?

Absolutely not, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s not my personal style. But I’m not gangster—no THUG LIFE tatted on my chest [laughs].

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  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/1725bc00dc07284d3f4ebe5fc0ec6a26?s=80&r=any NIKKI UNDERWOOD says: Don’t go on VACATION and come home on PROBATION

    ASHLEY!!! (IN MY UNCLE PHIL VOICE)

  • lil latte(goes for the throat)

    oh my she has grown up

  • silkybee

    Third??

  • Ermy Erm

    Aw, she so pretty

  • Nita

    She’s fine. and the black and white makes it classier. at least, to me. she’s got that 50s black hollywood vibe going.

  • $m♥K.E.Y.

    lets see where this goes…

  • silkybee

    It’s nice to see a respectable picture of her…especially since KING mag is known for there booty shots.

  • CUTIE PIE

    she looks cute..and I like the fact that she didn’t reveal too much

  • Envy Me(Colorful Skinnys,Colorful Hi-Tops, Fingerwaves, Doorknockers, Bamboos, Asymmetric Cuts, THE 80's IS SO BACK)

    some people just CANNOT make a comeback…and Ashley Banks, you are one of them…AUNT VIV, U BETTER GET YOUR DAUGHTER

  • Envy Me(Colorful Skinnys,Colorful Hi-Tops, Fingerwaves, Doorknockers, Bamboos, Asymmetric Cuts, THE 80's IS SO BACK)

    BUT I LUV HER THOUGH, JUST WOULDN’T BUY AN CD

  • cici

    in this picture she look a lil bit like jennifer lopez

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    I LOVE this! She still looks like a young girl though, can’t get “Ashley” out of my mind…

  • Envy Me(Colorful Skinnys,Colorful Hi-Tops, Fingerwaves, Doorknockers, Bamboos, Asymmetric Cuts, THE 80's IS SO BACK)

    A~~~~ TYPO

  • White is Right is Negrodamus/SBM(he is the black version of John Wilkes Booth)

    Favorite Episode

    “Just mind your business” Just mind your business”

  • Emerald

    @ Re…

    Yeah she is forever doomed to be Ashley. I like her too, I just hope she just doesn’t become one of those people that try so hard! Speaking of people I like, Amerie, where you at?!?

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