The one thing missing from the Princesses' new album is The Inc. production. "With this album, I'm taking the lead with everything," Ashanti said in a December interview. "I'm steering my own ship. I'm doing everything on my own. You can definitely hear the growth; I'm working with producers I've never worked with before." This time around Ashanti worked with Dr. Dre, Diane Warren, Babyface, Mario Winans, Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins and Brian-Michael Cox.
Other notable releases include soulstress Lalah Hathaway's 'Self Portrait.'