Marsha Ambrosius has been living up to her self-appointed title — The Songstress — for almost two decades across the worlds of hip-hop and R&B, first as one half of Floetry (remember “Say Yes“?) and then as a soloist, contributing vocals to songs by everyone from Nas to Kanye West to Dr. Dre.
Most recently, Ambrosius put her own spin on the Dennis Brown classic “Have You Ever” for a 30-song VP Records tribute (released June 3) to the reggae legend. Brown, who died in 1999 at age 42, recorded more than 75 albums and was dubbed by Bob Marley “The Crown Prince Of Reggae.”
Below, Billboard premieres Ambrosius’s video for the new single, which takes an appropriately retro tack — the singer finds love (for a song and a man) between racks of vinyl. Ambrosius agrees, telling Billboard that the visuals were intended to be “nostalgic.” “Have you ever been in love before?” she adds. “Didn’t realize I hadn’t until now. Funny how it takes the music you listened to growing up to remind you that everything is as it should be.”
Watch the video below, exclusively on Billboard.
Watch Brown sing an acoustic version of his 1981 single below.