By: A.J. Niles
Ever wonder what happened to Floetry? Well the R&B/Neo Soul duo broke up over 6 years ago to the vast disappointment of their fans. In that time as the reason of the break up was not clear, Marsha Ambrosius found success as a solo artist as a go to person for hooks and had a debut solo album charting at number two on the Billboard 200 album charts. Her former bandmate Natalie “The Floacist” however, has not seen the success that Marsha has seen. Natalie never spoke about why the group broke up while Marsha has been quite vocal about it over the years, citing Natalie struggling in her personal life and lost her desire to create music.
Well The Floacist finally broke her silence and tells a slightly different story from Marsha’s as she releases a new single as Floetry.
“This is the first Floetry album, after a six year split, and Marsha has been doing a lot of excessive talking during that time, all of which has gone unanswered by myself. My silence could have been confusing to the fans, so I wanted to address the split, at the right time, in the correct medium,” explains The Floacist on her brand new track “Soul.”
“…Marsha left Floetry, after so much joint success and foundation building, to join Aftermath Records, with no assurance of an album release. Ultimately, holding Floetry to ransom, to pursue a possibility of ‘mainstream’ success and all that was gained, was whatever they would’ve put into her pocket, and a mixtape release entitled ‘Neo Soul is Dead’. This to me is the perfect example of someone selling out, or selling their soul.”
Natalie “The Floacist” and Marsha Ambrosious were supposedly considering a reunion of sorts in 2010 but as of now, that is not the case.