Ashley began her singing career by collaborating with childhood friend, High
Power Recording Artist, Reinaldo. They got together with a talented young
musician; Jose "Boogie Down" Baez and Ashley's first single "Don't Let Me Go"
was released on Nightmare Records in March of 1993. It received a lot of airplay
in the region and led Ashley to be approached by an upcoming group called "Vocal
Image". Ashley guest appeared on the group's first single "Do You Believe In
Me?"; which was distributed by Metropolitan/Viper Records in 1994. Ashley
performed with this group and also kept her solo career in motion by opening for
artists such as David (Mic Mac Records) , Reinaldo, Coro, George Lamond, Bobby
Delante, Stephanie Bennett, Judy Torres, Cynthia, Sa-Fire, Johnny O, TKA, Nyasia,
and Lil' SuzyÖto name a few.
In 1994, William "Billy Idol" Vigil of Idol maker Records; immediately signed
Ashley. Her singles "Over and Over" and "Deceived Me" appeared on Idol maker's
compilation CD entitled, "Freestyle Connecticut Style" (Hot Productions); from
which she received national and international exposure. Ashley's single "Over
and Over" charted to #1 on seven Freestyle radio shows across the U.S.
Ashley followed up that success with another single, "The Only One", featured on
the second compilation CD entitled "Freestyle Generation Nex" (JWP/Hot
Ashley's Musical Contacts
Ashley has worked with producers Philip Andruela (George Lamond), Willie
Valentin(Artistik), Nelson "FFWD" Cruz and William Vigil (Idolmaker Records).
Ashley recently collaborated with Flipzide Records and guest appeared on their
first CD. The compilation "Enter Da Flipzide" featured her single "Quit All
Those Games" which was written by Alfredo Cardona of Vocal Image. The single
became an instant hit and was one of the most requested songs on the Freestyle
charts in 2001. Flipzide Records is collaborating once again with Ashley on
their second CD. Her single "Movin' On" is written and produced by Nathan Lee of
Flipzide and is sure to be another success.
In November of 2002, Ashley had the opportunity to collaborate with Grammy Award
winning Producer Edwin Ramos Jr. (Bigtime Entertainment) on his soon to be
released compilation CD. Sneak preview plays of her single "When's It All Gonna
End?" have already made an impact- so much so that NYC DJ Bad Boy Joe will be
featuring it on his mixed CD coming out March of 2003. In addition Ashley is also featured on Bad Boy Joe Volume 4
Ashley is currently working on a full length Album, which will include re-mixes
of her hits "Don't Let Me Go", "Over and Over", "Deceived Me", and "The Only
One". Her new material will be an interesting blend of the Latin Freestyle
flavor mixed with Pop, R&B, Techno, Hip Hop and a few sexy ballads thrown in for
Ashley is also working with other artists and producers and will have other
independent projects released on various labels.
"Ashley" - (Leslie Jimenez Ruscito) was born and raised in New Britain,
Connecticut and still lives in a small town outside of Hartford. Ashley is also
President of her own Publishing company; Arixis Music Works (ASCAP).