Murder Inc. chief Irv Gotti explained in a statement that he feels Ashanti’s new album is better than her critically acclaimed self-titled debut. “I feel we surpassed the groundbreaking first album,” Gotti said. “It’s both of our second albums and we learned so much during the first one that I believe this one is better, in every capacity. But we kept our same winning formula. Just took it a step further.” ‘Chapter II’ is set for a July 1st release.