Miyagi and Jhene Aiko
7.25.2012

New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘For My Brother’

Jhené Aiko pens a touching tribute to her brother/best friend Miyagi, who died from cancer last week at the age of 26. The L.A. songstress, who is signed to Def Jam and is working with No I.D. on her debut, wrote and recorded the song herself on her laptop with the intention of only playing it for her brother. Before he passed away, she made sure he heard it.

“You are more than just my brother/ We grew up just like best friends/ I know nothing lasts forever, but I don’t want this to end,” sings Jhené in her soothing voice, while encouraging him to not give up.

“now i hear him telling ME , what i was singing to him… to not give up,” she wrote on her Tumblr page.

Witness the unbreakable bond between two siblings.