New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘For My Brother’

Miyagi and Jhene Aiko

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.



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25 Comments

  1. Jason

    Touching song. Really nice.

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  2. hahahaha

    Beautiful! First song of hers I’ve liked so far. Can’t stop listening.

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  3. NNS

    Hands down, the “Realist” song I’ve heard. Lyrical content, melody, and beat all working together is absolutely breathe taking. Made me cry listening to her voice.

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  4. lyfechanges

    that was such a beautiful song…almost got choked up, R.I.P to her brother

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    vershun Reply:

    @lyfechanges, I agree

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  5. Ice

    Her voice is heaven sent, much condolences to her family.

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  6. Raymond

    As if her song ‘Space Jam’ wasn’t already enough. Jesus, Jhene knows how to move someone to tears.

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  7. Chanel

    this song is beautiful; I feel for her lost..Jhene is an amazing up & coming artist..shes come a long way, I’m rooting for her.

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  8. hoover

    most beautiful song ive heard in awhile her voice is the GREATEST VOICE IN R&B…idc

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  9. KidzKrazy

    So Beautfiul! R.I.P

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  10. Lisa

    I am glad to read that her brother got to hear this song before he passed away. May his soul rest in peace and may his body been released from any kind of pain he might have felt during his time of sickness. What a beautiful song. My thoughts are with Miyagi’s family, friends and others who have been affected by his death. Death doesn’t make sense sometimes.

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  11. carlos

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN! WOW I AM SO DEEPLY TOUCHED. A TRUE FAN OF JHENE. TRUE BEAUTY AND CANNOT WAIT FOR ALL OF HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS

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  12. yasss

    This made me shed a tear because I have an older brother and we’re like best friends too. I feel her pain.

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  13. Chet

    She’s a beautiful soul. I met her at a showcase here in Austin this year during SXSW. RIP Miyagi.

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  14. Reality101

    Sad sad story :( I love Jhene!!! I can’t wait for her Def Jam debut! She is sooooooooooooooooooooooo slept on! Love her!
    R.I.P Miyagi :(

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    Credits Reply:

    @Reality101,

    I’m still waiting for Megan Rochell’s def jam debut…looked how that turned out.

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    Yep! Reply:

    @Credits,I feel you on that…

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  15. Phoenix Wright

    Oh Jhene this is so heartfelt, RIP Miyagi.

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  16. mimoiez ovloe ain't

    beautiful song & Good that her brother heard it before he passd away

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  17. @ThatGuyTahji

    Jhene show know how to touch the soul. RIP Miyagi respect goes out the their family.

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  18. Realistically

    She stands out in a crowd full of “artist” who rotate the topics of hoes, sex, weed, and cash. This is REAL LIFE. People are out here dying, struggling, fighting to live. I respect that she’s bold enough to share her experiences, and not sell her soul.

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    Nookie Reply:

    @Realistically, You just said it all . I agree w you .

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  19. When I'm out the country people call me kemi

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful*

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  20. relly

    Tears. So sad and beautifully told and performed

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  21. Leonie

    Gorgeous.

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