Rap-Up TV: Jhené Aiko Talks ‘Sail Out’ EP, Rap Alter Ego

Last week, Jhené Aiko debuted her new song “Bed Peace” exclusively for Rap-Up Sessions. Now the L.A. singer shares details about the summertime record and her upcoming EP Sail Out. She recorded over 20 songs for her debut Souled Out and decided to use some of the material for an EP.

“It’s like bridging the gap between [my mixtape] Sailing Soul(s) and Souled Out,” Jhené told Rap-Up TV. “Sail Out has a lot of the hip-hop/rap influence on it, even with the beats. It’s something you wanna put in your car; it’s perfect for the summer time.”

The hip-hop-heavy tracks boast features from Wiz Khalifa (“Hit It Again”), Big Sean, Ab-Soul, and Kendrick Lamar, who guests on the Janet Jackson-inspired “Stay Ready.”

Her rap alter ego J. Hennessy also appears on the EP. “I literally feel throughout the day I go through 12 different personalities in my head,” said Jhené, who is a Pisces. “She’s an aspiring rapper. She still sings, but she’s more aggressive. She likes to really talk a lot of shit and talk about things that a lot of R&B singers don’t talk about.”

The first offering, “Bed Peace,” will hit iTunes soon. “It’s a very summer, feel-good type of song,” she said of the Fisticuffs production.

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19 Comments

  1. ew

    fuck no please no more fake ass rapping singers. no one wants to hear that shit. whichever nigga trying to get in your pants gassed you up and told you you were good DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM

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    NiNi Reply:

    @ew, um… just because she said it’s hiphop inspired does not mean she will be trying to rap. K? Hip hop has a certain sound with the hardness of the beats. Expand your mind please. Thanks.

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    ejfbqj Reply:

    @ew, …shut up. I think that whole alter ego/hip hop influenced thing went over your head completely.

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    C94B Reply:

    @ew,

    I agree on the “no more fake ass rapping singers”. Nowadays everybody & their dogs want to rap.

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @ew, just because you don’t want to hear the album, does not mean that no one else will.

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  2. Alan

    Jhene’s music is jamming; we haven’t had a solo female R&B singer bring this kind of vibe to music since Aaliyah. No that’s not saying she’s the next Aaliyah she’s just Jhene and she’ DOPE. Peep Sailing Soul(s) and find out

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  6. Ciaraaaaaa

    Love jhene music , love love love it . She’s dope with that pen

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  7. Jfreedom

    Sailing souls / Sail out / SOUL’d OUT

    I like the journey Of the names but feel its too close together. Eek!

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  8. JustCoastWitHa

    I love her.. yall aint ready

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  10. brittany

    jhene’s dope period. Aaliyah x Lauryn Hill blend. Listen to her common-inn freestyle, the only singer who can sing some bars and its hard. haha

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  12. TDE

    Where Cole & Drake feature?

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  14. Mimoh

    Curious why you particularly pointed out that she is a piscean!!

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