Jhene Aiko

Jun
23
Jhené Aiko Readies New Single ‘To Love & Die’

To Love & Die

Jhené Aiko is inching closer to the release of her full-length debut Souled Out. The L.A. songstress has posted the cover art and a snippet of the first single, “To Love & Die” featuring Cocaine 80s, which hits iTunes on Tuesday.

“I’m suited, I’m booted / I’m ready for more,” she coos over the ethereal production.

The dark and melodic follow-up to her 2013 EP Sail Out is due later this summer. Aside from her daughter Namiko, who is featured on “Promises,” don’t expect many features.

“I did the album and it just shaped up to be all me,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I just didn’t leave room for anybody just because I have a lot to say. I just wrote the songs from top to bottom.”

In April, she debuted a new song called “Spotless Mind” at Coachella.

Jhené will take the stage—and maybe even perform her new single—at Sunday’s BET Awards in L.A.

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Jun
12
Jhené Aiko Shoots PETA Campaign

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is getting frisky in a new campaign for peta2, the largest youth animal rights group. The cat lover cozies up to a feline friend in a behind-the-scenes pic from the shoot.

“Ty for using your beautiful voice to speak out for animals,” PETA told the “Bed Peace” singer.

Jhené joins the list of PETA supporters including TLC’s Chilli, Pink, Jay Sean, and Waka Flocka Flame, who posed nude for the “Ink, Not Mink” campaign.

Jhené’s full-length debut Souled Out is due later this summer. “There’s no fucking around with this album,” she told GQ.

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May
28
New Music: Jhene Aiko f/ J Henny – ‘Stay Ready’

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko unleashes her rap alter ego J Henny aka J Hennessy on an alternate version of “Stay Ready (What a Life).” The L.A. songstress spits Kendrick Lamar’s original verse on The Fisticuffs-produced track off her EP Sail Out.

“She’s an aspiring rapper,” Jhené told Rap-Up TV of her rap persona. “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.”

We’ll have to wait and see if J Henny appears on her full-length debut Souled Out, due later this summer.

Listen to the singer turn rapper.

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May
28
New Music: Jhené Aiko f/ Troy Ave – ‘The Worst (Remix)’

The Worst (Remix)

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” has already spawned a remix from T.I. Now Troy Ave kicks game to his lady (“Don’t take it personal / Though I really like you, I love the dough”) with a short and sweet verse on the Sail Out single.

The Brooklyn spitter, who is among this year’s XXL Freshman Class, has already received co-signs from 50 Cent, Nas, and even Hov, who sent him a text. “Jay Z hitting my phone, texting me, like ‘Son, you keep doing your thing, you’re representing for the town,’” he told MTV News.

Hear him put it down for BK.

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May
27
Jhené Aiko Performs ‘The Worst’ on ‘Ellen’

Jhené Aiko

Following her appearances on “SNL” and “Conan,” Jhené Aiko graced the stage on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” With the lights turned low, the barefoot songstress performed her Sail Out single “The Worst” with her band and some string players.

Her full-length debut Souled Out is expected to arrive this summer.

Watch her sultry set below.

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May
6
New Music: T.I. f/ Jhené Aiko – ‘The Worst (Remix)’

T.I. and Jhené Aiko

T.I. is on his grind. In addition to dropping his DJ Toomp-produced song “Turn It,” the Hustle Gang chief has remixed Jhené Aiko’s Sail Out single “The Worst” as part of DJ MLK’s Goodnight Don’t Exist in ATL 4.

Tip draws on his own relationship experience as he responds to his scorned lover on the male-bashing record.

“Take to social media to try me / Puttin’ folk all in our B all on IG / I don’t believe it, I don’t wanna see it / Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow, it’ll be deleted,” he raps.

The mixtape also includes Tip’s remixes to Que’s “Jungle Fever” and Yung Booke’s “Ain’t Gon Do It.”

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May
1
Jhené Aiko Sizzles in Sexy GQ Shoot

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is heating up the pages of GQ. The multiracial beauty, who the magazine describes as the “fantasy girl who rappers are always complaining doesn’t exist,” wears a camo Jean Paul Gaultier jacket with nothing underneath and Dolce & Gabbana panties as she strolls on the beach in the May issue.

The 26-year-old singer opens up what kind of guy she wants. “If a man has a chef and maid, then I can’t practice my domestic powers,” she says. “Mostly, I just don’t want a guy who would waste money.”

And she has no problem being one of the guys. “I probably smoke weed twice a week and have no problem sleeping for 10 hours.”

Jhené’s dark and melodic debut Souled Out is due this summer. “There’s no fucking around with this album,” she says.

See another photo from Jhené’s sexy shoot below and find out her definition of a perfect date.

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