Jhene Aiko

Nov
25
New Music: Jhené Aiko f/ Jaden Smith – ‘The Worst (Remix)’

Jaden Smith

The first remix to Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” comes from an unexpected source, Jaden Smith. The 15-year-old actor/rapper tacks on a verse to the L.A. songstress’ seductive single off her Sail Out EP. A vulnerable Jaden deals with the complexity of a relationship.

“But lately you’ve been bringing out in me a young poet/ Your monogamy, it bothers me/ You know it,” he raps.

He praised Aiko, calling her a “goddess.”

Hear his take on “The Worst” below.

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Nov
20
Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Reigns at No. 1

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is queen of the charts. The pop superstar reclaims her throne atop the Billboard 200 with ARTPOP.

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Nov
15
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘Drinking and Driving’

Jhené Aiko

In addition to releasing her own EP Sail Out this week, Jhené Aiko contributes a song to Solange’s Saint Heron compilation. On the emotional “Drinking and Driving,” love gets the best of the 25-year-old singer, who tries to ease her pain with Hennessy and weed.

“Anything to feel alive/ Anything to feel my heart beating/ Anything to feel like I’m still here/ Anything to feel like I’m still needed,” sings a fragile Jhené on the Dot Da Genius-produced song.

Saint Heron also features songs from Cassie, Sampha, Jade J, Starchild, BC Kingdom, Kelela, and Solange.

Listen to a tormented Jhené search for her escape.

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Nov
15
Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran, & Keri Hilson Attend Jhené Aiko’s EP Release Party

Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown, and Jhené Aiko

With her EP Sail Out headed for a top 10 debut, Jhené Aiko returned home to celebrate the release with her family and friends at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood on Thursday night.

The L.A. songstress, who is currently on tour with Drake, was joined by her parents and siblings at the intimate gathering. Guests including Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Omarion, Stalley, Luke James, and Hit-Boy sipped Hennessy V.S on the outdoor patio.

Fresh out of rehab, Chris made his first public appearance with girlfriend Karrueche Tran. The “Fine China” singer, who left the facility to start his community service, posed for photos and was later seen at Aventine restaurant. TMZ reports that he is selling his Hollywood Hills home and moving to Malibu.

Despite feeling under the weather, Aiko performed a three-song acoustic set including “Bed Peace,” “Space Jam,” and “Stay Ready (What a Life).”

“Los Angeles really showed up tonight! My home, my favorite ! Thanks to all my family, friends & fans who celebrated #SailOut w/me tonight!” she tweeted.

Sail Out is expected to sell 30-35,000 copies in its first week and become the best-selling EP in the history of Def Jam.

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Nov
11
Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘The Worst’

Jhené Aiko

With her Sail Out EP in stores and online now, Jhené Aiko debuts the dark and deadly video for “The Worst.” The L.A. songstress is driven to murder after a relationship goes bad. She sits in her kitchen while her man lays on the floor.

“I just can’t keep running away,” she sings.

After committing murder, she makes herself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and puts on her makeup and jewelry. She washes her hands of blood and calmly walks out of her house in lingerie to the waiting cops.

Sail Out also features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Vince Staples, and Childish Gambino.

See the tragic end to her love affair.

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Nov
9
New Music: Jhené Aiko f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Stay Ready (What a Life)’ [Snippet]

Sail Out EP

Jhené Aiko has become hip-hop’s go-to girl, collaborating with Drake (“From Time”), J. Cole (“Sparks Will Fly”), and Big Sean (“Beware”). Now the L.A. songstress links with fellow L.A. native Kendrick Lamar on “Stay Ready (What a Life),” one of the cuts off her 7-track EP Sail Out.

“It reminds you of a Janet Jackson real sexy type of song,” said Aiko, who is currently on tour with Drake.

Sail Out arrives Monday featuring Ab-Soul, Vince Staples, and Childish Gambino, who appears on the single “Bed Peace.”

Listen to a 90-second snippet below and preview the rest of the tracks on iTunes.

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Oct
28
Video: Jhené Aiko f/ Childish Gambino – ‘Bed Peace’

Childish Gambino and Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko gets in bed with Childish Gambino in the video for her single “Bed Peace.” The vintage clip pays homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace, their grassroots approach to protesting the Vietnam War.

Dressed in all-white pajamas, the couple lays in the sheets in their high-rise apartment while taking questions from reporters bedside.

On November 12, the L.A. songstress will release her 7-track EP Sail Out with appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, and Ab-Soul.

“It’s like bridging the gap between [my mixtape] Sailing Soul(s) and Souled Out,” the 25-year-old 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.”

Watch their peaceful protest below.

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