Jhene Aiko

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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Oct
19
Drake Brings Out Wiz Khalifa, Jhené Aiko, & Future at Tour Kickoff

Drake

After all the controversy, Drake kicked off his “Would You Like a Tour?” trek with a sold-out show at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center on Friday night.

Following sets from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, and Future, the Toronto rapper opened with “Tuscan Leather.” He performed new material off his No. 1 album Nothing Was the Same for the first time including “Worst Behavior,” “305 to My City,” and “Pound Cake.”

At one point, he was elevated on a round platform above the stage so he could see the entire audience and shout them out individually.

“I feel like motherfuckin’ Bon Jovi up here,” joked Drizzy.

The crowd went wild when he brought out Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa for the city’s anthem “Black and Yellow.” “Bro Drake brought me on stage and I turned into a Pixburgh ratchet. Haha. All good,” tweeted the Taylor Gang MC.

Jhené Aiko also joined him on “From Time” and “Come Thru.” “wow ! i can’t believe that just happened . i am overwhelmed right now !!!!” she wrote.

Despite their dust-up earlier in the week, he showed that he and Future remain cool by bringing him back on stage to perform “Honest” as he rapped along.

“Pittsburgh was Epic,Im forever grateful for my fans.#Honest,” tweeted Future.

The tour continues tonight in Philadelphia and makes its way across the country before winding down in mid-December.

Check out highlights from opening night below.

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Oct
15
Jhené Aiko Unveils ‘Sail Out’ EP Cover, Tracklisting

Sail Out EP

Jhené Aiko is ready to Sail Out. The L.A. songstress has revealed the cover and tracklisting for her debut EP.

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Sep
17
New Music: Jhené Aiko f/ Childish Gambino – ‘Bed Peace’

Bed Peace

The wait is over. Jhené Aiko spreads peace and love with “Bed Peace,” the first single off her upcoming EP Sail Out. The L.A. songstress enlists Childish Gambino for the acoustic jam, which she previously debuted for Rap-Up Sessions.

“It’s a very summer, feel-good type of song,” Jhené told Rap-Up TV of the Fisticuffs production.

The single artwork was inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace, which was their non-violent way of protesting the Vietnam War.

Due Oct. 29, Sail Out is also expected to feature appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Ab-Soul, and Kendrick Lamar.

Grab a glass of OJ and Jose and get into Jhené’s laidback vibe.

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Sep
17
Jhené Aiko Sets ‘Sail Out’ EP Release Date

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is setting sail this October. The R&B sensation has announced a release date for her EP.

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Aug
27
Jhené Aiko Injured in Car Accident

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is recovering after being injured in a car accident in Los Angeles on Monday.

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Aug
21
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle) Cont’d’

Jhené Aiko

While we wait for her Sail Out EP, Jhené Aiko continues her “Comfort Inn Ending” freestyle. The vibey song picks up where she left off in May. The L.A. singer shares another emotional chapter in the story, including her escapades on a boat and baby mama drama.

“I thought you were the one, so it was worth it,” sings a hurt Jhené over the somber instrumental, produced by No I.D.

She hinted that there will be yet another part to the saga, tweeting, “…. to be continued.”

If you missed it, check out Jhené’s debut performance of “Bed Peace” and her cover of Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” for Rap-Up Sessions.

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