Everybody's like he's no item, please don't like em. He don't wife em, he one nights em.
I am the matter that cannot beseen
I am the conscious you have in your dream
Do not be scared of my dark energy
I am not here I exist in between
Yeah that’s me I’m magical
I’m black I’m strapped with magic bro
I’m nothing you have had before
I’m everything but nothing more
Common and Jhené Aiko team up for another fly, Pisces collabo titled “Blak Majik” off of Common’s newest album, which will be available July 22nd…. Available for pre-order on iTunes right now.
Cole jokes around with Big Sean and Jhene Aiko about the time Jhene said she’d kill him in “Fuck, Marry, or Kill.” (x)
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!!!!!! Make sure you guys are watching the BET Awards coming on in less than 20 minutes, our beautiful, talented & inspiring Jhené WILL be performing & she’s also nominated for 3 Awards!…
Jhené Aiko’s sullen soundtracks to life have become blueprints—and status updates—for every emo millennial. With her mellow, free-spirited aura, she’s their modern-day Sade. But R&B’s miniature sex bomb also has a dark side
If Jhené Aiko had her way, she’d be walking around barefoot. Even in the desert on a 96 degree day. In turquoise denim short shorts, a floral midriff-baring top and a camel-colored floppy hat that screams J. Lo, this hippie chick peaks at just above 5’2. A soft sheen glistens over her sandy complexion. It’s two days before her second performance at California’s Coachella Arts & Music Festival. For lunch, she suggests Nature’s Health Food & Café, a Palm Springs oasis where slim, beachwear-clad customers sip bright juices. The eatery provides comfort for the 26-year-old singer who used to work minimum wage as a waitress at a vegan restaurant.
The inside feels like a bohemian haven, with electric fans as the primary cooling system and the smell of earth and veggies. After placing her order and depositing a total of $20 in the tip box, Jhené sits at a wobbly table and bites, not nibbles, at her food—a towering plate of Greek salad and soy chicken tacos. “I don’t think anything about me is loud,” she says. “I’m not going to walk into a room with crazy accessories, high heels and red lipstick. I blend in.”
Jhené is a modern-day hippy. Her moody melodies about all things tender (love, sex) and taboo (abortion, suicidal thoughts) have made her an unfiltered voice for 20-something rebels—and heartbroken millennials consider her debut project, 2011’s sailing soul(s), to be an emo manifesto. If Drake is the king of feelings, a rapper whose exes get prime real estate, then Jhené is the woman’s side of the story. But it’s more than just male-bashing anthems. “Drake’s a conversation with a woman on a level of honesty,” says producer No I.D., who signed Jhené to his Def Jam imprint, Artium, in 2011. “Jhené represents the woman who talks to herself and deals with the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the spiritual and the ghetto.”
Her breathy medium-range vocals initially had fans connecting the dots between her and the late Aaliyah (see also: Cassie). Jhené addressed the comparisons in a Kanye-style Tumblr rant in 2012, writing: “I AM NOT YOUR NEXT BEYONCE, I AM NOT YOUR NEXT AALIYAH. I AM NOT CASSIE’S COMPETITION, NOR AM I RIHANNAH’S [sic].” But her subtly seductive aura better qualifies her as this generation’s Sade, a musical and visual minimalist. While serving as Drake’s plus-1 on last year’s Would You Like A Tour?—a byproduct of their duet, “From Time”—Jhené performed barefoot in a teeny bra-like top and a flower-child skirt. Besides going shoeless, she also studies Buddhism.
Jhené Aiko sits down with Vibe in preparation for her Weekend 2 Coachella performance to talk about well… everything. Blending in, Sade comparisons, fourth grade adventures. Growing up in a small space with a big family. (Not) Being lil Fizz cousin. We find out where she met the father of her child, that infamous Boat Ride (talked about on comfort inn that costed $200 PER HOUR. We also get some words from her Mom, Tina and her older sister Miyoko.
There’s so much more…Check out the full 3 page story right HERE!
and don’t forget to purchase“To Love And Die" , her first single off of her new album, “Souled Out” COMING SOON.
You love Jhene Aiko (pronounced juh-nay ai-ko), even if you don’t already know it. After lending her soulful voice to Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album on the track “From Time” and performing with the beloved rapper on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, the 26-year-old hit it big with her own chart-topping single “The Worst,” a moody record that goes perfectly with a late-night drive.…
Keep in lock for Jhené’s performance on Hot 97’s Summer Jam festival stage!