Monday, March 4, 2013
After taking us through the dark recesses of her mind on "3:16am," Jhené Aiko uses the sunshine of 3:16pm to bring us the lighter track "Burning Man."
Check out the visuals to the Artium songstress' new single below, and catch cameos from her Cocaine 80s collaborator James Fauntleroy and her daughter's uncle, Omarion. Jhené's major label debut Soul(ed) Out is in the works!
Previously: Cocaine 80's ft. Jhene Aiko & Common - "Fly Ass Pisces"
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Cocaine 80s is always lowkey with their releases, so I'm excited I caught this track on Twitter. Now that Jhené Aiko is down with the Artium clique, she, No I.D., James Fauntleroy and co. have been making beautiful music together. Add extended family Common to the equation and you get "Fly Ass Pisces." Keep this one on repeat until Cocaine 80s drops its fourth project, Flower Of Life EP.
Monday, December 24, 2012
There are few Christmas records that are smooth enough to play all year round, and Jhené Aiko and James Fauntleroy's duet "Wrap Me Up" may be one of them. Spend this Christmas Eve with someone special and curl up to this Artium yuletide carol.
Download: Jhené Aiko ft. James Fauntleroy - "Wrap Me Up"
Previously: [Music Video] Jhené Aiko - "Mirrors"
Has Wale ever disappointed with his mixtapes? An album, maybe, but a new free project from Mr. Folarin is quite the virtual stocking stuffer. Stream and download Folarin below, which features a few of my favorites on the mic and behind the boards-- Jhene Aiko, Digi+Phonics, Tiara Thomas, Nottz, 2 Chainz, Chrisette Michele and even Ric Flair and Jerome's lovechild Trinidad James.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hopefully you were fortunate enough as me to catch Jhené Aiko's opening set on Nas & Lauryn Hill's Life Is Good/Black Rage tour. She was incredible.
The Artium/Def Jam songstress continues to show off her darker side with "Mirrors," the follow up to Souled Out's lead single "3:16 AM."
Directed by Topshelf Junior
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Big Sean stopped the Internet last night when he dropped his new mixtape Detroit, and it was for good reason. With features from J. Cole, Common, Juicy J, French Montana, Chris Brown, Royce Da 5'9'', Jhene Aiko, and more, Big Sean may have overshadowed Weezy with the hottest mixtape of the week. Stream and download the project below, and let me know what you think about this G.O.O.D. Music soldier reppin' his city.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The good folks over at Rap-Up TV caught up with Jhené Aiko to document a quick run through of the Sailing Soul her story from the beginning of her career to now. Watch below as she describes the emotional moment of letting her brother Miyagi hear "For My Brother" on the day he died, her plans for her Def Jam debut Souled Out, her love for Kid Cudi, and more.
Previously: Jhené Aiko - 3:16AM [Music Video]
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Jhené Aiko teased us with a 1 minute teaser nearly 5 months ago, but now the Def Jam songstress delivers the full version of "3:16AM" a dark record set to appear on her forthcoming album Souled Out.
Directed by Topshelf Junior
Previously: Jhené Aiko - For My Brother
Friday, July 27, 2012
Send your condolences to Jhené Aiko who recently lost her brother Miyagi from cancer. She turned to music to help her cope, and in return created "For My Brother." Prayers up for her and her family.
Previously: The FADER & Captain Morgan "Step Into The Black" With Jhené Aiko [VIDEO]
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thanks to his ambition and ability to connect with listeners on sometimes an uncomfotable level, Ryshon Jones has become one of the most popular artists featured on G.U.E. To help him celebrate his birthday along all of the hard work he's put in this year, stream and download Ryshon's new project Life In Reverse, which features production from Talen Ted, Thelonius Martin, Rolling Mills, Sango, along with a special guest interview with the lovely Jhené Aiko.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As part of The FADER and Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum's Step Into The Black concert series, ten awesome concerts are taking place over the next ten weeks all across the country. Included in the lineup of performers for the series are Polica, Dam Funk, Thee Oh Sees, and the lovely Ms. Jhené Aiko.
The Sailing Soul(s) singer traveled to perform in Chicago for the very first time, where she closed out with a performance of her mixtape favorite, "Stranger." Watch the live clip below, and hit the jump to check out The FADER's exclusive sit down with the Def Jam recording artist.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Ab-Soul's Control System is already my favorite album of the year, and he's definitely not disappointing with the visuals to "Terrorist Threats." He recruits Jhené Aiko, clad in a black TDE Hoodie, and Danny Brown, who join Soulo in rebelling against constraints placed on us by society. Listen closely, and cop the album on iTunes!
This day started off right, thanks to this new Cocaine 80s track, and now it's ending perfectly courtesy of Jhené Aiko's generosity. To hold us over until we get the full "3:16" single, she dropped the currently finished track "2 Seconds," produced by Roosevelt. These two work so well together.
Props to AO!
Previously: Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats
Monday, May 14, 2012
I copped Ab-Soul's controlsystem yesterday, and I'm glad to say that it was worth the $8.99 is shelved out. If you need a little more convincing before picking it up on iTunes, Top Dawg Entertainment was gracious enough to post the entire album for free stream on Soundcloud. Enjoy the ride below, and hit the jump to follow along courtesy of the family Rap Genius!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats
Download: Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats
Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats Lyrics
Props to TWV
- Black Hippy Talk TDE & Competition With FADER [VIDEO]
- A-Trak ft. Juicy J & Danny Brown - Piss Test + Rap Genius Lyrics
- Jhené Aiko Announces That Def Jam Debut May Drop This Summer [VIDEO]
Monday, April 2, 2012
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Previously: Jhené Aiko - 3:16am [Video Teaser]
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Props to TTM
Previously: Jhené Aiko Performs Tupac's "Keep Ya Head Up" Live In LA [VIDEO]
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you haven't learned this by now, Jhené Aiko's favorite person in the world (other than her daughter) is Tupac. At a recent show she paid tribute to the fallen legend by performing "Keep Ya Head Up" with her live band. Watch the performance below, and hit the jump to hear her perform the Sailing Soul(s) favorites "My Mine," Stranger," and "Do Better Blues!"
Monday, February 13, 2012
Props to FSD
Previously: Raphel Saadiq ft. Common & Ledist - They Don't Know You
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Ooooh. HOPE's not gonna like this....
Jhené Aiko's music seems to inspire everyone who hears it. For me, it's because she writes about things anyone can relate to and she crafts her vocal arrangement to perfectly convey her message. Ryshon seems to have a especially deeper connection with her music because she "reminds [him] of a girl [he] lost. Check out his "Letter To Jhene Aiko" below, and hit up the comments with your thoughts on the track!
Ryshon Jones - Letter To Jhene Aiko
Download: Ryshon Jones - Letter To Jhene Aiko
Props to Ryshon's Tumblr
Previously: Ryshon Jones - Heroin For Breakfast [Music Video]