The soundtrack for the new Creed movie starring Michael B. Jordan is pretty dope. It features music from Nas, Future, Donald Glover, Jhené Aiko, and more. Check it out on Spotify above.
On July 4th, Bill Withers' celebrated his 77th birthday and Jhené Aiko decided to commemorate the event by covering two of his songs, "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day." Check out the thoughtful video above and what Jhené had to say below.
Big Sean decided to treat his fans today by releasing two music videos for songs from his latest album, Dark Sky Paradise. The first video, for "All Your Fault," features Big Sean & Kanye rapping their verses for an energetic crowd in a trip environment. The second video, for "I Know," takes a much more creative approach as it features Sean & Jhené Aiko well into the future. Both videos definitely delivered. Check them out above and enjoy.
Jhené Aiko has revealed the visuals for her track off of Souled Out, "Eternal Sunshine." The visuals take the reflective ballad to another level. it features Aiko reflecting on the car accident she was in with her daughter, daughter's father, and sister back in 2013. She also dedicated the video to her brother who died a few years ago. Check out the meaningful visuals above. Enjoy.
Check out Jhené Aiko's new song, "Living Room Flow," above; the song gives off a very sexy, sultry vibe. Enjoy.
J. Cole has announced the remaining tour dates for his "Forest Hills Drive" tour. Act 2 will take place overseas and feature Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, as well as Bas, Omen, and Cozz. Act 3 will take place in the popular, common US cities and will feature Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, as well as Bas, Omen, and Cozz. Check out the dates above and enjoy.
Jhené Aiko has delivered a pretty entertaining music video for her song, "Spotless Mind," off of Souled Out. The video features O'Ryan, the father of her daughter Namiko. They bring some great chemistry to a very creative video. Enjoy.
It's that time again. 2014 is nearing its end and so I must deliver my list of the top albums and mixtapes from this past year. Last year, I listed ten projects but I could have done a top ten list of R&B albums alone, so this year I decided to increase the list to 15. I must mention that this list does not signify what 15 projects were the absolute best projects of 2014. This list signifies the top 15 projects, in order, that I enjoyed the most in 2014. These are my favorite albums of 2014.
It's hard to be objective when it comes to music because music means something different to everyone that hears it. I can feel something in an album that someone else may not have gotten and that is why I treat this list the way I do. For example, I chose Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap as my favorite project from 2013. 2013 gave us albums from Drake, J. Cole, Kanye, and so much more. But, I'm a Chicago kid and Chance delivered that album from a perspective with which I could completely relate. It was musically brilliant and conceptually amazing. It was not hard to unequivocally choose Acid Rap as my favorite project last year. This year delivered even more solid albums and so now I give you my list.
1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive- J. Cole
2. Cadillactica- Big K.R.I.T.
3. Turn Blue- The Black Keys
4. Days Before Rodeo- Travi$ Scott
5. Oxymoron- ScHoolboy Q
6. Black Messiah- D'Angelo
7. Tough Love- Jessie Ware
8. Cilvia Demo- Isaiah Rashad
9. G I R L- Pharrell Williams
10. Souled Out- Jhené Aiko
11. X- Chris Brown
12. In the Lonely Hour- Sam Smith
13. LP1- FKA twigs
14. The London Sessions- Mary J. Blige
15. Nobody's Smiling- Common
Honorable Mentions: Trigga- Trey Songz, Run The Jewels 2- Run the Jewels, Faces- Mac Miller, Z- SZA
Oh! Shout out to Childish Gambino's Because The Internet. It dropped shortly before I made last year's list and didn't make the cut because I hadn't had the time to truly appreciate it. But it deserved to make the list.
Jhené Aiko has revealed the visuals for her song "Wading" off of her latest release, Souled Out. The video is a bit confusing as there is so much going on that I am not really sure what the plot is. It seems disconnected from the song itself. Don't sleep on this album though; it's pretty great. Enjoy.
The LA Leakers premiered a new Omarion song today that features Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko. The only notable thing about "Post To Be" is that Chris Brown ousting both Omarion and Aiko. Honestly, the song is not impressive and I expected a little more from Omarion. Check it out above and enjoy.
Jhené Aiko has announced her headlining "Enter The Void" Tour and it will feature SZA and The Internet. Only one date has been announced so far but stay tuned and keep checking the 'Tour Dates' tab for updates. Enjoy.
12/12- Los Angeles, CA- Club Nokia
UPDATE: Jhené Aiko has updated the tour dates for her "Enter The Void" Tour with SZA and The Internet. Check out the dates below.
Childish Gambino has revealed the visuals for his song, "Telegraph Ave ("Oakland" by Lloyd)." The video features the lovely Jhené Aiko starring as 'Bino's boo haha. The video is pretty awesome even though it doesn't really have much to do with the song. Then there's the ending....well I'll let you figure that out. Check it out above and enjoy.
Jhené Aiko dropped off the visuals for her song, "The Pressure." I'm not a huge fan of this song since, vocally, it sounds EXACTLY like "The Worst." However, her album is pretty great. I strongly advise you go pick up a copy of Souled Out. Enjoy.
Jhené Aiko has revealed the tracklist for her upcoming album, Souled Out, and it is surprisingly lacking of features. Cocaine 80s is the sole feature on the first album single, “To Love & Die.” This is interesting because Jhené is really going to need her vocals to carry this album with no features to help her out. Seeing as how her entire catalog up to this point consists of about 5 notes, I’m a little skeptical, but I sincerely hope for the best lol. Enjoy.
2. To Love & Die (Feat. Cocaine 80s)
3. Beautiful Ruin
4. It’s Cool
5. Lyin King
7. The Pressure
8. Eternal Sunshine
9. Limbo Limbo Limbo
12. Pretty Bird
Jhené Aiko has revealed the first single from her upcoming album, Souled Out. The song, “To Love and Die,” features Cocaine 80s and it’s amazing. It’s better than most of the songs on Sailing Soul(s) and Sail Out, in my opinion. Vocally, I think she took some chances and it paid off. If her entire album sounds like this, I’ll be very excited. Enjoy.
Jhené Aiko had a short interview with Rap-Up TV where she discusses her album and some interesting comments about future endeavors with Drake. Check it out and enjoy.
Jhené Aiko performed “The Worst” at the Radio 1 Future Festival and I thought the performance was pretty dope. Her vocals were on point and he guitarist was certainly feeling it as he interpolated Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive” and J. Cole’s “Work Out” into the song. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Ross announced his release date, Jhené Aiko announced the month for Souled Out, and Common announced his No I.D.-produced album title.
I made this list for last year and it went over well so let’s do it again! There honestly is a lot less to anticipate this year since last year’s musical output was so amazing, but the game is full of surprises, so I don’t count anyone out. Enjoy.
02/25- ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron
03/04- Rick Ross- Mastermind
Jhené Aiko- Souled Out
Isaiah Rashad- TBA & Cilvia
Common- Nobody’s Smiling
Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$
Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth
Ab-Soul- Black Lip Pastor
Pusha T- King Push
Frank Ocean- TBA
Kanye West- TBA
Andre 3000- TBA
Jay Rock- TBA
Jhené Aiko’s Sail Out EP was released yesterday and she has released the visuals for her single, “The Worst.” It’s a very nice track and the video tells an interesting story that complements the song well. Check it out and go get her EP. I’m waiting on mine to come in the mail. Enjoy.