Big Sean performs "Switch Up" x "Beware" w/ Jhene Aiko on The Hustle Afterparty | TV Catch-Up


Last night Detroit player and G.O.O.D Music recording artist Big Sean hit the stage for Fuse new show The Hustle Afterparty, which is the live entertainment accompaniment to the network's new scripted drama The Hustle.

Following a performance of his single "Switch Up", Sean discussed his new album Hall Of Fame and working with Eminem on the new LP, before being joined by the beautiful Jhene Aiko to perform his latest cut "Beware".
Watch the full performance below...

Watch: Big Sean performs "Switch Up" x "Beware" w/ Jhene Aiko on The Hustle Afterparty

Jhené Aiko unveils new track “Bed Peace” [Video]


Always a great feeling to wake up to something new from Jhene Aiko.
During an acoustic performance for the "Rap-Up Sessions", the Los Angeles, California hailing singer-songwriter debuted a brand new track titled "Bed Peace," taken from her coming EP Sail Out which is set to be released soon.

The laid back yet captivating track showcases a narrative that many of us will relate to and is further evidence of the beautiful talent that this young lady possesses. Press play below and let us know what you think of "Bed Peace" in the C-Section.

Watch: Jhené Aiko unveils new track “Bed Peace”

Source: Rap-Up

Big Sean f/ Lil Wayne + Jhene Aiko - "Beware" | New Music

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After unveiling the new release date for his sophomore album Hall Of Fame, Big Sean drops off the latest single from eagerly anticipated follow up to his Finally Famous LP.Read more

J. Cole f/ Jhene Aiko - "Sparks Will Fly" | New Music


It's Monday, June 17th aka Born Sinner Day UK and J. Cole's eagerly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner is now available to purchase.

After bringing us a stream of the LP and sharing the 50 Cent and Bas featuring "New York Times", taken from the Truly Yours 3 bonus segment of the deluxe version of the Roc Nation signed rapper and producer's new project, we now get to hear the beautiful collaborative effort with Los Angeles hailing songstress Jhene Aiko.

"Sparks Will Fly" paints a picture of the struggles and successes, ups and downs and realities faced in a relationship, but the perseverance only makes things better and more appreciated as time goes on together.
Listen and relate below...

Listen To: J. Cole f/ Jhene Aiko - "Sparks Will Fly"

Look out for our interview with J. Cole dropping later today, but till then watch Jermaine discuss how depression fueled the creation of Born Sinner for our OKNotToBeOK campaign below...

BUY Born Sinner HERE.

Jhene Aiko - "Comfort Inn Ending" (prod. No I.D.) | New Music

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Something brand new from the beautiful Jhene Aiko to enjoy whilst dodging the rain drops currently plaguing our British summertime.Read more

GLC - "More Ism" (prod. by Snapbackondatrack) | New Music


GLC is always delivering a steady stream of mixtapes and has featured on numerous tracks with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Kanye West, and now the Chicago rapper keeps things moving with his brand new track, "More Ism." Read more

Eric Bellinger f/ Jhené Aiko - "Ex Again" | New Music


Eric Bellinger is definitely on his grind. After co-writing Chris Brown's latest single "Fine China" and releasing his In The Meantime mixtape in February, he has now treated fans to another one of his own tracks, "Ex Again", featuring Jhené Aiko.

Eric, who has also penned hit songs for the likes of Usher and Brandy, showcases his sultry vocals on "Ex Again", as he delves into the pain of lovers lost and building trust in new relationships. His voice is complimented by the equally soothing sounds of Jhené Aiko's verse and a laid-back beat provided by Drake's right hand man and well known music producer, Noah '40' Shebib.

"Ex Again" is said to be appearing on Eric's forthcoming mixtape, Born II Sing, Vol. 3, which is apparently set for release on 15 April. Listen below.

Jhene Aiko - "Everything Must Go" (prod. No I.D) | New Music


Instead of just receiving gifts on her 25th birthday, the beautiful Jhené Aiko decides it's better to give and give a present to her friends, fans and family in the form of a brand new track produced by the incredible No I.D.

"Everything Must Go" is thought provoking, reflective, melancholy and uplifting all the same time and is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you Jhene!

Listen to the song and read a special message from Ms Aiko below.

Download: Jhene Aiko - "Everything Must Go" (prod. No I.D)

Alive at 25
What a ride its been !
And I’m still on this wave ….
Steady sailing.
2 years ago, today
On my 23rd birthday I released
Sailing Souls
And was pleasantly surprised by the response .
I didn’t have any expectations…
I really just wanted to share and express myself .
Since then, shit’s been getting crazier and crazier .
Reaching new peaks and hitting all time lows….
While prepping my debut album on Def Jam …. “Souled Out”

I swear I pour my everything into each of these songs ….
Pieces of my soul I may never get back ,
But I leave them on tracks in hopes that someone , somewhere will connect ….
And really ,

Writing and singing these songs,
Telling my stories and expressing my feelings is what keeps me alive .
Everybody is going through some shit, sharing our stories and realizing that you’re not alone in ur suffering is how suffering disappears ….

It’s important to release,to let go of everything in good faith and to be led by love not fear ….

When u realize that nothing is yours to begin with , you won’t be afraid of losing anything ….
And that’s when u will experience true FREEDOM and POWER

The power of being free of all desire …. free to live; free to LOVE.
I’m still learning … not quite there… but I think I’m getting closer.

I apologize to everyone who expected another mixtape or album today ….
But instead ,
for my birthday ….
I wanted to share this lesson.
In my 25 years on this planet….
If there’s one thing I’ve learned,
(written by Jhené Aiko; produced by No I.D. )

Thank you for listening and Happy 3:16 !

Jhene 3:16
“For who so ever believes in her shall have everlasting love”

Jhené Aiko - "Burning Man (3:16pm)" | Music Video

The always incredible Jhené Aiko gives us a treat this friday with the unveiling of a video for her a brand new cut "Burning Man (3:16pm)".
A complete contrast to the darker visuals and tone of "3:16am", the upbeat and uplifting track is a refreshing addition to the other material we heard so far from her debut album Souled Out and the visual is a perfect accompaniment.

Watch the full TopShelfJunior directed visual below.

Watch: Jhené Aiko "Burning Man (3:16pm)"

Let us know what you think of the song in the C-Section.

Cocaine 80s - The Flower Of Life EP | Stream/Download

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After encouraging our addiction with "Lucid", "Fly Ass Pisces" and "Higher Self", the Cocaine 80s collective (Led by producer No I.D. and comprised of exceptional musical talents including James Fauntleroy, Common, Jhené Aiko, Elijah Blake and more) unveil their latest EP release The Flower Of Life. Stream and download it below (and because they are so generous they have included their three previous EP’s, The Pursuit, Ghost Lady and Express OG, and select lyrics in the download zip).

Tracklist: Cocaine 80s – The Flower of Life EP

1. Kuro to Shiro
2. The Distant River
3. Ground
4. The Sun and the Moon
5. Fly Ass Pisces
6. Higher Self
7. Lucid

Stream: Cocaine 80s – The Flower of Life EP

Download: Cocaine 80s – The Flower of Life EP / Alt Link

Cocaine 80s (w/ Jhene Aiko x Common x James Fauntleroy) – "Fly Ass Pisces" | New Music

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The Cocaine 80s new EP The Flower Of Life is shaping up to be a monster, following on from the sublime "Lucid" and "Higher Self", the NO I.D led audio art collective of some of the most creative and influencial singers, songwriters and rappers in the game today (James Fauntleroy, Common, Elijah Blake, Jhene Aiko and more) bring us something new to become addicted to in the form of "Fly Ass Pisces".

Listen to James Fauntleroy, Jhene Aiko and Common create soulful magic over the NO I.D produced soundbed below.

Download: Cocaine 80s (w/ Jhene Aiko x Common x James Fauntleroy) – "Fly Ass Pisces"

Jhene Aiko f/ James Fauntleroy - "Wrap Me Up" | New Music

I hate Christmas songs. Never quite been able to vibe with songs about sleighbells, snow and a reindeer and elf exploiting fat man in red suit. But... if all Christmas songs were made by the good folk at Atrium (NO I.D's Def Jam distributed imprint), then the holiday season would be blissful.Read more

Jhene Aiko - "Mirrors" | Music Video

After giving us "3:16" back in August, Jhene Aiko returns to reinforce the soulful spell she has cast on our hearts with the official video for her latest single “Mirrors." Read more

Jhene Aiko confirms forthcoming project with No I.D.'s Cocaine 80s collective

It's confirmed, R&B singer Jhene Aiko will be adding her dulcet voice to Cocaine 80s, No I.D.'s collective of musicians, singers and rappers (which includes Common). Read more

Jhene Aiko performs new track "What A Life" live at S.O.B's, New York [Video]

Soulful and sultry songstress Jhene Aiko performed S.O.B's in New York last Friday, and whilst on stage the Los Angeles native debuted a new track entitled "What A Life."Read more

Jhene Aiko performs "Do Better Blues" at vitaminwater uncapped, Louisiana [Video]

In the past few months Vitamin Water and Fader have put on a number of shows across the US, and with prior shows featuring the likes of Nas, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz, for the Louisiana leg of the concert series fans were offered the sounds of Los Angeles hailing songstress, Jhene Aiko. Read more