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Big Sean Opens Up About The Depression That Nearly Caused Him To Retire From Rapping

Big Sean's Rap hiatus is over as the Detroit, Michigan MC recently was a guest on Joe Budden's Pull Up. In his first interview of 2020, the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam artist spoke about dealing with depression, losing passion for rapping, and closing himself off to his family. This came after... Read more

Big Sean Wants All The Attention On His Lyrics, NOT His Life (Audio)

Big Sean has become a pop culture juggernaut of the 2010s. The Detroit, Michigan delegate for G.O.O.D. Music has seemingly always made clever Hip-Hop music that appeases lyric lovers and vibe seekers at once. However, Sean's personal life has started to eclipse the art—who he's dating, who he may be... Read more

The Robert Glasper Trio Has Got It Covered When It Comes To Jhene Aiko (Video)

Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper has a long history of blending his own musical stylings with Hip-Hop, and his latest release embodies his appreciation for both. Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios features renditions of Jhené Aiko, Bilal, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Musiq... Read more

Jesse Boykins III Shares His Own Wonder Years In The Form Of Polaroids (Video)

Jesse Boykins III has released the video for his single "The Wonder Years," off of his 2014 LP Love Apparatus. Boykins, a Bilal protege, has stayed consistent through putting his own spin on popular songs, like Drake and Jhene Aiko's "From Time." This visual is compilations of images of Jesse's recent... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC Remixes Omarion & Throws A Party Of Her Own (Video)

Nitty Scott, MC has released a new music video for her remix of "Post To Be." The original song is by Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, and is featured on Omarion's latest album, Sex Playlist. While the original song is purely R&B, Nitty Scott delivers a desired Rap verse... Read more

Jhene Aiko Re-Enacts Her Near Death Experience in the Visual for Eternal Sunshine (Video)

Singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko released a video for the single "Eternal Sunshine" off of her 2014 debut album Souled Out. The video captures her above while she exhibits her emotions when a car crash occurs in the background, as paramedics rush to the scene of what seems to be a tragedy. The R&B artist based... Read more

Jhene Aiko Shows Off Her Many Personalities In “Spotless Mind” (Video)

The Grammy-nominated Jhene Aiko has just released a new music video for her Souled Out single, "Spotless Mind." While the song is about her wandering on her own through life, constantly changing, the video shows her with a love interest (her real-life child's father O'Ryan) who just can't keep up,... Read more

Jhene Aiko Shows Her Sultry Side Next To Martial Arts In Wading (Video)

As her full length retail debut, Souled Out, is considered with some year-end lists, Jhene Aiko is far from done promoting the Def Jam release. "Wading," the Dot Da Genius (Kid Cudi) produced single from the album gets its visual. Jhene seduces the lens just like her vocals allure the... Read more

Andre 3000 & Tink Collaboration? Timbaland Gives You 15 Seconds (Video)

A 15-second preview of a yet-untitled, little-known-about song as news. You can count the artists on one hand whose work would justify that as "News." Certainly, 20-year veteran Andre 3000 is one of the few, the proud. Timbaland previews (via Facebook video, no less) a fourth of a minute of... Read more

Things Go Horribly Wrong in Childish Gambino’s Video for Telegraph Ave (Oakland) (Video)

Childish Gambino and Jhene Aiko are co-stars once again in the video for "Telegraph Ave ("Oakland" by Lloyd)." What starts off as a romantic trip ends up as a horror story...literally. This one has one of the most unexpected endings in a video so far this year. Check it out.... Read more

The Week in Video Brought New Redman, Camp Lo, Curren$y, Your Old Droog, M.O.P., Mac Miller & More (Video Playlist)

The week in video brought closure on the mystery of Your Old Droog, freestyles from Redman, G-Unit and Freddie Gibbs, and new music videos from M.O.P., Camp Lo, Mac Miller, Jhene Aiko, Lecrae and Curren$y. See it all and more in this video playlist. Related: Last Week in Video Featured... Read more

Jhene Aiko Drops A Soulful Narrative & Previews All Of Souled Out (Video)

Jhene Aiko's relationship-centric music continues to permeate the mainstream in 2014. Although Aiko's subjects are tangible to many, her vocal abilities and mixes usually come in with some distance, making some unique aesthetics. "The Pressure," which premiered earlier this summer, is a testament to this. The video, which was directed... Read more

Jhene Aiko Serves Up Some More Music for the Soul with Spotless Mind (Audio)

As Jhene Aiko readies her new album Souled Out, she serves up some more music for the soul with "Spotless Mind." As with much of her music, the organs, guitar and her ethereal lilt make this song sound timeless. Check it out. Related: Jhene Aiko Recalls The Pressures Of A... Read more

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80's and early 90's. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

Common Performs Kingdom & Blak Majik on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)

Common continues his promo run in support of his new album, Nobody's Smiling. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed "Kingdom" with Vince Staples and "Blak Majik" with Jhene Aiko. Check out both performances below. Kingdom Come Blak Majik Related: Common Goes City To City In The Nobody’s Smiling... Read more

Listen To Common & No ID Discuss Nobody’s Smiling However You Like (Video)

After over two decades in the game, Common releases his tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, to the masses today. Already receiving quite a positive buzz within the community, the Chicago themed project features exclusive production from longtime friend No ID as well as numerous artists including Jhene Aiko, Big Sean,... Read more

Ready For Common’s Nobody’s Smiling Album? Here’s the Full Stream (Audio)

After several stellar releases, Common's Nobody's Smiling album hits stores on Tuesday (7/22). The album is now available for full stream. Check out his song Blak Majik featuring Jhene Aiko below, as well as a link to the stream. Related: Common Talks Chicago Music, Culture, & The “Heat” That Inspired... Read more

Jhene Aiko Recalls The Pressures Of A Relationship (Audio)

Jhene Aiko's debut full-length solo, Souled Out, is less than six weeks away. In advance of the August 25 date, the Los Angelino drops off "Pressure," a look at the stresses of a failing relationship. The production, care of The Fisticuffs, has a lot going on, beneath the surface. This... Read more

Jhene Aiko Releases a New Song To Live & Die For (Audio)

Though Jhene Aiko quotes a bit of 50 Cent in her latest single, the song is irrefutably all hers. As Ms. Aiko prepares for her first performance at the BET Awards on Sunday and her forthcoming debut album, she lets this ethereal mid-tempo track fly. Check out To Live &... Read more

Here’s the Official Mixtape for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic (Mixtape)

The 7th annual Roots Picnic will be held on May 31st in Philadelphia and headlined by Snoop Dogg, backed by The Roots. As has become tradition, they have released a mixtape to accompany the event, featuring many of those who will be performing. This year's edition features The Roots, Snoop,... Read more

The Week in Video Featured 50 Cent Detailing Why G-Unit Split, Drake Being Fake, Illmatic Celebrations & More (Video)

The week in video featured 50 Cent calling out members of G-Unit by name and explaining the demise of the crew, Drake in disguise on the street clowning himself, Jhene Aiko living out the ultimate revenge fantasy against a cheating ex, an Illmatic documentary featuring Nas and Kendrick Lamar, killer... Read more

Jhene Aiko Clears Out The Closet For The Comfort Inn Ending Freestyle (Video)

Jhene Aiko's name is suddenly appearing everywhere. Kim Kardashian is now posting videos putting Aiko's jams on the tabloid shows, while her new material, solo and collaborative, is climbing the charts. Jhene shows that she's a great actress, and her music comes from the heart in the stream of conscious-inspired... Read more

Mila J is Jhene Aiko’s Sister. The Comparison Stops There (Video)

Last year, Jhene Aiko had a breakthrough year after pairings with Drake, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar, and the release of her stellar debut album. It turns out she isn't the only talent in the family. Meet her sister, Mila J. Mila draws on an edgier sound that is more... Read more

Jhene Aiko Celebrates Her Birthday with an Afternoon Dream (Audio)

Jhene Aiko celebrated her 26th trip around the sun on 3/16. Though it was her birthday, she was the one giving gifts, releasing a new song. Check out the aptly-titled My Afternoon Dream. Related: Jhene Aiko & Kendrick Lamar Stay Ready On The Latest Link (Audio)... Read more

Vince Staples Hits ‘Em With Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2 Featuring Lots Of No ID Goodness (Mixtape)

Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt affiliate Vince Staples is one of the premiere new artists still okay with flooding the masses with free material. Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2 arrives, boasting numerous original contributions from No ID (Common, Big Sean, Killer Mike), as well as vocal appearances from Jhene Aiko and... Read more

Jhene Aiko & Kendrick Lamar Stay Ready On The Latest Link (Audio)

Def Jam's Jhene Aiko has been in the industry for over 15 years. In addition to links with Childish Gambino and Drake, it was really her versatility as heard with Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul that showed the L.A. native's versatility, and market with today's Hip-Hop consumer. A K.Dot... Read more

Jhene Aiko Makes A Lazy Day Anthem With Childish Gambino In Bed Peace (Video)

In time for cold season, when it's often harder to get out of bed in the morning, Def Jam's Jhene Aiko makes a jam about her ideal day. This plays like a modern day version to LL Cool J's "The Doo Wop" kinda, as she talks about a day filled... Read more

Jhene Aiko – Bed Peace ft Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino joins Jhene Aiko on a trippy, modern-day love song. Props for the John Lennon/Yoko Ono-influenced artwork. Check out Bed Peace. Related: Jhene Aiko – Keep Ya Head Up (Video)... Read more

Jhene Aiko – Keep Ya Head Up (Video)

No I.D. was crazy about this Los Angeles songstress that went from kickin' it with B2K back in the early 2000s to rhyming with ScHoolboy Q and Drake 10 years. Here she is covering 2Pac's breakthrough single for Rap-Up TV's "Rap-Up Sessions." Jhene Aiko's solo debut album will be promoted... Read more

Ab-Soul – Terrorist Threats ft Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko (Video)

Ab-Soul drops off a new video to get the weekend started. Check out Terrorist Threats featuring Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko. Ab-Soul's Control System is in stores now. If you haven't heard it, you can stream it in full here. Related: Ab-Soul discusses his earliest musical influences (Video)... Read more

Ab-Soul – Terrorist Threats ft Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko

Here's a new joint from Ab-Soul. The track was produced by Dave Free who laced the Blessed track for Schoolboy Q. Check out Terrorist Threats featuring Danny Brown and Jhené Aiko. Previously: Ab-Soul - Showin' Love... Read more