Vince Staples gets a fresh look on the new Jimmy Fallon last night and he brought along Jhene Aiko who performed “Lemme Know” with The Roots providing some live instrumentation as well. ICYMI last night, watch the performance above.
Alexander Wang brought in the big stars for the 10th anniversary commemorating his collabs with DoSomething.org. I dig the positive vibes here as DoSomething supports the youth (listen to the kids, bro!) and social change.
In addition to the names in the headline, also peep Pusha, Jhene, HAIM, and Lykke Li above representing music. You’ll see some familiar celebs and even more in the official reveal here.
You may not know Bill Withers, but you certainly know his music and influence. His 77th birthday is today and Jhene Aiko pays tribute with a live, acoustic cover of a couple of his singles: “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day”. The transition between them is seamless, and it all goes down from her cozy library, no less too. Lend your eyes and ears below for some more soothing R&B this afternoon.
Not one, but TWO new videos from Big Sean today off Dark Sky Paradise.
He first drops the back and forth video with Kanye West for “All Your Fault” above, and then dresses up as a convincing senior citizen with his guest star and opposite lead Jhene Aiko for “I Know”. Watch em both here.
Above you can already tell, and she did so 2 more times below, by recreating old photos of Tupac. I love these and they’re done to the tee. It’s most crazy to see the sultry Jhene in the bathtub gold chains one below too.
Below, she talks about what Tupac meant to her and performs “Keep Ya Head Up” acoustic. All great plays in the background while moseying over to Jhene’s IG too. She posted some rather revealing pics last night, sure, but I also love all her passages from philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh too.
HudMo’s new album, Lantern, has sneakily been an anticipated project of mine this summer, after some solid previews leading up to today have been released. Today, we get the full stream on iTunes Radio, with features by the likes of Jhene Aiko and Miguel. Get the energy flowin’ this morning and press play on Lantern below.
Robert Glasper, anything, is pretty much a must-see and for a preview to his and the Trio’s upcoming project, Covered, he and his band mates hit the legendary Capitol Records in L.A. for their cover of Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst”.
It’s an instantly recognizable song due to its melody so this was a success with the subtle live touches Glasper and the Trio put down. It did really make me want to hear Aiko herself sing over this version. I’m sure that’ll happen someday, though.
Quick Chicago connection: Glasper reppin’ the classic Enstrumental Rap – Lies = Hip Hop tee.
And finally, here’s the intriguing tracklist to Covered, dropping June 16th.
2. I Don’t Even Care (Robert Glasper/Macy Gray/Jean Grae)
3. Reckoner (Radiohead)
4. Barangrill (Joni Mitchell)
5. In Case You Forgot (Robert Glasper)
6. So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
7. The Worst (Jhené Aiko)
8. Good Morning (John Legend)
9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
10. Levels (Bilal)
11. Got Over feat. Harry Belafonte (Robert Glasper/Harry Belafonte)
12. I’m Dying of Thirst (Kendrick Lamar)