Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Jhene Aiko Reveals "Souled Out" Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Standard Edition Cover Art & Complete Tracklist Revealed]
Jhene Aiko teased us with a new album leak last month, "Pressure", and ever since we've been waiting on any sort of update when it comes to the album it's off, Souled Out.
J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tour [Update: Tour Dates Announced]
J. Cole's new album may be his most successful one yet, not only that, it could very well be his best project since his mixtape days. 2014 Forest Hills Drive has already gone gold, and is quickly en route to achieving platinum certification, as it hovers near the 800k mark in total sales.
Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
Jhene Aiko's long-awaited debut album, Souled Out is dropping next week, and the free spirited singer has gained a considerable amount of hype around the release. While her Sail Out EP featured plenty of rap features, her new effort will be made up of solo recordings for the most part, which is surprising, considering the high profile connections she's been able to make since rising to fame.
Jhene Aiko Featured In GQ With Sexy Photo Shoot [Update: BTS Photos & Video Added]
Jhene Aiko is definitely on the cusp of something big, thanks to her Sail Out EP really putting her on the map, plus collaborations with some of rap's biggest stars. Having Drake, Childish Gambino, and even Pusha T as supporters doesn't hurt either (Pusha said in a recent interview that he's only been listening to Jhene).
Hottie Vs. Hottie: Who's Hotter Jhene Aiko Or Cassie?
Jhene Aiko and Cassie have both had big years. Cassie dropped the well-received Rockabyebaby mixtape back in April, and Jhene is fresh off of releasing her debut EP, which debuted at number 8 on the Billboard chart this week.
Stream Jhene Aiko's "Sail Out" EP In Its Entirety
Along with dropping a new visual for her track “The Worst” earlier today, Jhene Aiko also released her highly anticipated Sail Out EP. The 7-track EP features guest appearances from Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Vince Staples. And thanks to Spotify, fans can now stream the entire project for free below. Jhene's upcoming full length album, Sailed Out, is expected to arrive in 2014.
Jhene Aiko's "Eat The Booty" Line From "Post To Be" Was Inspired By Kevin Gates
Jhene Aiko's debut album impacted last year, and while she scored a hit (and Grammy nomination) with lead single, "The Worst", most of her recent radio play has come from her feature on Omarion's surprise smash, "Posed To Be". Jhene decided to go off-brand with her contribution, introducing a playful side of herself we usually don't see on record. One line from her verse in particular inspired a double take from fans -- “Might let your boy chauffeur me, but he got to eat the booty like groceries.”
Drake Confirms Jhene Aiko Will Appear On "NWTS" [Update: Jhene Aiko Talks On Collabo, Drake Discredits Rumors]
Although Drake has remained tight-lipped about his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same, the rapper took to Twitter last night to confirm one artist that'll appear on the LP: rising singer Jhene Aiko. That's about all we know for now, so stay tuned. As Drizzy says, this is a momentous occasion. Jhene on NWTS. Momentous Occasions.
Childish Gambino Talks Instagram Posts, Being "Depressed", & Relationship With Jhene Aiko
Donald Glover, or in this case, Childish Gambino, recently caused concern amongst his fans after he posted several notes on Instagram last month which expressed some of his feelings, doubts, and concerns.
The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
With The Weeknd surprising fans the other night with the release of his newest record “Often”, no one thought he’d be back tonight with another surprise announcement for us.
Jhene Aiko Says Drake Is Her "Musical Soulmate" & Would Like To Do Project With Him
Jhene Aiko seems to have got closer to Drake since they've toured together for Drizzy's "Would You Like A Tour?", although not as close as recent rumors might suggest (Jhene recently confirmed she is NOT pregnant with Drake's baby). In a new interview with Rap-Up, the talented singer speaks on her forthcoming album, Souled Out, and how she thinks of Drake as her "musical soulmate."
Stream Jhene Aiko's New Album "Souled Out" In Full
Earlier today Jhene Aiko unveiled the dark visuals for her single "The Pressure," sporting a new look (blonde dreads) for it. This afternoon, we get even more from the singer as an official stream of her upcoming album Souled Out has arrived.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
The 2015 Grammy Nominations, Featuring Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko & More
It's that time of year again. With the 57th Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on February 8th, the organization is rolling out the list of nominees over the course of today. Check out the first batch below, and check back throughout the day for updates. Record Of The Year:
ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
Making the Forbes list in an honor often romanticized in rap, and if the latest "30 under 30" list is any indication, more and more hip hop and R&B artists will find themselves in the Forbes tax bracket. About a third of this year's list -- which looks at artists in their 20s who are making some serious moves in the industry -- is made up of rappers, producers, and R&B singers.
Review: Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out"
There’s something admirable about truly stepping out on your own, as your own person. You’re leaving behind that helping hand, that “co-sign,” and pursing your dreams, able to stand without the crutch.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Top Five Jhene Aiko Features
Not a lot of people can captivate their listeners in the realm of R&B anymore. Do you remember when Mary J. Blige soulfully wowed us on Jay Z’s “Can’t Knock The Hustle”? Do you remember when Jamie Foxx channeled his inner Ray Charles on Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”? Times like that were special.
10 Essential Jaden Smith Tracks
Jaden Smith, Will Smith's seventeen year old son, has a very impressive resume for someone his age. The Pursuit of Happyness co-star has kept busy in both the movie and music industries over the years, opting to take full advantage of his genetics and connections as opposed to fitting with with 'normal' kids.