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. Despite R&B becoming a genre that just about every rapper thinks he can take on these days, a bevy of true R&B artists have found ways to engrave themselves into our minds and hearts. Jhene Aiko has provided us with records to sit back and marvel at. Whether we journey back into her debut mixtape Sailing Soul(s), her Sail Out EP, or her debut album Souled Out, Jhene’s storybook on detached relationships and promising love captured us. Not only has she proven she can hold her own, she has also showed listeners her ability to help instill that R&B feel into rap records. From collaborations with TDE’s Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q, to records with Big Sean, Wale, Casey Veggies, Logic, and more, she has left her stamp on hip-hop. While we anxiously await new music (or even better, a new album) from Jhene, we've decided to sit down and break down her top five features. 

What are your favorites?