“July” songbird, Jhené Aiko, dishes out exciting details about her forthcoming debut LP, Souled Out, as well as her origins in Hollywood–including her stint as a prodigy to one of last decades’s most successful boy bands, B2K.
The free-spirited R&B hopeful made an astonishing buzz for herself with the acclaimed mixtape, Sailing Souls, and is consequently working diligently to deliver a set just as resonant, if not better. Her ‘cool’ can be credited to Tupac’s influence, whom Aiko considers “a BIG inspiration.” In the clip, she also shares her wishes for collaborations with some of the industry’s most notable emcees, including Eminem, Kid Cudi and Kendrick Lamar.
“He’s like an icon for speaking your mind and..being you, even if it’s controversial.” Aiko voices.
Though there’s still no confirmed release date for the project, I’m sure I’m not the only one extremely amped to see what the lady cooks up. In the meantime…