These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music.
This week we have a track from Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment’s new free album Surf, a new song from singer Mike Posner, a ‘Commas’ remix with Big Sean and Rick Ross, and a Jhene Aiko/Hudson Mohawke collaboration.
Hudson Mohawke’s forthcoming album, Lantern, officially releases in a couple weeks (June 16) and we have one of its top tracks, which features the beautiful and talented Jhene Aiko. The collaboration, titled ‘Resistance’, is just one of many great collabs on the LP, which also features appearances from Miguel, Irfane, Antony, and more!
Stream ‘Resistance’ below and pre-order Lantern now on iTunes.
Check out the lovely Jhene Aiko’s new music video for her 2014 Souled Out track ‘Eternal Sunshine’. In the video, Aiko floats over a recreation of her life-changing 2013 car accident, reminding us how precious life really is. While traveling with her daughter, and sister Miyoko, Jhene suffered a number of injuries (including a broken wrist). Luckily her daughter was unharmed.
The best and brightest of this past week in music, as well as a throwback track! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings. This week we have new music from the lovely Jhene Aiko, tracks from Ludacris’ and Earl Sweatshirt’s forthcoming LPs and more. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.
The beautiful and talented Jhene Aiko celebrated her birthday this weekend, and now we have her new song ‘Living Room Flow’. With her Grammy nominated debut album Souled Out still on constant repeat, it is nice to hear some new music from Jhene to get excited for a sophomore release. Stream the Fisticuffs produced ‘Living Room Flow’ below and check out our photos from Jhene’s most recent Chicago performance at the House of Blues.
Often times, features are the best way to get exposure as an up-and-coming artist, as there is the opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the industry. No one has utilized features better than Jhene Aiko, propelling her to the Grammys and becoming a go-to collaboration for rappers in just over a year’s time. She has been featured on so many songs in the last couple years that it isn’t even a question of if you have heard of Jhene; it’s a question of how many times. Taking a look back at some of her finest moments, we have rounded up a list of our ten favorite features from Jhene.
Earlier this year in promotion of his new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole announced the first run of dates and locations for his new 2015 tour (essentially for the smaller markets only). That leg of the tour (Act 1) is scheduled to kick off on March 2nd in Oregon, and Cole will be accompanied by Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz & Omen. Now today, things got much bigger as Cole announced the remaining U.S. dates (Act 3) with Big Sean, YG and Jeremih, as well as the international dates with Pusha T and Jhene Aiko (Act 2). Check out the dates for all Acts, as well Act 3’s promotional poster below. You can order tickets online starting Feb. 27th at www.livenation.com. This is not a tour to miss!
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko always complement each other well on a track. After their collaboration on Big Sean’s Hall of Fame song ‘Beware’, the two have now teamed up for Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album. The new track can be purchased now at Sainsbury’ Entertainment, and although we aren’t sure if this was a mistake on their part, we aren’t complaining (credits go to the KanyeToThe on the discovery and the stream). If this track leaves you wanting more, don’t worry, as Dark Sky Paradise is scheduled to release on February 24th, and Sean and Jhene also teamed up for the album’s track ‘I Know’. Stream ‘Win Some, Lose Some’ below and check out Big Sean’s new Kanye and John Legend collaboration ‘One Man Can Change The World’ here.
[Update: The song is now available on iTuneshere.]
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and because (especially in the hip-hop world) things may not go as we hope, we want to submit our picks now. But we won’t be suggesting WHO WILL bring home the most prestigious awards in music but rather WHO SHOULD. Check out our picks below of what artists and albums should win at the Grammys this year.
Last night singer Jhene Aiko performed at Chicago’s legendary House of Blues, accompanied by Odd Future‘s The Internet and TDE‘s SZA as part of her Enter The Void Tour. Jhene performed a beautiful set for the sold-out crowd, closed by her Sail Out single ‘The Worst’. Coming off a recent Grammy nomination for her debut album Souled Out, Jhene is definitely having one of the best years in R&B. Check out our photos below!