I recently got the pleasure of interviewing the soulful beauty, Jhene’ Aiko via Skype. She totally blew me away with how down to earth and “real” she was. Speaking to her and being a follower of her career and music, you can definitely see this girl has certainly not let the fame alter who she really is or what she stands for.
If you don’t know who Jhene’ Aiko is, let me give you a brief overview or for some refresh your memory. Some know her from her ‘B2K days’ when she was also portrayed as B2k member, Lil’Fizz’s cousin, some may know her as “the girl that sang with Drake on ‘July’; but now Jhene’ is making a name for herself and has released an amazing mixtape titled “Sailing Souls”. The depth and soulfulness of this mixtape showed the world she is definitely an artists to keep an eye on on!
Even with the HUGE collaborations on Aiko’s mixtape (Drake, Gucci, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, etc.), she still remains humble. “I’m not a ‘Name-Brand’ type of person…” Jhene’ stated in my interview with her as she ended her answer to who her celeb crushes were. That stood out to me, because a lot of artists think you have to be with someone in the industry, and be addicted to the ‘flashing lights’ type lifestyle;but not Jhene’. Now guys. don’t think that gives you a chance with Miss Aiko, because just like her ‘Sailing Souls’ hit ‘You vs. Them’ states, she belongs to the world!
Check out Hype Girls Full Length Exclusive interview with Jhene’ Aiko here!
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