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Jhené Aiko Covers Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day”

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After recreating Tupac Shakur’s iconic photos last month, Jhené Aiko is paying homage to another one of her inspirations. In honor of soul legend Bill Withers’ 77th birthday, the songbird performed an acoustic medley of Withers’ classics, “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day,” backed by her guitarist Jeff.

Like Tupac, Withers has had a profound impact on the Souled Out singer. “One of the things that inspires me the most about Bill is his attention to lyrics and storytelling,” she wrote in a letter to fans. “It wasn’t about his image, being flashy, or putting on a ‘show.’ For him, it was about the song. No fluff, just pure feeling. It was about connecting. It was about the music. And it is still about the music.”

Watch her tender tribute and read her full letter below:

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Watch: Jhené Aiko Grows Old with Big Sean in “I Know” Video

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Big Sean keeps the visuals coming from his new album Dark Sky Paradise, releasing two new videos today. One of which is for his Jhené Aiko featured album cut “I Know.”

In the cinematic video, the Detroit rapper grows old and grey with Jhené. He transforms into a senior citizen and meets up with the singer at a retirement center dance, but they end up ditching and reclaiming their youth at a bar.

In the end, they seal the night with a kiss. Check it out below:

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Jhené Aiko Celebrates Tupac’s Birthday with Recreated Classic Photos

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If there’s one thing we love over here at ThisIsRnB (other than the obvious, of course), is some classic hip-hop. One of our favorites that was obviously gone too soon is the incomparable Tupac Shakur.

While today marks what would have been the slain rapper’s 44th birthday, fans across the world make sure to celebrate it for him in his absence. One in particular is the eccentric songbird Jhené Aiko. Citing Tupac as her favorite rapper many times, the beautiful singer decided to recreate three of his classic photos – including the infamous bathtub pic of him covered in gold jewelry. Shot by Danny Williams, the shoot was a top notch ode to one of music’s GOATs.

Pac, who is truly one of the most missed rappers almost 20 years later, is still making an impact on the world as his previous interviews are being brought to light time and time again. In addition to delivering the three photos, Jhené spoke about her love for 2Pac and his inspiration on her with MTV’s Rob Markman, and also shared a performance video of her covering “Keep Ya Head Up” – which is her favorite Pac song.

Take a look below:

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Watch: Jhené Aiko Visits the Grocery Store, Talks Infamous “Groceries” Line

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Omarion surprised many when he released his hit ready single “Post To Be” featuring Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko, the record was a perfect radio friendly, catchy smash. But, as it turned out, a single line by Aiko kind of stole the show.

“I might let your boy chauffeur me / But he got to eat the booty like groceries,” sung Jhené in a coy way.

As many laughed, it was also a shockingly bold statement from the singer, who mostly kept raunchy sexual exploits at a minimum in her own music. In an entertaining new interview with MTV’s Rob Markman, Aiko visits a grocery store in NYC and explains how the line came about, and shows that If you’re gonna eat the groceries, first you gotta buy them.

Watch the comedic interview below:

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New Music: Hudson Mohawke feat. Jhené Aiko – Resistance

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Jhené Aiko fans get a treat today with a brand new collaboration by the songbird and Scottish producer/DJ Hudson Mohawke.

The new single, entitled “Resistance,” is a blend of synthy soul with electric percussion as Jhené lays down her signature mesmerizing vocals while singing about the power of attraction.

“Don’t resist it / We are one, if we run we’re bound to fall in love,” sings Aiko.

“Resistance” will appear on Mohawke’s upcoming album, Lantern, due out June 16. Take a listen below:

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Jhené Aiko & 2 Chainz Get Their Tarot Cards Read on ‘Most Expensivest Sh*t’

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If you haven’t caught it yet, rapper 2 Chainz hosts a digital show by GQ called “Most Expensivest Sh*t,” as the title suggests he basically checks out some of the most expensive items money can buy, and is often joined by a fellow artist as his guest.

For the latest episode the ATL rap star is joined by R&B songbird Jhené Aiko, and together they visit one of LA’s A-list psychic mediums to get their tarot cards read.

While they both come in claiming to have psychic powers of their own, 2 Chainz is blatantly skeptical of the medium and chooses to light up his blunt to increase his own enlightenment, but Jhené indulges the process.

Check out the clips below:

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Video: Jhené Aiko – Eternal Sunshine

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It may have taken 3 years for Jhené Aiko to create her debut album Souled Out, but it didn’t take long for everyone to take to it. While she was busy creating magic with Chris Brown and Omarion, the eclectic singer didn’t leave her own projects out to dry.

Last month she brought us a new tune titled “Living Room Flow” and now, she took us back to Souled Out with a visual for “Eternal Sunshine.” The visual showcase her near death experience in 2013 while with her daughter, sister, and daughter’s father, O’Ryan. Floating above ground, as the aftermath of the accident and flashes of both her childhood and brother Miyagi – who passed of cancer in 2012 – show in the background, the somber visual will have you wiping a tear from each eye.

Catch it below:

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List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records

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Whew! 2015 is moving as quick as the wind! It feels as if in just a blink of an eye, the month of March has come and gone and the first quarter of the year is now behind us.

If you’ve been following our lists, you’d know how much good music was brought to us in January and February, and we must say, March has been no different. From the return of Jill Scott and Jamie Foxx, to new sounds from Jhené Aiko and Jodeci, we were blessed with some music to carry us fully into Spring.  Although there weren’t many major single releases throughout the month, the surprise mixtapes and EPs made up for it.  Anyways, quality will always supersede quantity in our humble musical opinion.

Ready to see what had us vibing out last month? Check out the “Best of March – Top 10 Records” below!

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