I know what you’re asking – Who/What is Jhene Aiko? I had the exact same question earlier this week when the name came up in my gchat conversation (What up ReRe! Thank you for the introduction!). That moment of confusion/curiosity and the stamp of approval from my sis sent me on a journey. And what I found was great music! Jhene Aiko is definitely the truth. This little-known gem shines bright…brighter than most of the over-exposed costume jewelry flooding the airwaves these days.
Here are a few of those gems for you to add to your jewelry box…
Jhene Aiko – You vs Them
Jhene Aiko ft. HOPE and Kendrick Lamar – Growing Apart Too
Jhene Aiko – Higher
Jhene Aiko and Drake – July
Great question. And when it comes to good music, the answer is pretty simple: Deliver. Whether behind the boards or in the booth, Kev Brown is one of those rare artists that delivers. Although his name may not be buzzing as loud or as often as the Kanye’s or even the K.R.I.T.’s, he has definitely earned his spot in among the greats.
**Sidenote: Do yourself a favor and pick up “The Alexander Green Project”
Kev Brown on the boards:
Kev Brown ft. Bilal Salaam – No Time
Kev Brown ft. Cronkite (aka Raheem DeVaughn), Eric Roberson, and Wayna – Hennessy Pt. II
Kev Brown ft. Busta Rhymes – Packin Them Things
Kev Brown in the booth:
Kev Brown – Another Random Joint
Kev Brown & Kaimbr – Go Green
Kev Brown – Batida
– Gee O
Fellas…doesn’t matter what time of day it is when you read this. All you need to do is grab your girl by the hand, pull her close, press play on the video below, and enjoy the Sunshine.
PJ Morton – Sunshine in the Morning
I randomly discovered this duo about a month ago and haven’t been able to stop listening to them. This group, The Civil Wars, makes very simple, yet extremely impactful music – both sonically and lyrically. In today’s battle for musical relevance, The Civil Wars are definitely fighting the good fight.
Dance Me to the End of Love
I Want You Back (unexpected, but very appreciated cover of the Jackson 5 classic)
The good music ‘Train is on track! Don’t get left behind…
Coultrain – What Time it Was