I still haven’t fallen completely under the spell of Jhené Aiko . Although her beauty is evident, it wasn’t enough to make a lasting impression on me since her last song, an underwhelming collabo with Drake, fell very short of hotness. In fact the first thing that came to mind was that we had another Cassie on our hands (we all know how that went). But, her latest single, the very beautiful and refreshing, “Stranger”, shows that perhaps there is some potential there – but it just needs to be honed and developed a little bit.
Her mixtape (which has been surfacing for a few months) is out now, and even with the handful of heavy-hitting hip hop names to assist her (Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Kendrick Lamar and Miguel), “Stranger” is definitely the obvious standout. But hey, listen and form an opinion for yourself.