Jhené Aiko’s Debut Mixtape ‘Sailing Soul(s)’ Is Now Streaming

Written by on March 12, 2021

Jhené Aiko celebrates the 10th anniversary of her debut mixtape by releasing it on all streaming platforms for the primary time.

Self-released on March 16, 2011, Crusing Soul(s) launched a brand new voice in R&B and set the stage for her debut album Souled Out three years later. The unique tape featured 13 songs, whereas the industrial launch accommodates 11 tracks together with “Hoe” with Miguel. The Drake-assisted “July” is lacking together with “Rising Aside Too,” which featured Kendrick Lamar.

As a “thanks” to followers, Jhené additionally added 4 bonus tracks that have been beforehand not out there on DSPs—”Dwelling Room Movement,” “Mirrors,” “2 Seconds,” and “Snapped.”

Taking to social media, Jhené mirrored on the milestone. “This mixtape was a pivotal second for me. Once I was 12 I used to be signed to a label, singing songs I had no actual connection to,” she wrote. “I met with one report exec who instructed me I wanted to do a greater job at ‘promoting’ myself once I got here into conferences…From that time on, I made a decision I might by no means attempt to ‘promote’ myself. I might merely BE myself and whoever felt a connection would SEE ME and my value.”

A decade later, Jhené is nominated for 3 awards together with Album of the 12 months for her newest album Chilombo at this weekend’s Grammys. She is going to host the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony previous to the principle telecast on Sunday.

Stream Crusing Soul(s) under.

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