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25 Things About Jhene Aiko

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    Her name is pronounced “Juh-nay Ahh-ee-ko.”
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    Jhene is from Los Angeles and has been on her music grind since she was a teen.

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    In the beginning of her career, she was known as the cousin of B2K’s Lil Fizz.

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    With her B2K connection she got her start in the music biz.

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    Jhene is a mix of quite a few races. Her mother is of Japanese, Spanish, and Dominican descent, while her father is of African American, Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo, and German Jewish descent.

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    Her older sisters Miyoko and Jamila were in the R&B group Gyrl.
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    She opened for B2K on their Scream Tour 3.

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    Her first name is derived from the Ethiopian name Ghenet, which means Paradise or Garden of Eden. Aiko is her middle name and in Japanese means “little loved one.”
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    Jhene lent her vocals to a few B2K releases in 2002, and appeared on their remix album B2K: The Remixes – Volume 1.
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    She appeared in O’Ryan’s (Omarion’s brother) debut music video "Take It Slow."

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    She has songs featured on the soundtracks of several movies including Barbershop, The Master of Disguise, You Got Served, and more.
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    The video for her single "NO L.O.V.E." debuted on BET's "106 & Park" when she was just 15 years old.
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    Jhene was the opening act on the "Life Is Good/Black Rage" tour headlined by Nas and Lauryn Hill in 2012.

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    She appears on Drake’s latest album on the tracks "Wu-Tang Forever" and "From Time."

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    Many people compare Jhene to Cassie.
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    She lost her brother Miyagi to cancer in 2012, and recorded "For My Brother" originally only intended for his ears.

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    Her biggest musical influence is Tupac, but she is also influenced by Aaliyah, Brandy, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and even John Mayer.

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    Her alter rap ego is J. Hennessy.

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    She has a collab with Big Sean called "Beware." The track was her first song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    She’s 5'2".

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    She released her first full EP "Sail Out" in November 2013, which included collabs with Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar.
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    Jhene is a mother of two. She had her oldest daughter, Namiko, with R&B singer O'Ryan (Omarion’s brother).

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    In her video for her single "The Worst" she plays a girl who gets herself into some trouble. Her full length album is coming out this year.

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    The music video for her Childish Gambino collab "Bad Peace" was inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
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    DJ Ted Smooth remixed her song "The Worst". He and Raekwon both are featured on the track. The singer is currently in Paris for fashion week has been seen hanging out with Drake and RiRi.
 
 

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