“I’m not a loud person,” Jhené Aiko says, explaining the retreat from the bubblegum of her youth. But despite a concerted effort to mellow out, much of her debut mixtape Sailing Souls is playful and attention grabbing: jazzy songs, riffs on weed and told-you-so chants, all of which seem to be part of Aiko’s day-to-day life.

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Jhené Aiko – Higher

No stems, no sticks, no seeds its just you and me
On this cloud and we don’t ever have to come down now
We are so faded going to places beyond the sun

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Jhené Aiko – Bed Peace ft Childish Gambino

If I had it my way
I’d roll out of bed
Say bout 2:30 mid day
Hit the blunt then hit you up to come over to my place
You show up right away
We make love and then we fuck
And then you give me my space

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Jhené Aiko – Stranger (Official Music Video)

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