As you may know, here earlier stuff is mainly singing hooks with the names names like Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Wale. But being just a hook singer was not to her satisfaction at all, she has just released her own debut Solo album called “Souled Out”.
The album captures her smooth delicate voice, LA vibe and love of West coast rap records. She said that her first ever written rap was at the age of 7 and was influenced by Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”.
Jhene Aiko says that was was hired at as solo artists but ended up just singing what ever was thrown at her but the record companies. She said the the transition from a “hook singer” to a full blown singer / song writer was difficult because nobody expected her to be able to do that.