Episode 139: Jhené Aiko

“Sativa (feat. Swae Lee)”

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Jhené Aiko is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. She released her first album in 2012. In addition to her own records, she’s been a featured guest vocalist on songs by Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, and many others. In 2017, she released her third album, Trip, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Charts, and includes the song “Sativa.” The song features guest vocals from Swae Lee, who’s one half of the band Rae Sremmurd. In this episode, Jhené tells the story of how “Sativa” was made, and how it got stuck, and then, how it got unstuck. She’s joined by producer Brian Warfield of the production duo Fisticuffs, who made the beat.

Buy or stream “Sativa” (ft. Swae Lee) here, and watch the music video below. You can buy her album, Trip on vinyl here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

No I.D. (producer)