It’s confirmed, R&B singer Jhene Aiko will be adding her dulcet voice to Cocaine 80s, No I.D.‘s collective of musicians, singers and rappers (which includes Common).
After mesmerising fans with a performance of her new track “What a Life” at New York’s SOBs on Friday, the sultry songstress and former B2K affiliate revealed that she wanted to be the “female voice” of the group, and that they already have a collaborative project in the works together. Jhene added that Cocaine 80s would also feature on her solo debut, Soul(ed) Out, expected to arrive some time next year.
Jhene, real name Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo, signed with No I.D.’s label Artium, an imprint of Def Jam, late last year. She has already made a strong impression with her Sailing Souls tape and through collaborations with Black Hippy and Casey Veggies. Hopefully this new partnership will lead to more good music.
Read her short statement to Singersroom below:
“Me and the Cocaine 80’s is made up of musician, singers and producers. I told them I wanted to be a part of the Cocaine 80s. I wanted to be the female voice of the group. They will be featured on ‘Souled Out’… Yes, we are definitely working on a mixtape or album together. That is definitely in the works…”