Who Is Jhené Aiko?

Getting Signed With B2K

“I met Chris Stokes because I was always around my sisters and he knew that I sang. When he did the deal with B2K, I was a piggyback deal. It was thrown on me. I wasn’t preparing for it, I was 13 when I signed to Epic Records. I was in school and it was this random opportunity. They were willing to give me a deal along with the B2K deal and of course as a 13 year old, you agree.

 

They were willing to give me a deal along with the B2K deal and of course as a 13 year old, you agree.

“My mom was managing me at the time and it was something to do. Epic had me record literally over two hundred songs because I was in with every writer, every producer and they didn’t know my sound or my direction and I didn’t either. I was doing it but after a while I needed to finish my school work and focus on other thing because after a while I was going nowhere.

“I knew Fizz and he was like a cousin so they just thought that would be a good marketing thing. At the time, no one ran it past me because I was thirteen and at the time they started putting that on everything and it was the tagline. We went along with it because we were young. To me it is a whole lifetime ago because I was more focused on boys and having a boyfriend than doing music. 

 

Epic had me record literally over two hundred songs because I was in with every writer, every producer and they didn’t know my sound or my direction and I didn’t either.

 

“I’m not actually related to Lil’ Fizz. He was in a group with my oldest brother when I was 7. They never got signed. It was five boys and my brother was a little older so they split the group into two and three and the younger group became B2K and the older group was Melodic and Karma. They were doing things but they broke up, too.

“It was a great experience to tour and everything. All my friends were worried about homework and I’m in a different city every night and performing at Madison Square Garden but when I think back to that time all I think about is the boyfriend I had. He was in B2K."

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