Jhené Aiko is celebrating 4/20 by sharing the video for her Chilombo track “Tryna Smoke.”
Aiko dropped Chilombo back on March 6, 2020. The album debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 by moving 152,000 album-equivalent units in its first week and went on to get nominated for Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B Album at the Grammys. Her track “Lightning & Thunder” featuring John Legend was also nominated for Best R&B Performance. In January of 2021 the album was certified platinum by the RIAA.
In other news, Aiko’s debut mixtape Sailing Soul(s) was uploaded to streaming services for the first time back in March. The project was made available on its 10-year anniversary.
“The Sailing Soul(s) mixtape, that was the height of me going through all of this stuff,” Aiko explained to Complex in her 2014 cover story. “I’d just had my daughter and I was working at a vegan café and I wanted to do this mixtape, so I was recording after work. I just needed to release all my frustration and my heartache and pain. It’s [easier] for me to write about that type of stuff than [happiness].”
Watch the music video for “Tryna Smoke” up top.