- Jhené Aiko Premieres Two Different Music Videos For “Never Call Me” featuring Kurupt
- Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko dropped two different videos for “Never Call Me”, featuring American rapper Kurupt.
The song appears on her latest album "Trip", written by Jhené Aiko, Cashmere Cat, Frank Dukes, Benny Blanco and Amaire Johnson.
The album comprises of 22-track and released last September. Featuring guest appearances from Big Sean, Twenty88, Swae Lee, Kurupt, Dr. Chill, Namiko Love, Brandy and Mali Music.
One video expressed a funeral with Japanese style by the ocean. "I love where I’m from. I put on for my city as often as possible," Jhené Aiko told Billboard, regarding the choice in location for the video. "I visit my neighborhood as often as possible. I talk about my neighborhood a few times in the song, so I wanted to show people where I’m from and introduce my fans to the people I love... my family and the people I grew up with."
Another one was filmed in South Central, L.A., in which features appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy, Jay 305, Hit-Boy, and her sister Mila J. Naturally, Kurupt Young Gotti. Directed by Topshelf Jr.
"I have a lot of pride in my city and I’m especially proud of all the artists born and raised in Los Angeles like me," she said. "We all work really hard even though we’ve been blessed to be born in the greatest city on earth! It’s a beautiful thing when we can all come together and support each other."
She told NPR about the song in an intervew;
"I wrote this at the height of a very public breakup, so I was feeling a way, for sure. And I’d just taken some mushrooms, so it was like an exaggerated feeling. I know that a lot of girls, or people, period, feel that way: ‘Don’t talk to other people about me; just talk to me. We’re the ones that were supposed to be in this relationship. Now I’m hearing things and people are asking me what I want them to do. You need to call me because I can’t control what my older homies are thinking of the situation.’
And Kurupt is one of those people. I’m a big fan of Kurupt, being from Los Angeles. He came out and performed “Ain’t No Fun” when I was at Coachella. When I was on the High Road Tour with Snoop Dogg, Kurupt was on the tour and everyday we would talk. He became my real-life uncle. And he was with me when all that stuff was going on [about my relationship] on the blogs. It was just a lot of negativity coming my way, and he literally had that conversation with me."
- source : Billboard