Jhene Aiko Named Artist Of The Week By Pepsi.com

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Jhene Aiko Named Artist Of The Week By Pepsi.com

After working with Big Sean and Drake, among others, Jhene Aiko is preparing for the release of her debut album, "Souled Out."

Jhene Aiko has been named Artist Of The Week by Pepsi.com.

The singer has collaborated with Big Sean and Drake, among others, throughout her career and her Sail Out EP includes appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples and Ab-Soul.

During an interview with Pepsi.com, Jhene Aiko said that working with rappers is something that comes naturally for her.

I grew up listening to a lot of Hip Hop, and it’s influenced my writing,” she says during the Pepsi.com interview. “And I just think it’s a part of me, so it’s easy to incorporate a lot of the Hip Hop artists that I’m working with. Like I’ll write a song and I’ll leave like 16 bars open just so someone can get on it and Rap. Actually, when I was younger I used to think I was going to be a rapper and not a singer. I used to write raps and have my mom help me write them down because I was so young that it was before I could even write. So I was like, ‘Write these raps,’ and my mom would write them down for me.”

For the complete interview with Jhene Aiko, please visit Pepsi.com.

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