Willow Smith is the future.
But you already knew this. The 14-year-old offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett continues to be the leader of millennial hippies. During her 15-minute stint, she advertises cold water ("It's good for your body!") and asks serious questions ("Do cats pray?"). Her performance of "Whip My Hair," though, will make you appreciate the original.
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Google The Internet A.S.A.P.
The Odd Future band, consisting of Syd The Kyd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Allan Smith, and Jameel Bruner, has serious jams. Their 2013 sophomore Feel Good LP was quietly slept on but still got praise from the web . If you're new to the crew, sample their singles live. Personal favs: "Cloud On Our Own" and the finisher "Dontcha."
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Top Dawg's First Lady goes hard.
Minutes before showtime, two SZA stans to this writer's right shrieked and created a baby mosh pit, drinks in tow. The fluffy-haired New Jersian sings ear-perking lines ("Your skin tastes like Brussel sprouts I swear") but the quirkiness adds to her charm. Push play on O.T. Genasis' "CoCo" and watch her turn all the way up. She may even call you out, especially if you're wearing TDE merch, if you're doing the opposite of ILoveMakonnen's Tuesdays. True story. Her saxophone player will also give you life.
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SZA and Willow's bestie-ship creates great music.
Consider this an informal request for more collaborations.
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Jhené Aiko has made it.
After being the plus-one for Drake and The Weeknd's tours, Jhené Aiko stood on her two bare feet during her first headlining gig. Watching her croon about shitty exes and losing her brother is as entrancing as seeing couples, belt out the lyrics to "Comfort Inn Ending" in unison. Besides the green wafting in the air, the only substance you get high on is her stories of struggle. Bonus: she sings a piano rendition of her inebriated phone convos on her Chris Brown collabo "Drunk Texting." Bring some Kleenex for when she sings "W.A.Y.S." and be sure to stick around for her encore acoustic performance of "Space Jam."
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