For her hit single "Sativa," Jhené Aiko enlisted the help of Swae Lee of the group, Rae Sremmurd. She then remixed it with a little help from the other half of the group, Slim Jxmmi. Now she's giving the single "Never Call Me" the remix treatment. Jhené introduced the track to the world with not one but two music videos showing both sides of her cultural makeup. Basically, a little bit Asian and a little bit gangsta. In fact, Aiko decided to lean a little bit more on her hood heritage my enlisting Compton (sorry, Bompton) rapper YG to add some flavor to the remix.
For the "Never Call Me (Remix)," Jhené pretty much sticks to the script of the original song, letting YG take over Kurupt’s part. Whereas Kurupt, a legend in the game and one of the Westside’s best lyricists only gave us some words of encouragement for Aiko, YG comes through with a full-fledged verse. YG’s verse is focused on letting old boy Aiko sings to on the track know you don’t disrespect the queen. While oozing a bit of West coast machismo, representing his set and generally giving us a lot of hot air, he ends his 16 on the note that, “And you know she raising a daughter / So she gotta be smarter and that’s when relationships get harder, n***a!”
“Never Call Me” is featured on Jhené Aiko’s sophomore album, Trip. We’ve heard rumblings that another TWENTY88 project with her boo Big Sean is in the works, but nothing definite seems to be on the horizon. Meanwhile, YG just released a new album, Stay Dangerous, today. While the cover looks like the bastard child of Dru Hill, Tupac and Blade, we hear it’s supposed to be lit. For now, get into this collaboration between these two Los Angeles natives.