Jhené Aiko can easily command a song with her own luscious vocals, but the Los Angeles beauty will be blending them with another of music’s crooning talents, Cocaine 80s. The 24-year-old songstress caught up with Singersroom after her show in New York this past Friday (Oct. 19), where she revealed a collaborative project with the seven-piece retro R&B group (comprised of No I.D., Common, James Fauntleroy and more) and also confirmed them as guests on her upcoming debut album, Souled Out.
“Me and the Cocaine 80s is made up of musician, singers and producers. I told them I wanted to be a part of the Cocaine 80s. I wanted to be the female voice of the group,” she pined, before announcing the important news. “They will be featured on ‘Souled Out.’ Yes, we are definitely working on a mixtape or album together. That is definitely in the works.”
Aiko is signed to both Def Jam and No I.D.’s Artium label. Her Souled Out LP is slated for a release sometime next year.