Jaden Smith Releases New Music For His Birthday [LISTEN]
Jaden Smith turns 18 years old today, and he celebrated by giving his fans a musical gift. He released a six minute song further establishing himself as a 'true visionary of the future'.
The song starts with more than a minute of just the beat before stating "18" and repeating it until the beat drops. He raps over a very smooth, nostalgic (as the cover art displays) beat and talks about his life compared to some influential others including Miley Cyrus and Harriet Tubman.
Throughout the record, he also raps about others impressions of him and his own awareness of self. "And I'm running from the cops/Cyrus, man these jokers probably think I'm Miley. Confused teen, man I might be, in between an innovator and a hype beast, and I know you don't like me. Just chose not to wear the wife beater, with the Nikes and the white tees. And now everybody wearing tight jeans."
He also touches on societal issues, explaining black skin equals more than stereotypes."And how many times am I telling them, just because you the melanin doesn't mean that I'm a felon, and I'm here to show you the intelligence. What is the bullshit you're selling them?"
The teen star appeared on the cover of NYLON and addressed the controversy surrounding his gender-bending fashion sense.
“The world is going to keep bashing me for whatever I do, and I’m going to keep not caring. I’m going to keep doing the same things—I’m going to keep doing more things. I’m going to take most of the blows for my fellow MSFTS,” he told Nylon for its August issue. “So, you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him. It just doesn’t matter. I’m taking the brunt of it so that later on, my kids and the next generations of kids will all think that certain things are normal that weren’t expected before my time.”
Clearly an innovator, Smith continues to experiment with his sound, and has shown he is able to do several different things with music. "LABOR V2" is definitely a new feel, and we're feeling it! Are you?
Listen to the full song above!