You know Jaden Smith. He's the world's most well known enigma. He's the son of rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. He's the brother of Roc Nation signee Willow. He himself is an actor, and he's the subject of countless jokes given his proclivity to wild ramblings on Twitter. He's also, on occasion, a musician. It is one of the lesser appreciated facets of his persona or perhaps simply less recognized. Earlier today, sister Willow liberated a demo labeled "BLUE OCEAN V19" -- a reference to Justin Timberlake's "Blue Ocean Floor", which it samples -- and it is perhaps some of the most interesting music you'll hear from a child star today (barring spontaneous new music from Frankie Muniz's band).
Don't take Jaden at face value; he may be a goofball, but he is also very, very talented. "BLUE OCEAN V19" showcases both vocals and raps from the young star, and he rambles on about a budding romance quelled by an existing relationship only half coherently, but in a way that is entirely relatable and really quite good. Willow belts out a deft rendition of Timberlake's original hook before the records segues into something entirely original and even more spectacular. Jaden raps:
It's cold we should probably cuddle/ Put your arms in a bundle, my lips on your neck but it's subtle/ You father wont notice/ He's way too busy yelling at coaches/ That college football got him wrapped up, [he] bet it all on the Trojans/ I wrote you some notes there atrocious, hop that you don't expose us/ Man your love is my narcotic and I double my dosage.
It's all sweetly naive in its pursuit of young love. The description hints that this may end up on the second volume of Jaden's Cool Tape. Listen to "BLUE OCEAN V19" by Jaden and Willow Smith below, and be one the lookout for more music from the famous Smith kids in the very near future.
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"BLUE OCEAN V19"
- September 30, 2014