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Editorial: I’m so sick and tired of hearing about Jaden and Willow Smith

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Let’s be brutally honest here, the only reason that Jaden and Willow Smith are famous is because of their parents. They don’t bring anything new or refreshing to music, or art as a whole. The best thing that Willow has done is make “Whip My Hair,” the video is kind of cool and it was a cute, viral song, before it made me want to rip my ears off.

And Jaden? The coolest, most interesting thing he’s done is tweet the most mind-numbingly stupid things you will ever read. Seriously, his Twitter feed is the most absurd thing I’ve ever read through. More absurd than the comments on World Star.

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The attention he’s been getting recently for his “music” has been really frustrating. He’s gotten a co-sign from Childish Gambino and his EP’s /singles have received a post on every major blog in not only hip hop, but music in general. He’s become a sort of icon in pop culture, for seemingly no reason aside from his dad and dumb tweets.

I’ll admit, I didn’t hate his Prakruti EP. It consisted of three songs and the production was nice. However, he’s on par with thousands of other artists that are working 100 times harder and deserve those posts and co-signs so much more than Jaden. His dad is Will Smith, giving him all of the resources that he could ever want at his disposal. Producers, recording equipment, studios, other celebrities, connections to major names in music, etc. If I had those resources I’d probably be trying to make a mixtape as well, because why not. At the very least I’d get a few hundred thousand plays. He’s got nothing to lose in going out on a  limb with all of his nonsensical thoughts and mediocre music.

The final straw for me was reading an interview that Willow and Jaden did with the New York Times. It legitimately made me sick to my stomach reading it over. Below are some of the quotes I’ve pulled from the interview. I’ve also provided the full link if you want to read everything in context (New York Times Interview).

Here’s what Willow had to say about the concept of time: “I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.” Apparently one of the perks of being extremely wealthy is that you can make time move slow or fast. 

Jaden followed Willow’s statement with: “It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.” Because, you know, a lot of the time you might not even be on earth, you could be out somewhere else in the universe. Brilliant insight on ‘time’ there from young Jaden.

The rest of that stream of thought went like this between the Smith siblings:
WILLOW: “Because living.”
JADEN: “Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.”
WILLOW: “It’s the action of it.”

Jaden provided more profound insight on the topic of driving: “You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.” Give this kid his license, he doesn’t need drivers ed; he doesn’t need to learn about things because accidents happen anyways.

Perhaps the most ridiculous point made in the entire interview came from Jaden on his thoughts about Prana energy and newborn babies: “When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.” No Words.

I don’t need to say more about the interview. The New York Times basically gave Jaden Smith an even bigger platform to tweet on, thanks. Also, Willow, please don’t follow in your brother’s footsteps.

Written by Jesse Wiles

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Jaden Smith- “Fire”

318864-jaden-smith-jaden-smithA short track emerges today from Jaden Smith called “Fire”. He has been trying a bunch of different styles of music recently and this one sounds more like anything on the radio today. Regardless, he somehow has some decent bars so defiantly take a listen down below.

Smooth Waves Music Week In Review 11/3-11/9

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Jack Larsen- “ur gone” ft. Young Lungs

Smooth Waves artist Jack Larsen came through earlier this week with a new song called “ur gone.” The record features a nice verse from Young Lungs of Waterloo, Canada. “ur gone” is everything you need for some late night, sentimental listening. Vibey, ambient and intoxicating, this one will be in our rotation for awhile.

T-Pain- “Stoicville”

T-Pain is back in the game. This time, without auto-tune. “Stoicville” is a soulful single that could easily be called the underdog’s anthem. T-Pain will also be dropping an album under the same name that he’s dedicated to his son, who has a severe case of autism. This new T-Pain is nice and we’re hoping he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Big Sean- “IDFWY” Ft. Kanye West and E-40

This is one of the corniest videos we’ve seen in awhile. Friday Night Lights meets cheesy radio single. You can catch Big Sean dancing around the football field as a high school quarterback while a stoic Kanye West patrols the sideline and E-40 commentates from the booth. This one’s pitiful, c’mon Big Sean.

Spazz & Reelo- “Over Here”

Smooth Waves artists Spazz and Reelo, of ASA, blessed the internet this past week with a new track titled “Over Here.” CMPLX produced a gem of a beat which Spazz and Reelo dance over with ease. Check this one out below.

Migos- Rich Nigga Timeline.

Street heat. Ratchetness. Bangers. Migos has a little bit of everything in there most recent mixtape, tastefully titled Rich Nigga Timeline. The tape can be downloaded via datpiff below.

http://www.datpiff.com/Migos-Rich-Nigga-Timeline-mixtape.661196.html

Jaden Smith- Prakruti EP

Jaden Smith, everyone’s favorite internet presence, dropped off a 3 song EP titled Prakruti in honor of Kendall Jenner’s birthday. The EP was surprisingly decent, which I guess is to be expected considering his dad is Will Smith and he’s got all the resources you’d ever need to make a mixtape. Stream Prakruti below.

Domo Genesis- Under The Influence 2

Other than a few singles and the Camp Flog Naw Carnival in LA, the Odd Future collection has been relatively quite recently in terms of music. Domo Genesis changed all that earlier this week with the release of Under The Influence 2. It is exactly what you would expect from Domo and his smoking habits. Each track is worth listening to so be sure to stream it below.

Earl Sweatshirt- “45” (Produced By The Alchemist)

Speaking of Odd Future, it seems like Earl is gearing up for the release of his next album. The Alchemist provides an extremely short but very sweet beat that Earl does his thing on. Do not hesitate to press play below.

Schoolboy Q- “Hell Of A Night” Official Video

Q hit us with a video for one of his standout tracks off of Oxymoron, “Hell Of A Night”. It is an interesting visual that goes with the mood of the track extremely well. Check out the whole thing below.

Kevin Abstract- “Hell/Heroina”

Kevin Abstract unleashes a dark new video for his record “Hell/Heroina”. The video fits in nice with the vibe of his MTV 1987. He shows no signs of slowing down in the near future and we can’t wait to see where he goes from here.

Earrly Mac- “#LikeKanye Remix” Featuring Chuck Inglish & Bizzy Crook

The steam is rolling with this track and the remix that features Chuck Inglish and Bizzy Crook makes it that much better. We can’t wait for his new project but “#LikeKanye Remix” will tide you over until then. Stream below.

Jaden Smith put out a 3-track EP called “Prakruti,” and it isn’t complete sh*t

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Still not sure how I feel about Jaden Smith rapping. Initial reaction to seeing this on Soundcloud was an eye roll followed by a sigh as I pressed the play button. I’m not going to say whether or not I like this yet. All I’ll say is that Jaden has enough resources to put out music that sounds decent. Check out the EP below.