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Jhene Aiko – Stay Ready feat. Kendrick Lamar

Born and raised in Los Angeles, R&B singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko first came to prominence during the early years of the 2000s when she was signed to Epic and contributed vocals to several tracks for label-mates B2K. Coming from a musical family, with two of her sisters (Miyoko and Jamila) members of the group Gyrl, Aiko had all the musical grounding to launch her later successes through various musical appearances on music videos and soundtracks. After collaborating with other artists during her early to mid-teens, she took a brief hiatus to finish her education. In 2011, she released her comeback mixtape Sailing Soul(s), comprised of dreamy, minimal R&B vocals; it was entirely written by Aiko herself and featured collaborations with Drake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West. The mixtape was certified gold with over 100,000 downloads to date. In 2012, she signed with Def Jam-ARTium Records and released the single “3:16AM.” The following year proved to be pivotal for Aiko — she featured on Big Sean’s Top 40 hit “Beware” and teamed up with Drake for an appearance on his highly anticipated album Nothing Was the Same. Critics praised her performance with Drake, which raised her profile globally. In November 2013, she released her debut EP, Sail Out, which included the tracks “Bed Peace” (featuring Childish Gambino) and “The Worst.”

Jhene Aiko – Stay Ready (What a Life) feat. Kendrick Lamar

Jhene Aiko – Stay Ready feat. Kendrick Lamar Lyrics:
[Jhene Aiko]
We do not exist in
Any other instant
Here in this dimension
You and I are meant to be
I have waited lifetimes to find you
Now that you’re here
I can remind you
Of the things you’ve been dreamin’
Times two
I promise you
If you just give me 24
Man, all I need is 24 hours
I promise you’ll want plenty more
You’ll probably be with it forever
So how does it sound
Us on the ground
Giving you my love?
There’s no place quite like here
There’s no better time than now
You gotta stay ready
There’s no place quite like here
There’s no better time than now
That’s why I stay ready

[Kendrick Lamar]
Tell me find your spot with the warning that I might slip
And when you climb on top that’s the ultimate road trip
Ride on my like your Pac got me thinkin’ it’s 96′
I can rap on some nineties shit, wrap your leggings around my hip
I’m so into it tourists want to come speculate
But if I stay monogamous promise this kiss will always taste like candy
And yea, it’s obvious momma now probably can’t stand me
I’m sure they’re tired of this look that you have when you’re antsy
We gon’ fuck around (Mmm), we gon’ fuck around
And triple through triplets of babies right now
And that might break the record and no, that don’t mean you’re fertile
That means we’re fucking reckless, plus we don’t use protection
I find myself reading old text messages when I’m bored
We find ourselves sexting ’til that connection is restored
I know that sounds immature, but if we never grow up
Then I wish you good luck on the seas that’s inside this wall

Come to me
Come, come to me
Look at what you’ve done to me
You put a gun to me
Then you brought the sun to me

Shine like blood diamonds
Learning to have patience
Only cause you are timeless
The universe energy doesn’t lie
And this chemistry is infinity at a million
Times
I wrote a million rhymes to scrabble your
Star power
Now the 24 bars, you get 24 hours

All that I know is right now
Nothing’s for sure but, right now
Gotta get yours like, right now

What a life

I been through some shit man
But I be on my shit man
I decided
That what you give
Is what you’re given
So I been tryna do it right
I been doin like
Whatever gets me through the night

What a life

I’m steady always on the go
You steady always on the go
We steady losin all control

What a life

They say
The truth ain’t pretty
But comin out that pretty mouth
The truth is fitting
Cuz you ain’t never talkin lout
And you know plenty
Yea you know what I’m talkin bout
Cuz you just get me
Yea you so pretty

If everything is dipped in gold
Then baby it will never grow
Everything sweet ain’t sugar coated

What a lie, What a life
What a life that I’ve been given
What a life, What a life that I been living
What a life. What a life we die to live in
What a life.
Jhene Aiko - Stay Ready feat. Kendrick Lamar

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