Fresh off celebrating her recent milestone 30th birthday, just the other day very beautifully talented and amazing singer/songwriter, Jhené Aiko premieres not just one, but two very amazing new videos today for easily one of the best records from her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, TRIP, with the Kurupt-assisted, Never Call Me. The first version aka the Slauson Hills Edition version, which was premiered through Billboard finding Jhené having a good time and enjoying life with the family and friends she grew up with in her South Central Los Angeles neighborhood of Slauson, rather than moping about her ex lover she thought she let get away. The Topshelf Junior-directed video really fits the smooth and laidback West Coast vibes and message of the song, which really brings it to life and makes you feel like you’re cruising around L.A. and just celebrating the greatness of life, like the L.A. native is throughout the star-studded clip. Which features cameos from such fellow L.A. and/or Slauson greats as Lauren London, Nipsey Hu$$le, her older sisters, Miyoko Chilombo and Mila J, as well as her older brother, her actual Mom and Dad, Jay 305, Dom Kennedy, Hit-Boy and more. With today being the first day of Spring, it couldn’t have been released anymore timely too.
While the hood version keeps it more real to the record, the other video, which was premiered through Vevo, is a more professional and artsy one, which takes Kurupt off and has the L.A. native showing off more of her Japanese heritage. As Jhené is dressed up like a geisha in the Jay Ahn-directed visual, which is more interpretive and symbolic rather than the actual authentic hood-type real of the actual record that the Slauson Hills Edition version had. Let us know in the comments which visual you prefer more?