This yr is shaping as much as be a giant one for Jaden Smith. The rapper and actor launched a three-song EP titled ERYS IS COMING in April. In keeping with his efficiency on The Ellen DeGeneres Present earlier right this moment, although, a full album of the identical title will likely be coming later this yr, too. He introduced the information alongside the world premiere of latest music “Summertime in Paris” along with his sister Willow Smith on the present.
This information arrives on the heel of different massive moments in Jaden Smith’s profession. He not too long ago dropped his Sundown Tapes: A Cool Tape Story mixtape, contributed to the Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, carried out at Coachella with a shock look by his dad, was introduced as an opener for Tyler, the Creator’s fall tour, and teamed up with Vic Mensa and Stomach for a brand new single. So why is that this new music underwhelming given he’s in any other case on the rise?
Each Jaden and Willow Smith have fairly good voices, so it doesn’t make sense why they lay into the autotune so onerous on “Summertime in Paris”. There’s echoes of Kanye West within the music (becoming, given Jaden will painting a younger Kanye in an upcoming Showtime sequence) however nothing practically as revelatory as the long-lasting rapper pulls off. As an overblown rhythm part performs out behind the 2 siblings, the music begins to lose its steam, stretching approach too lengthy with none massive payoff. Decide it for your self beneath.
Earlier than performing the music, Jaden Smith talked to Ellen about his earlier interviews on the present over six years in the past. He then introduced up his initiative to supply clear water to Flint, MI and shocked Ellen with information that he donated a cell water filtration system, dubbed The Water Field, in her title to assist with the water disaster.
However that is Ellen, a comic and philanthropist who all the time will get the final (very candy) phrase. After bringing out Willow Smith to play a recreation of “Heads Up! Sidekick”, Ellen sneakily gifted Jaden a $50,000 donation towards his efforts in Flint. Watch how issues unravel beneath — and in the event you’re inclined, you possibly can donate to assist the Flint water disaster on the metropolis’s web site.