Taking a note from Beyoncé, in the middle of the night Jaden Smith dropped his new album,” Cool Tapes Vol. 2 (CTV2), through his own app, “Jaden Experience.”
At 11:13 p.m. last night, Smith tweeted, “I’ve worked on this album for two years and Kendall likes it so here,” along with the link to the album.
The “Kendall” he is referring to is his rumored girlfriend, Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian clan.
The album features eight brand new songs, including “Fire,” produced by Christian Rich. “Fire” appeared on Soundcloud earlier in the night.
Smith’s sister Willow also dropped some new music last night, releasing “9,” her collaboration with St. Louis singer Sza.
The full line up for Jaden’s album is as follows:
2. Keep Ya Love
4. Let it Breathe
5. Young & Reckless
After tweeting the release of his album, the young rapper went on to say how ridiculous he thinks his face looks on his app, tweeting “That’s just funny to me,” under a picture of the app.
The album release comes after the two siblings did their first joint interview with T Magazine, The New York Times’ style magazine, that was released earlier in the day. Jaden spoke with T about the space he was in when he created CTV2’s prequel.
“At 12, I was just talking about hanging out with girls because that’s pretty much the only thing I was into,” he said. From there the interview went on a deeper and more thought-provoking route. Jaden began to give his thoughts on time.
“It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe,” the 16-year-old said. “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.”
The two went on to discuss how their voices sound like “chocolate” together and the importance of unlearning the things that modern day education teaches you, before they described what was next on the horizon for them.
“I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time,” Jaden said. “And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.”