[New Music] Jhene Aiko’s Brother Loses Battle To Cancer, Pens ‘For My Brother’

Songstress Jhene Aiko dedicates her new heart-felt song to her brother, Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo, who recently lost his battle to cancer. Jhene shared her fondest memories of her brother on Twitter, writing:

goodnight to my brother , my angel , my friend 7/7/86-7/19/12…. I miss you and I love you …. some called him crazy cuz he laughed at everything …. truth is, he just knew true happiness…maybe you gotta go crazy to get to happy

The mid-tempo song, affectionately titled ‘For My Brother’, was penned before her brother passed. She explained:

I wrote and recorded this myself on my lap top, for my brother…. Miyagi . this song was really just intended for him to hear….. but i thought it would be nice to share ….i was so nervous to play it for him myself, so when i left to San Francisco on Thursday I had my TT play it for him….She said his breath got calm as he listened and i know he heard every word ….later that night he became the angel he was born to be and i am so grateful that he got to hear this before he left on his infinite journey….now i hear him telling ME , what i was singing to him…  to not give up . i love you SO much Miyagi!!!! . Everything x2 now. Everything for you now ….

Take a listen.

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