Jhene Aiko The Mortal Kombat Playing, Bill Withers Covering Genius

If she didn't already have your attention, Jhene Aiko probably pulled you in with her recent Bill Withers covers of "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day." Oh and there is also another reason to love her, she plays Mortal Kombat too (insert holy hands emoji here).

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Yesterday Jhene Aiko celebrated the birthday of the great Bill Withers with two awesome covers. The covers were pretty simple yet beautiful.

Aiko did admit in the caption that she wouldn't be adding any "fluff" to them, but just treating them and Withers with respect. Her cover of "Ain't No Sunshine" was soulful and clean while "Lovely Day" was fresh and light.

"Well, I'm getting older and I realize that I am just a compilation of all the great creators who came before me," said Aiko in her message to her fans.

"Not only is it my duty, but it is also my pleasure to show my appreciation. This month, for his 76th birthday (July 4), TOCK and I want to pay homage to Bill Withers.

Bill Withers' music has been blessing my ears since I was a baby.

I didn't know it then and not until recently did I understand that this man is responsible for some of the most beautiful, relatable, heart felt songs ever written."

Aiko continues to let her fans in on some of the most influential artists in her life.

She's continued to have a successful career whether it's radio hits like "Pose To Be" alongside Omarion and Chris Brown, or her own hits like "The Worst."

"Bill is not only a genius songwriter, but he is an amazing singer and musician," she continued.

"The more research I do on Bill, the more I love him. Bill didn't start creating music until he was in his 30's, proving that there is no limit to what you are capable of. One of the things that inspires me the most about Bill is his attention to lyrics and storytelling. It wasn't about his image, being flashy, or putting on a 'show.' For him, it was about the song. No fluff, just pure feeling.

It was about connecting. It was about the music. And it is still about the music. Thank you Bill Withers for being so authentic. You are a true inspiration. Happy Birthday."

Aside from her love for music, Aiko expressed a love for something else, video games. In the tweet below, Aiko expressed how stressful it was for her to play Mortal Kombat.

Later on she admitted that she preferred older arcade games like Tetris. She's a continuously promising young artist and her respect for the music that shaped her gains her a ton of respect. Check out the covers below.

Watch Jhene Aiko cover Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day" below.

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