Willow Smith Drops Surprise LP, ‘Ardipithecus’

blame it on Patrick Glynn December 11, 2015

Willow Smith has come a long way since “Whip My Hair.”

The 15-year-old singer, who is a daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith and brother of Jaden, has slowly carved her own path in the famous family. She’s developed into a very talented singer, has a top-10 single under her belt and now has a full-length LP to showcase herself to the music world.

At midnight, Willow surprised us with Ardipithecus, he 15-track debut LP. The album has two features from one artist, Jabs, and is mostly produced by herself. Willow discussed her album with The FADER, who debuted “F C–Q #8”:

“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state. Digging deep in the soil of my heart and finding bits and pieces of my ancient self that tell stories, which end up being the lyrics to the songs. Ardipithecus is my first album in my entire career and it makes me feel so blessed to be able to share my evolution with the LightEaters as I continue excavating my inner worlds…”

She and Jaden are no doubt brother and sister. Stream Ardipithecus below, and download the album via iTunes.