Jhené Aiko has premiered a futuristic visual for “Sativa,” which features Rae Sremmurd.
The EYES-directed clip begins with Aiko in a lab being programmed and created by the rap duo, before entering the real world.
The original version of “Sativa” — which appears on Aiko’s latest album, Trip — features Swa Lee of Rae Sremmurd; the video includes an updated verse with Slim Jxmmi.
“It’s a Fisticuffs track and they know sativa is my favorite,” Aiko told NPR last year. “They named the track ‘Sativa,’ so I knew no matter what I talked about on this song I wanted to keep the name, because it definitely feels like sativa. I had this melody for almost two years now and I just couldn’t put it into words. Everyone, even No I.D., was like, ‘Why don’t you just put it on your album like that, so people can just feel what you’re saying.’ Then, at the very last minute, Amaire, who produces on the album, said, ‘We should call Swae Lee.’ And I’m a fan. So we had a session, he came through and he came through. That inspired me and I came up with new verses.”
Watch Jhene Aiko’s “Sativa” video below.