Hear Willow Smith Sample Radiohead

Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 9:44 am

Fun fact: Last year, Jaden Smith, the Karate Kid remake star and the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, released The Cool Cafe, a mixtape where he rapped over Purity Ring samples. Apparently, some sort of Solange-esque indie awakening is sweeping through the younger generation of the Smith family. Jaden’s sister Willow, of “Whip My Hair” infernal-catchiness infamy, has a new song called “Sugar And Spice,” and it samples the mournful piano dissolve from Radiohead’s “Codex.” On the song, Willow sings instead of rapping, and she’s talking about not being sure who she is. And it’s really pretty? And basically trip-hop? This is not something I was prepared to wake up to, and you can hear it below.