Willow Smith Drops Surprise Debut Album ‘Ardipithecus’ – LISTEN!

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Willow Smith Ardipithecus debut Album

By Michael Lewittes |

Willow Smith Ardipithecus debut Album

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Willow Smith shocked her fans by surprise-releasing her debut album Ardipithecus early Friday. Hear the album below!

Smith had been teasing the date December 11 on her Twitter account for more than a week, but gave no indication as to what she was referring. The title Ardipithecus is from the name one of the earliest ancestors of humans, which originated in Ethiopia. Smith explained in a statement that she chose the album title because she was “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.”

The concept of time is a major focus of the album, as illustrated by the opening track, “Classification and Organization,” which Smith feels are the two things “ruining the minds of our generation.” The 15-year-old singer and actress produced and co-wrote the record’s 15 tracks. Only her friend JABS and older brother Trey (listed as AcE) are credited as collaborators on her debut album.

Smith has released many songs over the recent years. She dropped her debut EP last year, 3, and enjoyed a platinum hit in 2010 with “Whip My Hair.” Listen to Smith’s full debut album Ardipithecus below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.


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