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Jaden Smith Drops New Track ‘Labor V2’ in Honor of His 18th Birthday

by Latifah Muhammad 2:27 PM PDT, July 08, 2016
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Jaden Smith is officially an adult!

In honor of his 18th birthday, the self-proclaimed "Young Calabasas Kingpin" dropped a new track called "Labor V2" on Friday.

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Jaden tweeted out a warning of sorts before he unleashed the new music: "I Turn 18 in 3 hours, London Time, And Ima Drop A Song On Willows Soundcloud So Get Ready."

The nearly six-minute track, courtesy of 18-year-old Canadian producer The Lab Cook, is set behind a jazzy instrumental that plays for more than a minute before Jaden takes over.

He starts off by repeating his age several times, and eventually jumps into a pretty nice rap flow.

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Near the middle of verse one, the teen speaks on his gender-bending fashion sense. "Man these jokers probably think I'm Miley. Confused teen, man, I might be," he raps. "In-between innovator and a hypebeast and I know you don’t like me, and it's just 'cause you just like me. I chose not to wear the wife-beater with the Nikes and the white T, now everybody wearing tight jeans."

If it's not already obvious, Jaden and Willow Smith are uber-talented when it comes to music (they can thank their parents for passing down the creative genes).

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To celebrate Jaden’s milestone birthday, both his parents shared touching messages on Facebook. "Happy Bday, Jaden! You're 18 years old today. And I'm still tryna figure out what the hell I'm doing. : -)" wrote Will next to a baby picture of him holding Jaden.

Jada Pinkett Smith also shared a heartwarming message. "You are the prince of my heart. I have no doubt that you were born to me to show me how deeply I can love. You are one of the brightest lights of my life. You are my son, my friend, a walking embodiment of my soul, my treasure," she wrote adding "Happy Birthday Mr. 18."

Watch the video below for Jada’s take on the joys of parenting teenagers.

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