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http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/jaden-and-willow-smith-exclusive-joint-interview/?_r=0


Jaden and Willow Smith on Prana Energy, Time and Why School is Overrated
Culture
By Su Wu
November 17, 2014 3:00 pmNovember 17, 2014 3:00 pm
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This month, Jaden (left) and Willow Smith both released new abums.
This month, Jaden (left) and Willow Smith both released new abums.Credit Nathaniel Wood

One of the gifts of being young is that particular blend of self-confidence and self-consciousness. Jaden and Willow Smith have managed to turn this form of heady teenage introspection into expression instead of ennui. Willow, the 14-year-old musician whose debut single, “Whip My Hair,” went platinum when she was not yet a teenager, explains that the gift of life is “looking at nature and being, like, ‘Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and to be able to look at this.’ ” To which her older brother Jaden, a 16-year-old actor and musician, adds: “And the huge, terrible thing the world would be missing by not expressing yourself.” To that end, both Jaden and Willow, the children of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, released new albums this month, including two tracks by Jaden that make their public debut here.

Jaden’s “Cool Tapes Vol. 2″ is an extension of its prequel mostly in name: “At 12, I was just talking about hanging out with girls because that’s pretty much the only thing I was into,” he says. A few years later, the new pieces are suffused with a different sort of bareness, and a self-guided education in topics such as Archimedean solids and mysticism. On a warm November morning, T sat down with Willow and Jaden on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean for their first-ever joint interview to discuss prana energy, the experience of time and the meaning of art.
Q.

What have you been reading?
A.

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

JADEN: “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” and ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated.

I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it?

WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.

JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.

WILLOW: Because living.

JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.

WILLOW: It’s the action of it.

What are some of the themes that recur in your work?

JADEN: The P.C.H. being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.

WILLOW: And the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.

JADEN: As soon as me and Willow started releasing music, that’s one thing that the whole world took away is, okay, they unlocked another step of honesty. If these guys can be honest about everything, then we can be more honest.

How have you gotten better?

WILLOW: Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad.

JADEN: Exactly. Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness. And you can’t listen to your mind in those times — it’ll tell you what you think and also what other people think.

WILLOW: And then you think about what you think, which is very dangerous.

Do you think of your new music as a continuation of your past work?

JADEN: I think Willow’s had a huge evolution.

WILLOW: I mean, “Whip My Hair” was a great thing. When I look back I think, “Wow, I did so much for young black girls and girls around the world. Telling them that they can be themselves and to not be afraid to be themselves.” And I’m doing that now but in a whole different way, coming from source energy and universal truths. People will be, like, “Oh, I’m not going to make a song about exactly how I feel, all the bad ways that I feel, and put it out in the world so everyone can judge me.” But for me, it’s a part of me, it’s my artistic journey.

JADEN: That’s another thing: What’s your job, what’s your career? Nah, I am. I’m going to imprint myself on everything in this world.
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From left: Willow and Jaden Smith.
From left: Willow and Jaden Smith.Credit Nathaniel Wood

How do you write? What’s your process?

JADEN: She gets in the booth and just starts singing.

WILLOW: I mean, the beat is usually what moves me. Or I think of concepts. Then when I hear a beat that is, like, elaborating on that concept, I just go off.

JADEN: She freestyles and finds out what she likes. Same thing with me.

WILLOW: You piece it together. You piece together those little moments of inspiration.

What are you searching for in those pieced-together moments?

JADEN: Honestly, we’re just trying to make music that we think is cool. We don’t think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music. We don’t have any song that we like to listen to on the P.C.H. by any other artist, you know?

WILLOW: That’s what I do with novels. There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing.

JADEN: Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6.

But do your collaborative relationships inspire you in different directions?

JADEN: Totally.

WILLOW: Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good.

How does fashion relate to what you do?

JADEN: Willow just dropped a song (“Cares”), let me quote the lyrics: “I do not care what people say.” We both don’t really care. I like to wear things that I make, but I throw it on as though I was throwing on anything. It looks cool, sometimes.

WILLOW: I like to go to places with my high-fashion things where there are a lot of cameras. So I can just go there and be like, “Yep, yep, I’m looking so sick.” But in my regular life, I put on clothes that I can climb trees in.

What are the things worth having?

JADEN: Something that’s worth buying to me is like Final Cut Pro or Logic.

WILLOW: A canvas. Paint. A microphone.

JADEN: Anything that you can shock somebody with. The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.

WILLOW: That’s what art is, shocking people. Sometimes shocking yourself.

You mentioned breathing earlier, and it’s also an idea that recurs in your songs.

WILLOW: Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.

JADEN: When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.

WILLOW: Prana energy.

JADEN: It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.

WILLOW: When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world.

JADEN: By the chemicals and things, and then slowly…

WILLOW: As they grow up, they start losing.

JADEN: You know, they become just like us.

So is the hardest education the unlearning of things?

WILLOW: Yes, basically, but the crazy thing is it doesn’t have to be like that.

JADEN: Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to.

WILLOW: Forever, ‘til the day that we’re in our bed.

JADEN: Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.

WILLOW: They never want to do anything, they’re so tired.

JADEN: You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.

WILLOW: I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, “Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.” But it was the worst experience because I was depressed.

So what’s next?

JADEN: I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.

WILLOW: I think by the time we’re 30 or 20, we’re going to be climbing as many mountains as we can possibly climb.

Willow’s “3″ is available now on iTunes. Jaden’s “Cool Tapes Vol. 2″ will be available beginning at 12 a.m. with the download of his new app called Jaden Experience.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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Aye, can someone tell me what these Smith kids is on? *swipe* [View all] , CaptNish, Mon Nov-17-14 10:36 PM
 
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they gone off that privileged upbringing.
Nov 17th 2014
1
I was rooting for them at the start
Nov 17th 2014
2
this is where i am with it too.
Nov 18th 2014
11
yes!
Nov 18th 2014
64
^^in a nutshell^^
Nov 18th 2014
86
I think Jayden has acting talent. He killed that Karate Kid role.
Nov 18th 2014
92
I blame shrooms.
Nov 19th 2014
119
I wonder if they will look back and think wow I sounded stupid
Nov 18th 2014
3
Do they sound like they've been home-schooled by Deepak Chopra?
Nov 18th 2014
4
LOFL, this shit is an epic shit storm of privileged stupidity
Nov 18th 2014
5
Right!!
Nov 18th 2014
111
RE: Aye, can someone tell me what these Smith kids is on? *swipe*
Nov 18th 2014
6
Yah
Nov 18th 2014
7
      RE: Yah
Nov 18th 2014
95
At least they're open to thinking.
Nov 18th 2014
8
They sound stupid
Nov 18th 2014
9
But do they say the Pledge of Allegiance doe?
Nov 18th 2014
10
DEEP
Nov 18th 2014
12
They sound like their parents
Nov 18th 2014
13
http://www.goodvibeuniversity.com/public/Will_Smith_on_Two_Plus_Two.cfm
Nov 18th 2014
30
      if you take the cynical cap off, he drops jewels in this...
Nov 18th 2014
40
           Suga Free made a whole song out of that saying.
Nov 18th 2014
51
                Yoooooooooo...mwhahahahahahahaha!
Nov 18th 2014
112
                Great. Now I got that stuck in my head.
Nov 19th 2014
118
weird mixture of admiration and pity
Nov 18th 2014
14
yuck @ all of these replies
Nov 18th 2014
15
Nah, mine was good yo.
Nov 18th 2014
16
lemmings like other lemmings way of thinking
Nov 18th 2014
24
Did you expect anything else tho? lol
Nov 18th 2014
75
youth
Nov 18th 2014
17
they dont sound any crazier than some of y'all on here
Nov 18th 2014
18
I am in full tears reading this stuff...
Nov 18th 2014
19
i was cracking up after the first question
Nov 18th 2014
35
sounds like they are on that pure, uncut, raw, fame and privilege..
Nov 18th 2014
20
He was time traveling. let that boy wrinkle.
Nov 18th 2014
21
let them live.
Nov 18th 2014
22
"dang it feels good to see people up on it"
Nov 18th 2014
23
imma need Chike to talk to me
Nov 18th 2014
25
Chike isn't a theoritical physicist.
Nov 18th 2014
27
      Chike is into philosophy
Nov 18th 2014
32
           Thanks for setting the record straight
Dec 10th 2014
166
                *salutes*
Dec 24th 2014
167
Sounds like me at that age, I don't see the big deal.
Nov 18th 2014
26
They tryin to talk grown when they not. Aka, every kid in America
Nov 18th 2014
28
pretty much
Nov 18th 2014
42
Lol come on Reg. You know this is an extreme example of that.
Nov 18th 2014
49
life?
Nov 18th 2014
29
LOL how some of us forgotten how we sounded as teenagers
Nov 18th 2014
31
folks sound vapid now
Nov 18th 2014
33
THANK YOU
Nov 18th 2014
103
unhindered, unapologetic imagination is a beautiful thing
Nov 18th 2014
34
agreed.
Nov 18th 2014
43
I have no problems with the journey or their quest for knowledge
Nov 18th 2014
46
yep.
Nov 18th 2014
50
lines up under this reply.
Nov 18th 2014
66
Exactly.
Nov 18th 2014
77
Narcissism ,lack of humility, self absorption is a terrible thing.
Nov 19th 2014
137
      This^^. I'm from a culture that can't tolerate Narcicissm (not america o...
Nov 20th 2014
145
      why would you think they'd
Nov 20th 2014
163
Iono, but i'd kick it with them
Nov 18th 2014
36
FOH defending these idiots. If Ezzential posted that it would break OKP
Nov 18th 2014
37
These kids are developing young teenagers, not adults
Nov 18th 2014
39
LOL You call that “going off”?
Nov 18th 2014
47
      I didn't say CT went off on em; but ppl follow them to hate
Nov 18th 2014
54
           Fair enough. I’m just trying to point out this dichotomy though.
Nov 18th 2014
56
Adults versus teenagers
Nov 18th 2014
41
Self-attested mental illness vs arrogant teenagers
Nov 18th 2014
45
damn, you go hard on the youth
Nov 18th 2014
44
No, I went hard on OKP.
Nov 18th 2014
52
pretty much. they sound like fucking idiots
Nov 18th 2014
68
why do people keep bringing up Ezz's situation?
Nov 18th 2014
81
      RE: why do people keep bringing up Ezz's situation?
Nov 18th 2014
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           I felt it was relevant to this conversation.
Nov 18th 2014
85
young kids getting critiqued by celebrity obsessed adults
Nov 18th 2014
38
Celebrity obsessed? Care to expound?
Nov 18th 2014
48
      The fact that they do get so much attention. I guess they are legit arti...
Nov 18th 2014
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           If you or I are ever in the public eye and place our kids there with us
Nov 18th 2014
65
sound like stupid teens to me
Nov 18th 2014
53
see, these hatin ass replies is whats wrong wit da black community
Nov 18th 2014
55
lol except they DON'T READ. Willow reads what she writes
Nov 18th 2014
61
      Um.. the very first question answered was on what they read
Nov 18th 2014
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      It was an example to illustrate a point.
Nov 18th 2014
106
      Didn't you recommend a book on business a while back?
Nov 18th 2014
99
Man yall have some issues. Im bout to go Tiger woods and start claiming
Nov 18th 2014
57
ionno, but i'm fuckin' w/ Willow's new EP.
Nov 18th 2014
58
They're like most kids
Nov 18th 2014
60
they on some kid shit.
Nov 18th 2014
62
lol at these kids being normal
Nov 18th 2014
63
if someone interviewed my sons, the results would be similar in 1 major ...
Nov 18th 2014
67
lmao FOH
Nov 18th 2014
70
      this isn't a serious reply right?
Nov 18th 2014
73
           im talking about formal education as a concept
Nov 18th 2014
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                they are talking about brick and mortar public schools
Nov 19th 2014
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                     Stop lying. they did not say they are talking about public schools.
Nov 20th 2014
144
                          ok true i highly doubt she went to public school, but it still holds tru...
Nov 20th 2014
161
Don't knock the home school process
Nov 18th 2014
69
Wha? Jada is not a single mom?
Nov 18th 2014
72
they sound like kids trying to sound like adults...
Nov 18th 2014
71
lol exactly
Nov 19th 2014
123
RE: why can't folk just laugh at the comedy of some of it
Nov 19th 2014
126
      most people are laughing it off...
Nov 20th 2014
151
this is where they contradicted themselves
Nov 18th 2014
74
Imagine what the unedited version sounds like?
Nov 18th 2014
79
RE: this is where they contradicted themselves
Nov 18th 2014
98
i do love these two - i mean shit, at least they're thinking
Nov 18th 2014
78
I seriously doubt they despise being rich...
Nov 18th 2014
80
no they arent.
Nov 18th 2014
84
      its about as lazy as going hard in the paint on some kids
Nov 18th 2014
87
      im going hard on ideas and statements. you see the distinction, yes?
Nov 18th 2014
91
           whatever makes you sleep better, champ
Nov 18th 2014
93
           thats a no.
Nov 18th 2014
96
                i'm cracking up at the idea of you being up nights regretting
Nov 18th 2014
104
           as long as you don't say anything bad about Carlton you're alright w me
Nov 18th 2014
113
      this is the heart of the issue
Nov 18th 2014
109
I like Willow and jaden
Nov 18th 2014
88
good for them?
Nov 18th 2014
89
the lack of reading is a little concerning
Nov 18th 2014
90
lmao @this part
Nov 18th 2014
94
they clearly missed the synonym lesson while in school that one time...
Nov 18th 2014
97
People use "crazy" to describe all kinds of things...
Nov 18th 2014
100
What's so funny about that?
Nov 18th 2014
101
      RE: that it sound hilarious in its
Nov 19th 2014
127
privileged rich kids of scientologists
Nov 18th 2014
102
RE: privileged rich kids of scientologists
Nov 19th 2014
131
Sounds like a combo of RNS, Being Rich, and Weed
Nov 18th 2014
105
the real question is
Nov 18th 2014
107
Dude went to a wedding dressed as Batman *SMH*
Nov 19th 2014
125
      I find shit like that low-key amazing....
Nov 19th 2014
139
They're imaginative thinkers. They could use more formal education
Nov 18th 2014
108
from what i've heard from Will and Jada
Nov 19th 2014
124
      lol. you trying way too hard
Nov 19th 2014
128
           excuse me?
Nov 20th 2014
162
i could see them going to a soup kitchen to set up a Life Coaching tent
Nov 18th 2014
110
Why aren't they the same as what I understand, WAH
Nov 18th 2014
114
RE: Quit putting Black people in boxes
Nov 20th 2014
143
I'M NOT READING ALL THAT, SOMEONE GIVE ME CLIFF NOTES
Nov 18th 2014
115
Hmmmm . . . whats wrong with this quote here?
Nov 18th 2014
116
0:04... 0:05....
Nov 19th 2014
117
Philosophy Professor Explains the Jaden and Willow Smith Interview (swip...
Nov 19th 2014
120
a . Some of yall did not take Philosophy
Nov 19th 2014
121
DING DING DING
Nov 19th 2014
129
I didn't have to take a philosophy course to recognize the superficial
Nov 19th 2014
134
lol
Nov 19th 2014
138
      sucks that you're right
Nov 20th 2014
146
you'd think people would be thankful they have the smith kids to teach t...
Nov 19th 2014
142
i predict the collective response to this will be miserable.
Nov 19th 2014
130
      yep... and for good reasons
Nov 20th 2014
150
           its not healthy to be so miserable
Nov 20th 2014
152
                it's also not healthy to take these replies seriously
Nov 20th 2014
155
                     yall sure are invested though
Nov 20th 2014
156
                          lfresh is definitely serious - Steady B
Nov 20th 2014
157
                               i'm dead ass that you're an asshole
Nov 20th 2014
158
                                    I bet you fart when you laugh
Nov 20th 2014
164
how many of yall even meditate
Nov 19th 2014
132
I'm envious of black kids who are allowed to be weird/different
Nov 19th 2014
133
lol @ white people leaving comments like this
Nov 19th 2014
135
I just want someone to do a real interview and ask them real questions
Nov 19th 2014
136
yo, no disrespect to those paraphrased
Nov 19th 2014
140
B-b-b-but PRANA BREATHING!! Creativity! Imagination!
Nov 19th 2014
141
famous people swear they got it all figured out
Nov 20th 2014
148
you're really upset. you gonna be ok?
Nov 20th 2014
159
      "u mad" is the last dance of those who have no actual point to make
Nov 20th 2014
160
yeah, this
Nov 20th 2014
165
scienCOLOGY?
Nov 20th 2014
147
They are high off of entitlement
Nov 20th 2014
149
When I was 13 I was deep on that francis cress welsing flirting with 5%
Nov 20th 2014
153
When I was 13 I was deep on that francis cress welsing flirting with 5%
Nov 20th 2014
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