New Music: India Arie – Cocoa Butter

Kid Fury March 27, 2013 New Music 47 Comments

India Arie is preparing to release her fifth studio album, SongVersation, on June 25th and has popped up today with the lead single titled…wait for it…”Cocoa Butter”.

It’s hilariously typical and natural as fuck for India to name her song after a rich skin cream. I won’t be surprised if she changes the album title to Marula Oil.

There isn’t much to say about the song besides the fact that it’s earthy as hell and probably sounds just the way you think it sounds — a deep ass theobroma groove. Listen below and get into the lyrics.

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  • M.J.

    Let’s be real… India Period Arie just made a song about nut, and disguised it as cocoa butter. I, for one, will not be fooled!

    P.S. I’m not here for her giving folks sexy Miss Cleo vibes.

    • amber

      So I just got kicked out of the library for laughing too loud at your comment. thanks for that

    • NoEffinJoke

      She is giving me Ms. Cleo and MC Lyte.

      Didn’t listen to the song.

    • Eat.Style.Play

      Omg…my gawd.

  • Jazz

    Ok look, we all know india Arie is earthy and pro-black as fuck. But never in my Brooklyn born black ass life would I think she’d be so literal and predictable to name her song Cocoa Butter. Lord, just take me on up to glory. Just take me.

  • RamenNoodles

    A fucking mess, but I’m here for it.

  • K.D.

    The title of the song is foolish for sure, but she looks great!

  • Freshie Leon Talley

    What. In. The. Herbal. Essence. Fuck?!

    • Lady V

      LMAO!!!!!! I can’t….I can’t go on…

  • Maam

    Oh girl…

  • FreeTuitionMakeHerDance

    “Cocoa Butter on my heart” *snaps fingers*
    I see what India is trying to do here. Trying to get Palmer’s attention. I see a commercial in the future with her song playing in the background. I’m not mad at all. Get your money girl!

  • LadyMarjorie

    If Nadinola sponsors her tour, I’m canceling my subscription to this life.

  • Armed in the Villa

    I love it. I love her. She’s an amazing live performer

  • Briana E. Wiggins

    Play this song while you put on lotion straight out the shower, bet you end up with an empty bottle…. Morning routine song.

    • DeezNuts!

      Very Sad.

  • caseyG101

    No ma’am for that Sister, Sister “Fashions by Lisa” dress knock off.

    • M.J.

      X_____X at Fashions by Lisa

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    • DyingOfLaughter

      I’m crying ! Lmfaooooooooooooopooo

  • Bad Pamuh Jamuh

    I can’t deal with another one of her only played on old, colored people’s radio songs.

  • Joodie

    Totally unrelated to the song or her talent, but why does she look so light in these pics? Brown skin!

    • Chrissy’s Mole ft. Chrissy

      Looks like L’Oreal strikes again…

    • missmarchmommy

      i was thinking the same damn thing lol she is looking Simpsons yellow lol

      • Eat.Style.Play


    • Tamara

      i was just about to say…she’s at least two shades lighter

  • Yep It’s Kwanzaa

    The blackness that is all up and through this song is overwhelming

    India girl got me over here putting on lotion for no damn reason….. chile I’m looking like a roasted almond lol

    • lexi


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  • Kim.Couture

    Tyler Perry is all over this song.

  • FatAlexandria

    Let me just say that her knees are flawless.

    • Chrissy’s Mole ft. Chrissy

      I just scu-reamed!

  • Doyenne Eleganza Saint-Augusti

    India can do better than this. C’mon, sis. For real?

  • YaVyBnMe

    The lyrics are simple and not deep like she usually is. Not exciting enough for a 1st single but I like it well enough. If I was into someone new and getting ready for like a 3rd or 4th date I could see singing this while rubbing in my lotion and hoping for another great outing. Matter fact this song has just become my affirmation! *crosses fingers and pictures Idris Elba/Boris Kodjoe hybrid*

  • Michele Lee

    She gone do a Moroccan Argan oil chopped and screwed remix to this ….because I am present for this.

  • Kayy

    Suddenly I feel like bathing in Coco Butter. Like I wish my name was Coco Butter.. lmao.

  • BlairWaldorf2013

    I think I see another ‘whatever the leader says so shall the rest’ in this comments section. This song is actually very well worded and plays off the main theme of what a creme that helps to reverse the signs of skin damage would sound like if it were translated to relationships.
    I mean at least she is giving HAND WRITTEN LYRICS from her pen to pad unlike so many other artists out here. And STOP acting like what she is saying about Cocoa Butter isn’t true. You know that’s the first thing you grab to clear up those unsightly scars.

  • Rihanna’s Left Breast

    *_* …..

  • Diamora Hunt

    This that music you burn onto a cd for yo mama & aunties n dem

  • Nae

    Thats not her real complexion.

  • missmarchmommy

    Im always here for India but yeah these lyrics…. im sure the rest of the cd will be amazing…

  • GoGoGadgetGirl

    Ohhh…rub it in! Yasss!

  • nell kaye pee

    This song sounds like the music u hear when your at the beauty shop .

  • nell kaye pee

    Why she make a song call cocobutter when she looks like she’s been pouring bleachy bleachy on her skin

  • Greenleaflover

    Clearly many miss the message. Great song India.

  • Eat.Style.Play

    Chile this is not the Cocoa Brown India I know…she looks hella Yella in this picture, whats going on sis?

  • Dominique Cox-Harris

    Cute song something to listen to while in the Kitchen cleaning greens

  • Dz

    Why is she so light all of a sudden though?