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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake

"This past year has been extremely hard for me," Kamaiyah wrote in an Instagram caption on the day that she released her new Before I
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Guys, it has been A WEEK. Woof! No need to recap. We all lived through it, we don't need to do it again. And if…
Stereogum | November 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Tom Petty died this week and the world feels a little darker, a little less joyful, without him. In honor of the great American songwriter,…
Stereogum | October 6, 2017 - 4:56 pm

More Kamaiyah stories

Kamaiyah – “Playa In Me” Video

The great Oakland rapper Kamaiyah released her fun-as-hell mixtape Before I Wake last week, and now she's made a video for its breezy and effortless…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2017 - 9:45 am

Stream Kamaiyah’s Surprise Mixtape Before I Wake

For months now, we've been waiting for the Oakland rapper Kamaiyah to come out with her major-label debut Don't Ever Get It Twisted, an album…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2017 - 8:46 am

Kamaiyah – “Successful” Video

Young Oakland rap queen Kamaiyah made one of last year's most purely enjoyable rap full-lengths with her debut mixtape A Good Night In The Ghetto.
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 3:04 pm

Kamaiyah – “Build You Up” Video

Right now, the young Oakland rap queen Kamaiyah is working on her new album Don't Ever Get It Twisted, the follow-up to last year's glorious…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 8:55 am

Status Ain't Hood

Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

Kamaiyah Says Don’t Ever Get It Twisted Has Been Postponed, But Here’s The Cover Art

Kamaiyah was supposed to have her new mixtape, Don't Ever Get It Twisted, out tomorrow, but due to sample clearance issues she's had to postpone…
Pranav Trewn | April 20, 2017 - 3:38 pm

Kamaiyah Announces New Mixtape Don’t Ever Get It Twisted

Kamaiyah fucked the whole summer up last year with her debut mixtape A Good Night In The Ghetto, and it looks like she's about to…
Peter Helman | March 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Kamaiyah – “I’m On” Video

We named Kamaiyah's A Good Night In The Ghetto one of our best albums of the year and, just in time to celebrate year-end season,…
James Rettig | December 6, 2016 - 4:38 pm

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016

This has been such a bullshit year. We've seen gun massacres. We've seen wild political turmoil across the world. We've seen countless icons, musical and…
Stereogum | December 1, 2016 - 9:30 am

Kamaiyah – “Mo Money Mo Problems” Video

Kamaiyah is back with another set of visuals from her excellent mixtape A Good Night In The Ghetto. This time it's for the celebratory, 808-soaked…
Collin Robinson | November 25, 2016 - 2:02 pm
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