The Oakland-based artist Kamaiyah has definitely created her own lane in the industry. After skyrocketing onto the scene with her “A Good Night In The Ghetto” project, the female emcee kept her foot to on pedal and climbing up the ladder of success.
From appearing on YG’s “Why You Hating” smash single featuring Drake, to making the 2017 XXL Freshmen List, and countless features. Now the 25-year old Bay Area rapper is back with her newest body of work “Before I Wake.”
The project stands at 10-tracks tall, neither “Successful” nor “Build You Up,” both songs she dropped earlier this year, appear on Before I Wake, but could appear on her official album Don’t Get It Twisted instead.
Though Kamaiyah announced Don’t Get It Twisted earlier this year, the album’s been held up by her label Interscope due to sample clearances, so she’s releasing Before I Wake in the meantime. “It was supposed to come out in March, I believe. Now it’s November,” she tells GQ of the album. “So to make up for that deficit, I’m gonna put out more work.”
Kamaiyah’s gotten a lot of success early on in her career, and now, Before I Wake will be a part of that. Stream it below via SoundCloud and cop it on iTunes.