Kamaiyah releases surprise mixtape, ‘Before I Wake’ (stream it)
While we await Kamaiyah's Interscope debut -- from which she has dropped two singles, "Successful" and "Build You Up" -- the rising Oakland rapper just dropped a surprise mixtape, Before I Wake. Kamaiyah gave some background info on Instagram:
This past year has been extremely hard for me I lost my brother to cancer and went through a extreme depression and creatively I felt trapped with my project being held up due to samples I lost my way and decided to take initiative by recording and putting together music for my fans all on my own because I felt it was time thank you for everyone who has been patient this is only the beginning without further or due this is Before I wake out now. Executive produced by Link+Up.
Hopefully the album comes out soon too, but meanwhile Before I Wake has all the catchy hooks and G-Funk-inspired production of her excellent debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto and it should do a nice job of tiding us over. Stream the whole thing below.