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Stream Kamaiyah’s Surprise Mixtape Before I Wake

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Kamaiyah performs on the Flog Stage during day 1 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Oakland rapper Kamaiyah has released a surprise, 10-track mixtape called Before I Wake. The mixtape, her first full-length work since 2016’s A Good Night In the Ghetto, comes during what has been a tumultuous year for the rapper, with her opening up about losing her brother to cancer and dealing with depression on Instagram. “[C]reatively 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,” she explained in the same post. She also admitted on Twitter that she sampled TLC‘s “Creep” and gave T-Boz a belated heads up.

Listen to the full mixtape below.