Kamaiyah — “Hennessy on Ice” ft. Bookie T

Kamaiyah has dropped "Hennessy on Ice" featuring Bookie T, a bouncing ode to the rapper's liquor of choice. Kamaiyah gave the drink a similar shout…
Monique Melendez / February 14, 2018

Video: Kamaiyah – “Playa In Me”

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 track "Playa…
Stereogum / November 14, 2017

Stream Kamaiyah’s Surprise Mixtape Before I Wake

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…
Monique Melendez / November 8, 2017

Kamaiyah- “Successful”

Oakland rapper Kamaiyah has debuted a new single, "Successful" with an accompanying video. The celebratory video features Kamaiyah enjoying the good life— riding down the highway in…
Liz Cantrell / September 29, 2017

Kamaiyah – “Build You Up”

Kamaiyah has released a new song called "Build You Up" along with its accompanying music video filmed in Oakland. The 25-year-old rapper was supposed to…
Ian Servantes / July 7, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Video: Kamaiyah – “I’m On”

Kamaiyah's streak of high-life videos continues with the new visual for A Good Night in the Ghetto's "I'm On," which boasts a tropical Bernard Wright sample and tints of…
Brian Josephs / December 5, 2016

Video: Kamaiyah – “Mo Money Mo Problems”

The throwback R&808s-flavored "Mo Money Mo Problems" was a highlight of Kamaiyah's excellent A Good Night in the Ghetto. Now, it has a video that shows the…
Brian Josephs / November 29, 2016

Video: Kamaiyah – “Fuck It Up”

Kamaiyah's debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto is good enough to warrant new music videos seven months after its release. The latest is the Fader-produced…
Brian Josephs / October 11, 2016

YG Rides Around Shining in the New Video for ‘Why You Always Hatin’?’ With Drake, Kamaiyah, and Ty Dolla $ign

Kamaiyah gets her foot rubbed. YG transfers from helicopter to candy-colored car. Drake and Ty Dolla $ign take turns riding around with him. The video…
Dan Weiss / August 15, 2016

Watch Kamaiyah’s Hazy New ‘How You Want It’ Video

Oakland rapper and YG collaborator Kamaiyah released her debut mixtape, A Good Night in the Ghetto, this past March, and now she's sharing a video for…
Rachel Brodsky / August 8, 2016

Here’s YG’s New Song with Drake and Kamaiyah, ‘Why You Always Hatin”

YG has a new song, "Why You Always Hatin'," with a guest verse from Drake and a surprise appearance by up-and-coming Oakland rapper Kamaiyah. The track was produced by…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Kamaiyah, M.I.A., Ex-Terrestrial, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Mississippi folk-rockers, London synth-pop wizards, and more.
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2016