Live Sessions Courtesy of Kamaiyah

Published on December 13th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Live Session with Oakland Spitter Kamaiyah

Just in case you’ve been sleeping on who’s kicking up dust in the Bay Area let’s hip you to Kamaiyah who is a hip hop artist from Oakland, California. Kamaiyah first made waves courtesy of her two breakout mixtapes “A Good Night in the Ghetto” (2016) and “Before I Wake” (2017). Her talent secured her spot as part of XXL’s esteemed 2017 Freshman Class. She had an impressive 2018 with the release of the Mustard-produced “Addicted to Ballin’” featuring ScHoolboy Q, as well as a handful of noteworthy performances, including Coachella, multiple festival placements and South by Southwest.

Courtesy of Kamaiyah

Kamaiyah received serious attention when she was tapped by Sprite to appear alongside Lebron James in the “Big Taste Cuts Through” commercial. The buzz carried over into 2019 where she took time to record and carefully plan out her new releases. “Windows featuring Quavo and Tyga” marked the return to the spotlight, for Kamaiyah.

In addition to music, Kamaiyah is dedicated to women empowerment, community pride, and musical authenticity.

Ahead of her latest single release “Still I Am”, The Hype Magazine caught up with the lioness for a conversation about her music, repping The Town, ignoring the naysayers and more.

As you can probably tell from the conversation, I’m a big fan of Kamaiyah and her work so today when her new single “Still I Am” dropped it was excitement over here. “Still I Am” is a raucous celebration of standing the test of time despite all the world might throw at you, and of course it’s full of that slick talk which is a signature of the Bay. The single is accompanied by a fly visual that just cements everything people are saying about this creative and exciting rising artist…dig it

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