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Kamaiyah
Birth nameKamaiyah Jamesha Johnson[1]
Born(1995-03-13) March 13, 1995 (age 22)[2][3]
Oakland, California, United States
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • R&B
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
LabelsInterscope
Associated acts
  • YG
  • Drake
  • Kentrillion

Kamaiyah Jamesha Johnson (born March 13, 1995)[4][5] is an American rapper and singer from Oakland, California. She released her acclaimed debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto in 2016. She was featured along with Drake on the YG single "Why You Always Hatin?"

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Mixtapes
    • 2.2 Singles
      • 2.2.1 As lead artist
      • 2.2.2 As featured artist
  • 3 Guest appearances
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Career

Kamaiyah Johnson was born in Oakland, California. She is inspired by 1990s artists such as TLC, Missy Elliott, and Aaliyah.[4][6][7] Her debut single "How Does It Feel" premiered late in 2015 and was ranked one of the year's best songs by Pitchfork and NPR.[8][9] She released her debut mixtape, A Good Night in the Ghetto, in March 2016 to favorable reviews.[10][11][12][13] Kamaiyah performed at South by Southwest that month in Austin, Texas. She released a music video for the track "For My Dawg" in May.[14] She features, along with Drake, on YG's "Why You Always Hatin?", a single from his 2016 album Still Brazy.[15]

Guest appearances


References

  1. ^ "How Does It Feel - Kamaiyah". 
  2. ^ "Kamaiyah Johnson Birth Records - MooseRoots". 
  3. ^ "Meet Kamaiyah, Oakland's Newest Rap Queen - The Hundreds". 
  4. ^ a b Wallace, Carvell (January 20, 2016). "Supa Dupa Fly: Kamaiyah Bosses Up". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Instagram photo by CTBeats RealMusic • May 21, 2016 at 11:11pm UTC". 
  6. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (March 16, 2016). "Meet Kamaiyah, Oakland's Best New Rapper". MTV. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Dorn, Anna (March 14, 2016). "Meet Kamaiyah, Oakland's Newest Rap Queen". The Hundreds. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2015". Pitchfork Media. December 13, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Complete List: NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2015". NPR. December 15, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ Twells, John; Kelly, Chris; Lobenfeld, Claire (March 26, 2016). "The Rap Round-up: Kamaiyah puts the bounce back into the Bay". Fact. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ Walsh, Peter (March 14, 2016). "Kamaiyah Drops 'A Good Night in the Ghetto' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ Wilt, James (March 22, 2016). "Kamaiyah - A Good Night In The Ghetto". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ Greene, Jayson (March 24, 2016). "Kamaiyah: A Good Night in the Ghetto". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ Robinson, Collin (May 6, 2016). "Kamaiyah – 'For My Dawg' Video". Stereogum. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ Platon, Adelle (May 23, 2016). "YG Recruits Drake & Kamaiyah For 'Why You Always Hatin?'". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Kamaiyah Releases Debut Mixtape, 'A Good Night In The Ghetto'". The Fader. March 14, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Kamaiyah at AllMusic
   

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