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She doesn’t need an introduction — Kamaiyah is the driven and lovable ’90s baby who wrote “Why You Always Hatin?” (a single for her mentor YG that also features Drake) and released a damn-near perfect debut mixtape back in the spring.
Today, she shares a new video for “Fuck It Up,” produced by The FADER and directed by Chris Simmons. Made while cruising around High Street in Oakland, its convocation is recited by Shay Diddy of local institution KMEL, and its conclusion finds everyone invited to mob in the parking lot — her childhood Big Money Gang Crew, and hella babies too.
Taken from A Good Night In The Ghetto and co-starring her boy Keenon, “Fuck It Up” is a got the devil in my cup celebration of having made oneself, and of shining so hard that you can ignore calls from anyone who lies.
“The ‘Fuck It Up’ video was about bridging the Bay to L.A. gap,” said Kamaiyah, who moved from Oakland to Los Angeles in the past year. “I wanted to bring the Town out in a positive way and to have fun. I think we were successfully able to convey the message.”

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Director: Chris Simmons
Producer: Steven Moga, Rob Semmer, Naomi Zeichner
Executive Producer: Jonathan Miller, Joseph Patel
Production Company: the PGLA
Assistant Producers: Shaina Julian, Natalie Smith
Production Coordinator: Madison LaClair
DP: William Green
1st AC: Ian Chilcote
Editor: Chris Simmons
Colorist: Bryan Smaller
DIT: Brian Bradley
Jib Operator: Dan Shimer
Key Grip: Ken Martini
Titles: Steven Moga
Special Thanks: Oakland Youth Uprising

Retrieved from Wikipedia:
Fuck It Up (feat. YG) on Wikipedia
Birth nameKamaiyah Jamesha Johnson[1]
Born(1995-03-13) March 13, 1995 (age 22)[2][3]
Oakland, California, United States
  • Hip hop
  • R&B
  • Rapper
  • singer
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?"


  • 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


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


  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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