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3.13.2017

Kamaiyah Announces New Mixtape ‘Don’t Ever Get It Twisted’

Kamaiyah is coming. The Oakland MC has announced the title and release date for her new mixtape Don’t Ever Get It Twisted.

Due April 21, the project follows her 2016 mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto, which spawned bangers like “How Does It Feel” and “I’m On.”

It also follows her breakout appearance on YG and Drake’s hit “Why You Always Hatin?,” which peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The announcement comes on a special date for the artist formerly known as BayBee. Today just so happens to be her birthday.

In June of last year, Kamaiyah spoke with Noisey about her evolution as an artist.

“I feel like every artist should go through elements of developing your sound,” she said. “No one should be able to tell you how to do you. And I feel like, for the most part, a lot of people come in, and they have a record, but not a sound. So then they fizzle out, ’cause they’re trying to create the sound, because they never developed themselves head on. Me being in the game so long before I actually hit hard, I went through all the mistakes you make. Like, OK, I don’t like how I sound when I do this, maybe I should switch. I feel like that’s the biggest thing with an artist. You should have your own formula and your own comfortable way, and chemistry with people that you work. And a lot of people don’t have that.”