Mixtape Kehlani is back.
Two years since her debut album SweetSexySavage, Kehlani returns with her brand new mixtape While We Wait. Recorded while she was pregnant with her daughter Adeya Nomi, who is due next month, the 13 R&B tracks are a return to form for the Oakland songstress, who earned a Grammy nomination for her 2015 mixtape You Should Be Here.
In addition to the Dom Kennedy-assisted “Nunya,” “Butterfly,” and “Nights Like This” with Ty Dolla $ign, the nine tracks include collaborations with 6LACK and Musiq Soulchild, who guests on the intro.
“I’m not making no more pop songs on you hoes. I’m over it,” Kehlani told fans during an Instagram Live session. “You’re not getting any pop records from me, and if you do, just know it wasn’t my fault.”
The mixtape should hold fans over while she records her sophomore album, the follow-up to SweetSexySavage, which was inspired by her parents. “My next official album is a story. I’m telling stories I’ve never told,” she told Beats 1. “It’s my parents’ story articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from.”
The wait is over. Stream Kehlani’s mixtape below.