Four years ago, Kamaiyah came bursting out of Oakland with A Good Night In The Ghetto, a perfect mixtape of old-school bass-rolling Bay Area talk. Now she’s back with her new project, Got It Made.
It is short and stripped-down, full of bubbling keyboards and drum-machine hand claps. Absolutely nothing about the tape attempts to replicate current rap trends, or even to engage with them. Instead, Kamaiyah takes us into her world, making the sort of music that works with her style and sensibility. “Got It Made” is a retrenchment and a reminder.