Kamaiyah is on top of the world right now. Following the 2015 release of her debut single “How Does It Feel,” the 24-year-old Oakland rapper began generating national buzz for her unique yet timeless sound. Her popularity—and critical acclaim—was able to reach new heights after she delivered her A Good Night in the Ghetto mixtape, which included a prophetic opening track called “I’m On.”
This week, Kamaiyah has come through with the official music video for the song, which addresses her come up and newfound success.
“Remember when I didn't have cash for the rent?/Now I'm loafed up getting cash in advance/I own it and don't lease it/I don't have to finance,” she raps. “Superstar, put the world in a trance at a glance/’Cause I know I was made for this/I'm just getting to the cash I was made to get/This is the life I was made to live/From the bottom to the top of your favorite list.”
The visual opens with a reference to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and then shows Kamaiyah celebrating her accomplishments with her old friends. She’s also seen sitting on a gold throne watching home videos taken during the early stages of her career.
The rapper has clearly made huge strides within the 12 months, and she isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
In addition to her own releases, Kamaiyah has also appeared on tracks with E-40, Drake, and YG. She also confirmed a collaboration with Travis Scott earlier this year; however, we have yet to hear the song.
“Yeah, [Travis] reached out. He liked the swag. He liked the style,” Kamaiyah told 106 KMEL. “His management ended up coming over, we talked with his management, and he ended up in the studio that night and [we] got a record. Trav fuck with it, I fuck with Trav. I love his energy. I love his vibe. We got something coming."
During the same interview, Kamaiyah also said she was working on building her fanbase, and had plans to release two more mixtapes before she drops her debut album with Interscope. Stay tuned.