Label: N/A
Released: March 14

The West is rising, and in 2016, it found a new First Lady. You'd be hard-pressed to find a project this year as fun from top to bottom as Kamaiyah's debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto. With old-school G-funk sounds, Ill Yaya glides across each track with verve that can both demand your attention and put you in the mood to chill. Every banger, from "Mo Money Mo Problems" to "One Love," sounds like it could soundtrack one of Will and Carlton's parties during the college seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. And when she's done partying in the rays of California sunshine, by dusk, she's flipping the script on fuccbois: "He don't love me, he just want me for my artistry/And, uh, I can tell, so I bone him and I bail," she raps on “Niggas.” You're guaranteed a good night wherever you play this tape. Kamaiyah surely has better nights, in better locations, ahead of her. —Frazier Tharpe