The only woman in the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, Kamaiyah is representing an already under-represented group of talented MCs in hip-hop. After dropping her debut mixtape A Good Night In The Ghetto last year, Kamaiyah saw a meteoric rise in her status as an artist, and was immediately signed to Interscope records. After which she hit the road with YG, Logic and G-Eazy.

2017 has proved just as successful for the artist who's consistently putting on for her city. “There’s like a mental trap in The Bay because the hustle is so independent that you can sell 100,000 out your truck,” explains the 25-year-old artist to XXL. “So you begin to depend upon that factor verses becoming national and worldwide. So there’s like an double-edged sword of how to make it out The Bay.”

Take a listen to her freestyle and interview below. Who had the best freestyle yet? A Boogie, Playboi Carti, PnB Rock, Ugly God, Kyle, Madeintyo or Kamaiyah?