Kehlani's suicide attempt elicited a weirdly broad variety of reactions from concern to disgust. The Bay Area is on the mend and back to releasing fiery R&B jams. Last week's "CRZY" was quite good; this week's "Distraction" is even better.
As many of you know, Kehlani has had a pretty rough start to her year. From a publicly-criticized breakup/make-up with former boo’s Kyrie Irving & PartyNextDoor to attempting to take her own life as a result, Kehlani has needed time away from the lime light to reflect & self-evaluate on everything in her life. Back in May, she thankfully returned to the music scene with the song “24/7,” and now today she’s back with its follow up called "CRZY.”
Love Me Crazy
Samaria Feat. Kehlani
Samaria is a 20-year-old singer from Oakland who's achieved a healthy buzz off the strength of her latest mixtape, The Story of Right Now, released at the end of last year. For her new single, she's linked up with one of her hometown's biggest stars in Kehlani. On "Love Me Crazy," both artists look back on past relationships and channel an intoxicating mix of conflicting feelings. They're glad to be out of toxic relationships while also missing the security that comes with being in love.
As many of you know, Kehlani has been going through some things. The singer went through a public break-up/make-up, it seemed, with former flame Kyrie Irving and PartyNextDoor after the latter posted a picture of the two cuddled up in bed.
Elhae Feat. Kehlani
When you think about sources of dope music, North Dakota doesn’t exactly come to mind. However, singer/rapper Elhae is looking to change our perceptions, and he makes a strong case with “Doesn’t Matter” featuring Kehlani. The track is Elhae’s lead single from his album All Have Fallen, and it’s a tightly constructed crossover track. Elhae seamless transitions from rapping to singing over a mellow trap beat. Kehlani sings the second verse with her usual effortless delivery.
WSTRN Feat. Kehlani
Following up last month’s “Did I” release, Bay Area’s own Kehlani decides to come through and assist the London group, WSTRN, on the remix to their hit single “In2.”
For this new track, artist and songwriter Eric Bellinger reverses the Kehlani single that had a lot of people who take things too seriously up in arms. He keeps the melody and structure for the song, but instead of talking about “Niggas,” he talks about the “Bitches” in his life.
Kehlani continues to keep it moving. After being “Tore Up” on her latest release, the Grammy-nominated singer decides to come through and share a new single on iTunes today called “Did I.”
Following up her feature on G-Eazy’s new album When It’s Dark Out, Bay Area’s own Kehlani decides to come through today and share an all new original song for us called “Tore Up.”
Everything Will Be Okay
G-Eazy Feat. Kehlani
G-Eazy's new album, When It's Dark Out, arrived today. We already have the full stream up on the site, via the ever-reliable Spotify, but G-Eazy has also thrown his collaboration with fellow L.A. native Kehlani on SoundCloud. In case you haven't heard enough leaks off the album yet to push you towards hitting that purchase button on iTunes, here's one last song.
Kehlani Feat. Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth appears to be the next "it" singer to collaborate with, in the same vein as Ed Sheeran. The American singer is enlisted by Kehlani to re-create Drake's new single "Hotline Bling," itself a remix of D.R.A.M's popular "Cha Cha." However, in its latest re-creation, it's basically unrecognizable from the original D.R.A.M. record. Kelhani slows the record down even further, turning it into a loving duet with Charlie Puth. Whose version are you feeling the most? Drake? D.R.A.M? Or Kehlani? Let us know in the comments.
What's this? PARTYNEXTDOOR just dropped off a new record on his SoundCloud, and it appears to be an ode to fellow rising singer and general bae, Kehlani. The single art is a black and white photo of Kehlani, while the smooth '90s vibe record has PARTY reflecting on a relationship, or a would-be relationship.
The Way (Remix)
Kehlani Feat. Trey Songz
Kehlani has been on a roll lately, picking up steam as one to watch. Following the singer's well-received You Should Be Here project she announced a tour of the U.S.
Kehlani, Iamsu!, G-Eazy & Lil B
To celebrate the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Championship this year, Bay Area’s very own Kehlani, Iamsu!, G-Eazy, and Lil B decided to unite for this appropriately titled tribute track called “Champion”. Produced by HBK Gang’s own P-Lo, listen as each respective artist put on for their Bay Area and reference several players from the NBA’s best team, including the obvious Curry & Klay Thompson name drops of course. Take a listen and let us know who had the best verse?
Jealous (No Sleep Remix)
Kehlani Feat. Lexii Alijai
Kehlani just shared her new mixtape, You Should Be Here, and while it's difficult to choose a favorite, "Jealous" is certainly one of the most immediate records of the bunch. A ballad dismissing social climbers in the industry, the tight pop gem has now been re-envisioned by No Sleep, a producer who's been collecting quite a following on SoundCloud recently.
Kehlani & Mr. Carmack
Since it began a few years ago, Adidas and Yours Truly's "Songs From Scratch" series has brought together artists from different corners of the music world, plopped them in a studio together, and then released the resulting tracks. Usually, they're pretty great. Following Fetty Wap, Dubbel Dutch and Baauer's fantastic "Promises," here's Kehlani and Mr. Carmack's "All In."
The Way (Remix)
"The Way" was one of the highlights on Khelani's new mixtape, You Should Be Here. It found the Bay Area singer collaborating with Chance The Rapper, and on The Flan's new remix, he keeps the duet format intact.
Kehlani & Ambré Perkins
Last week, Kehlani shared the exciting news that she'd signed with Atlantic Records, and in addition, was getting her own Tsunami Mob imprint. Today, she cements her greatness with a new version of Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR's "Preach," which she made with New Orleans native Ambré Perkins.
Kehlani Feat. Chance The Rapper
Kehlani comes through just as the day starts to wind down with "The Way." The singer has been buzzing more and more with each new song she drops, setting herself up as the 'next' big r'n'b singer to break. Time will tell, but for now, she impresses with the slowed down funky jam "The Way," featuring a verse from Chicago's Chance The Rapper.
Kehlani Feat. Coucheron
The chugging 80s synth line has been a consistent force in pop radio over the last few months, from Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder," to Nick Jonas' "Jealous," to Taylor Swift's "Style," it might be the year's most proven hit-making technique next to a chunky DJ Mustard riff.