WARNER / CHAPELL PUBLISHING DEAL
Thanks to a loan from Joey’s brother, Kevin, the crew of CT, LaLa, Reggio, Jae Laws and Kee drove to LA from the Bay Area for a series of meetings the week of June 6th, 2016. Joey lined up meetings with Atlantic Records, Universal, Warner/Chappell, BMG, and Songs Publishing...read more
February 1st - VIDEO RELEASE PARTY for "IN THE DOOR" at MINDSEED STUDIOS in EAST OAKLAND
February 6th - Trip to ATLANTA to meet with KAMAIYAH and YG
February 13th - Trip to LOS ANGELES to meet with artists and writers
March 1st - LISTENING PARTY for LA LA's NEW MIX TAPE - rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drake is featured on “Why You Always Hatin”, a track on YG’s new album, Still Krazy, – Produced by CT Beats for YG featuring Drake and Kamaiyah
Song chosen for Madden NFL 17 Soundtrack
March 2016 – Kamaiyah releases her mix tape
“A Good Night in the Ghetto” to rave reviews.
CT Beats produced 5 of her tracks:
“How Does It Feel”
“Out the Bottle”
“For My Dawg”
“Break it Down"
Kamaiyah / ‘For My Dawg’
The buzz on Kamaiyah has been crazy these last few months and has only increased since her scene-stealing appearances at SXSW. Thankfully her A Good Night In The Ghetto mixtape has delivered one of the most perfect slices of Oakland rap since the peak days of Livewire and confirms the star born on last year’s ‘How Does It Feel’. Not least because of the versatility that Kamaiyah shows over some of the year’s best production – her flow is as sensitive as it is dynamic.
However, whilst it’s the Bay Area slaps that power the release, it’s ‘For My Dawg’ that finds Kamaiyah at her emotive. CT Beats has given her the best Trill Ent. record never made, and Kamaiyah keeps it honest throughout, the keys accompanying her perfectly. When she repeats “this is just a record for my dawg” in the hook, we feel it to the fullest and wish all music could be this pure.
May 2016 - Interscope Releases hot new single “How Does It Feel” – Produced by CT Beats for Kamaiyah; YouTube video has over 2.5 million hits
June 3rd 2016 – YG’s album released
including a track produced
by CT Beats:
Why You Always Hatin’
featuring Drake and Kamaiyah
Spin Magazine listed Kamaiyah as one of their 7 favorite songs of the week.
MTV News featured her in an article: “Meet Kamaiyah, Oakland’s best new rapper” Read more...
YG posted her album on his Instagram as did Keke Palmer.
Articles in the following all to rave reviews:
Stereogum: Kamaiyah Just Fucked The Whole Summer Up