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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Kamaiyah

July 13
8 p.m.
$5 with RSVP; $15 without
DJ, Electro Pop, Hip-Hop

XXL’s selection of Kamaiyah as one of rap’s 10 most promising newcomers on its 2017 “Freshman Class” list was surprising to some. A blog sensation who hasn’t yet made a broader impact, the Oakland MC is a true freshman, where other artists in this year’s class already have a grip of projects to their name. But listeners are starting to catch on, and with good reason: Kamaiyah’s music is contagiously fun, with a Missy Elliott influence and some sunny Bay Area sonics in its DNA. Her 2016 debut mixtape, A Good Night in the Ghetto, featuring the breakthrough single “How Does It Feel,” made for a perfect summer soundtrack, and she’d be heard on records by Cali rap stars YG and E-40 later in the year. Her AGNITG follow-up, Don’t Ever Get It Twisted, is imminent. Air Credits and Sophia Eris open. RSVP at www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2017/07/red-bull-sound-select-presents-twin-cities.