Kamaiyah has released her first single of the new year. The quietly prolific Oakland emcee who arrived fully formed in 2016 with her debut mixtape, A Good Night in the Ghetto, had an impressive 2022, releasing two substantial projects—May’s Divine Time and last month’s Keep It Lit — with a bite-sized tape titled 3 Nights In Seattle in the interim.
“Through The Week” picks up where Keep It Lit left off, pairing classically breezy Bay Area production with Kamaiyah’s effortless flow. Lyrically, it’s a blue-collar anthem — “Monday, Tuesday / Wednesday, Thursday / Hit me if it’s urgent / Every day I’m workin’ / Friday, Saturday / Runnin’ into Sunday / Every day I’m hustlin’ / I be gettin’ money,” she rap-sings in the lead-up to the hook — but her delivery is so relaxed it’s hard to imagine her breaking a sweat. Listen below.