Refinery29's 29Rooms San Francisco Turn It Into Art Opening Party 2018 - Arrivals
Kehlani arrives at Refinery29's 29 Rooms Opening Night exhibition in San Francisco.
Getty Images

Kehlani Drops Hints About Upcoming Mixtape, Discusses Pregnancy In New Interview

The expectant mother dropped a new song and video with Ty Dolla $ign today (Jan. 10). 

The Lani Tsunami is about to hit, y'all.

Expectant mother Kehlani visited Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show to discuss an array of topics, from her excitement over giving birth to upcoming musical projects. During her 30-minute interview, the Bay Area native told the host that she is going back to her roots and releasing a mixtape that will be released "really soon."

"I made a mixtape, mixtape are my jam, that’s like, my happy thing," she divulged. "We did it again, and we made an amazing mixtape that I’m really, really stoked about."

She said that the mixtape strays away from her norm, and will feature four artists. One of which include Ty Dolla $ign, who appears on her recently-released track "Nights Like This."

“We’ve made songs and they’ve just never came out… this was just the perfect time for us both to just finally put something out," Kehlani says of the Beach House 3 artist. The musician also noted that her next album tells the story from the perspective of her parents, and is meant to be a gift for her unborn daughter.

"I started making an album, which became, possibly, one of the most serious projects I’ve ever worked on," she says of the project, which began development in September 2018. "It’s my parents’ story, articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from...[It’s] a really heavy load to process while I’m pregnant…breaking down my mom when I’m about to be a mom.”

In terms of pregnancy, Kehlani is seven months along on her journey, and she's looking forward to the actual event of giving birth, which she believes is complex and beautiful.

“I’m excited to be a mommy…Just to feel what that surrender feels like, completely surrendering to the entire process of being in extreme pain but also extreme beauty is very ceremonial to me.” She laughs and says she plans on spoiling her daughter with “lots of trips, experiences, friends, food," and wants her daughter to have a normal childhood experience away from designer duds and labels.

Listen to the interview and her new song with Ty Dolla below.

From the Web

More on Vibe

Rico Nasty Teams Up With Zack Fox To Release Meme Filled Video For "Sandy"

Rico Nasty might not appear in her new video, but the memes will make you stay anyway.

Over the weekend, the rapper and rage connoisseur dropped a music video her new track "Sandy." Directed by comedian Zack Fox, the Kenny Beats produced tune brings out the best in Rico as she enjoys her warranted glow-up while comparing her lifted moments to Spongebob Squarepants' other bestie, Sandy Cheeks. “Smoking out the bowl like a b***h named Sandy / I’m original that’s why the b***hes can’t stand me.”

Her chemistry with Kenny Beats has always been strong (listen to "Trust Issues), but Zack's varied selection of memes will take you back to the days of lurking on Failblog before memes were a popular Internet snack.

In addition to releasing tracks like “Big D**k Energy,” and “Roof,” the Brooklyn native dropped Countin Up, a documentary powered by The Fader to highlight her journey in the music industry and motherhood.

Check out the "Sandy" video up top and the Countin Up documentary below.

Continue Reading

Cardi B And Blueface Release Music Video For “Thotiana” Remix

Cardi B is on a hot streak since taking home the Grammy Award (Feb. 10) for Best Rap Album (Invasion of Privacy). The Bronx native’s triumph at the annual showcase kept her steady on a path of musical domination since releasing her second collaboration with Bruno Mars (“Please Me”) and recently, the remix to Blueface’s “Thotiana.”

Decked out in a red bandana-print outfit, Cardi appears in the Cole Bennett-directed visual to spit a sensual verse. “Bust is, bust it, I’m a savage/ Bi**h, throw it back like a 10-year challenge/ Take him to the crib, the I push him on the sofa/ Have his breath smelling like pu**y and mimosa.”

In April 2018, Cardi B unveiled her debut album to fanfare. Since then, the mother-of-one has remained a dominant figure in the music industry and she hopes to further solidify that presence with her upcoming sophomore project. “Hopefully I can get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out,” she previously said. “I don’t know how possible that’s gonna to be because I feel like I’m gonna be extremely, extremely busy.”

Until then, watch the "Thotiana (Remix)" video above.

Continue Reading

Animated Music Video XXXTentacion's "Sauce!" Is Released

A video for XXXTentacion's "Sauce!" has been released with animated flair.

Directed and animated by Tristian Zammit, the video blends various styles of anime with images of the rapper floating in the air. The song stems from the late rapper's latest posthumous release, XXXTentacion Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4. The project features friends and supporters of the rapper like Ski Mask the Slum God and affiliates Flyboy Tarantino, Kid Trunks, Tankhead, Bass Santana and more.

His affiliates are currently on a Members Only vs. The World tour, kicking off last month in California and bowing in Boston March 10.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

22 DAYS TILL THE MADNESS STARTS COMMENT YOUR CITY BELOW! 💜🌃

A post shared by “Moon” (@yungboitrunks) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:00pm PST

This is XXXTentacion's second posthumous release since his death in June 2018. Skins was released with fans taking the album to the top of the Billboard charts, moving 132,000 equivalent albums. His tangled history with domestic violence has continued to play a part in the young rapper's legacy. At the Grammys, the 20-year-old's name wasn't included in the "In Memoriam" segment over his history of domestic violence.

Sources confirmed the reason to Variety while Academy president Neil Portnow previously shared thoughts on the possibility that XXXTentacion would or would not be included. The rapper's name was however on the longer list of late musicians on the Grammys website.

“I will tell you it’s a daunting challenge,” said Portnow. “We track those that we lose in our industry in any given year and then we have a process by which we go through it. Our on-air in memoriam — we’re lucky if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 percent of those we lose. Because it’s always hard choices. All of that is to say, I don’t have any answers for you now, but obviously, artists who were prominent and well-known by the public are people who are recognized and we’ll just wind up having to see how it plays out.”

Continue Reading

Top Stories