When it comes to self-defence, Oakland-born R&B rebel Kehlani sounds like she could give an army of assailants a butt-whoopin’ they won’t soon forget. She’s a tough-talking-rough-riding-Michelle-Rodriguez kind of woman, or at least that’s the impression you get from her music and colourful body tatts.
This 21-year-old has been making music since 2009, and has two mixtapes to her name. But it wasn’t until ‘Gangsta’, featured on the soundtrack to summer supervillain blockbuster, Suicide Squad, and ‘Crzy’ that Kehlani has been rewarded with significant attention.
‘Advice’ is another raw, headstrong song of female self-confidence. The song is taken from her forthcoming debut album, SweetSexySavage, due out in January 2017.
Between Kehlani, Little Simz – whom Kehlani recently collaborated with – Tkay Maidza, Ray Blk, Lady Leshurr, Leikeli47, Noname, Stefflon Don, and MOBO UnSung 2016 winner Alika, 2017 could see an even bigger resurgence of female MCs and singers.
Advice appears on SweetSexySavage, released on January 27, 2017, on Atlantic Records.
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