LISTEN: The Mixtape That Launched Kehlani's Career

Submitted by notoriousclassics on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 16:51
Kehlani in 2015

Over the last half-decade, Kehlani's intoxicating R&B style has turned heads on albums like SweetSexySavage (2017) and 2020's It Was Good Until It Wasn't - which turned heads for some captivating videos shot in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Now, she's turning the clocks back and making her first mixtape available for streaming!

Cloud 19 was released back in the summer of 2014, when she was just 19. Already, you could hear the artistry - a bold, confident mix of laid-back soul and rhythmic hip-hop that Complex put on its best-of list that year.

12 years in music, 7 years since my first project i have to say it’s INCREDIBLE i’m still in conversation. i don’t take it lightly or for granted. it’s the reason i can keep a level head and just be happy for everything that comes my way. i’ve seen it all & then some. blessed!

— Kehlani (@Kehlani) August 26, 2021

Kehlani's been hard at work on a third album in the past year - but Cloud 19 serves as a killer reminder of how far she's come in such a short time.