New Music: Kehlani “Cloud 19” (EP)
Consider us late to the party, but we’ll gladly admit it when discovering a fresh new talent like Kehlani. We featured her song “FWU” on the site earlier in the year, but you can really get a feel for her dope artistry by listening to her “Cloud 19” EP. Emerging from the Bay Area, she was influenced by Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, India Arie, Stever Wonder and Musiq Soul Child and has an old soul while adding her own youthful twist to classic sounds. At only 19 years old, she has already shared stages with Tony! Toni! Toné!, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Sheila E, Lenny Williams.