• Kamaiyah - "Dope Bitch"

    It's been a little over a year since Oakland's Kamaiyah released her impressive debut project A Good Night in the Ghetto. Thankfully, she finally returned this week with its follow up, Before I Wakeand it doesn't disappoint. Sometimes artists stick a project's standout track somewhere in the middle, but Kamaiyah kicks down the door with a strong start on "Dope Bitch." The production is smoother than ever, matching Kamaiyah's voice and entire persona.

    Kamaiyah never fails to provide a song that works as a straight confidence booster, and "Dope Bitch" is definitely the one on this project. If the hook alone isn't enough to make you groove a little, Kamaiyah defining a "dope bitch" as a self-made queen with high self-esteem is enough to put a little extra pep in your step. This might be my new wake-up song.—Adrienne Black