New York based songwriter/performer KAMAUU combines elements of rap, R&B, reggae, and doo wop for a relaxed, flowing style. After signing on with Atlantic Records in 2015, he continued a series of mixtape releases that included 2019's jazz-inflected collection TheKAMAUU-CASSETTE: MíXD GRēēNS.
KAMAUU was born Kamau Agyeman and spent his early life in Washington, D.C. His parents introduced him to music at a young age and when he moved to Brooklyn in 2009 to attend art school, he was involved with the musical collective BIGCITYBIGCITY. KAMAUU released his first solo recordings in 2014 in the form of the mixtape TheKAMAU-CASSETTE. He quickly secured a recording contract with Atlantic Records and over the next few years he gained more exposure for a series of singles that included an inventive cover of OutKast's ubiquitous hit "Hey Ya." In 2016, KAMAUU was included on the soundtrack-styled album The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired by Album and also released his first proper studio EP, A Gorgeous Fortune. The following year, he continued his KAMAU-CASSETTE mixtape series with TheKAMAU-CASSETTE: ŭRTH GōLD and returned in 2019 with the next installment, TheKAMAUU-CASSETTE: MíXD GRēēNS. ~ Fred Thomas