Kehlani, “FWU”

Claire Lobenfeld

By Claire Lobenfeld

on 09.05.14 in Listen to This

Joining the ranks of excellent mixtape R&B singers Tink and Tinashe is L.A.-via-Oakland’s Kehlani. The HBK Gang affiliate just dropped her tape Cloud 19 and its opener “FWU” is a banger. The Swagg R’Celious-produced track is subtle — a perfect respite from the bass-heavy likes of DJ Mustard. It might even be a dig at “Loyal.” “FWU” stands for “fuckin’ with u” (in the deep love way, not the “I’m messing with you” way) and is about standing by your man. Kehlani could make a splash if her tape hits. Also check out her “This Is How We Do It”-sampling “How We Do Us.”