Kehlani x Mr. Carmack - All In #songsfromscratch by Alex Young

Oakland, California's golden girl, Kehlani Parrish continues her wave of influence with a new song. This time around the 20 year-old, fresh off a record deal with Atlantic on May 6th sparked by success from her You Should Be Here album, partners with friend and Soulection-linked producer Mr. Carmack for a song called "All In"-- part of the original series Songs From Scratch by lifestyle music blog Yours Truly and adidas originals. The pair draws on shared dating troubles to inspire their song, as Kehlani reveals in the track's accompanying interview, "in relationships there's like no in between. Its either all in or nothing," a valuable lesson because no success comes without 100% effort. "All In" provides a perfect example of artists effortlessly using life experience to drive a relevant creative commentary. Enjoy visuals and the music from Kehlani and Mr. Carmack's studio session below.

Kehlani featuring Chance The Rapper - The Way by Alex Young

Oakland's own Kehlani has been quite busy in preparation for her debut album You Should Be Here. The songstress has released singles "How That Taste", "Jealous", "Down For You", and "Alive" each building a steady buzz behind her full project's release. Music commentator HYPETRAK also enlisted her for a workout mix where she absolutely delivers. Today Kehlani recruits the talents of Chance The Rapper for one more song before You Should Be Here drops at midnight on iTunes. Listen to "The Way" below and Kehlani's other singles under OfficeVibes.

KYLE and Kehlani Tell Us Instagram Likes do not Mean Sh*t by Alex Young

Love is an experience and understanding shared by two people going throughout life together, living in the present, making memories, and being completely engulfed in the moment. However, the Ventura, CA crooner, KYLE, and Oakland, CA songstress, Kehlani, fear that the world's next generation of kids will interpret love by the number of likes on their Instagram picture. Their new song, "Just A Picture", KYLE explains to FADER, "was inspired by the fear that there will be a 'selfie class' in middle school 20 years from now. Our kids grow up thinking that liking someone means double tapping their picture." The important message is accompanied by a funky pop beat produced by Sunny Norway and Ben Free. Enjoy below!