Meeting at DTS Space Los Angeles hosted by Flood Gallery, in this GRAMMY Week 2016 episode of the Recording Academy's Buzzin' series, DJ Moonbaby interviewed Kehlani and they discussed being brought to tears by her first GRAMMY nomination. It was for April 2015's mixtape You Should Be Here at the 58th GRAMMY Awards in the category Best Urban Contemporary Album. Her second at the 60th was Best R&B Performance for the track "Distraction" from her 2017 Atlantic release SweetSexySavage, which they discuss. "I'm finishing up my debut album right now. It's a lot of pressure being that the mixtape was GRAMMY nominated," Kehlani said. "But that's why I'm really taking my time and making sure everything is smooth and a step up from the mixtape." Like rapper G-Eazy whose Dec. 2015 "Everything Will Be OK" featured Kehlani, she comes from Oakland roots. Although she feels she is mostly part of a neo-soul revitalization, she testifies on behalf of the old school East Bay sound, "You know, Hyphy is still alive … that's never going to die in the Bay."