There’s a new cat in town and he goes by the name of Leven Kali. His music is a mix of funk and soul. Leven is based in California and not signed to a label yet. He was featured on Playboy Carti’s self titled album. Last month Leven dropped ‘Yours’ which got our attention. Similar to The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls’ this song changes halfway from soul into a more trap oriented track. We love how he gets away with it. Next to this Leven has more surprise up his sleeve. He seems to blend genres. On his hit ‘Smile’ Leven sometimes sounds like Anderson Paak and other times he leans towards Jesse Boykins III. Maybe we shouldn’t try to put it in a box that much and just enjoy what he’s doing. Give it a go and let us know what you think. Our 5 picks below.