Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on June 29, 2011

by BBG

Kreayshawn

If you think that the ascendance of Kreayshawn is a bit of enigma, you aren't alone. After posting a video for the now banned "Gucci Gucci" to Youtube (due to terms violation) on 5/18, within five days the video had logged 600k hits. Soon after, it started to get surreal:

Though she has only performed live six times and has one official mix tape out, she recently signed a $1 million contract with Columbia Records and is making famous friends quickly. "Snoop hit me up on Twitter," she explained. "He was like, 'Yo, DM [direct message] me. I really love your song.' So we met up, hung out and recorded a song with my sister, V-Nasty." Other fans include Diddy and, puzzlingly, MTV comedian Andy Milonakis...

A recent LA Weekly article described Kreayshawn's style: "If [Lady] Gaga is the coolly elegant Madonna from 'Vogue,' Kreayshawn is the gritty downtown Madonna with a girl posse from 'Borderline.' " -[The Daily]

Kreayshawn and her creatively-named crew the White Girl Mob (DJ L1l D3bb and V-Nasty), may also be benefitting from their own liberal use of the n-bomb:
OCWeekly: A lot of people have been criticizing your girl and White Girl Mob crew member Lil Debbie for her use of the N-word. How do you feel abut that word and the use of it in music?

Personally in my songs I don't use it at all. If I'm freestyling and I said it, that's just for that point in time. Any songs I'm writing I don't use it. But like I said in Oakland, Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that. I feel like that word is used in the low income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it's hip-hop. No, I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I'm not flaunting it around. I don't say it in my music because of how, if I'm putting myself out there to the world there are going to be a lot of people who don't like it.

Regardless of the why, Kreayshawn is currently moving toward the interweb MC celebri-status of Lil B (who she knows and has shot videos for) . Though:
Lil B took time to speak to Billboard.com's The Juice on Kreayshawn and her success. "When you're an artist you get what you deserve," Lil B says. "I'm happy that she's working for her dreams and following the world I have created. She's definitely talented and we will see what's in store for the future. But it's all about Lil B and the Based God."
Her upcoming projects include filming a video for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and taking her live performance count into the double digits with a few new US dates in major cities including a NYC show on August 18th at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are still available (the Lil B and Odd Future shows at the same venue sold out a bit quicker) (yes, she's associated with Odd Future too).

She'll also be back east in September to play Philadelphia's POPPPED Music Festival that the Shins, Girl Talk, Panda Bear, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Titus Andronicus, Cults, The Vaccines, Foster the People, Rakim and many others are also playing. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates, and the infamous "Gucci Gucci" video are below. Snag another new song, "Rich Whores" at her website.

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Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci"

Kreayshawn Gucci Gucci by le-pere-de-colombe

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KREAYSHAWN - 2011 TOUR DATES
8-18 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
8-19 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
8-25 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
8-27 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
9-27 - POPPED! Music Festival - Philadelphia

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Comments (26)

Let's save everyone a few minutes here. Remember how pumped you were when you 'discovered' Lady Sov? When's the last time you listened to that gem? Hype, hype, hype, blah blah blah....

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:01 PM

Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:07 PM

Who is Lady Sov?
Who is Kreayshawn?
Is that a picture of a dude?

What am I doing here?

Who am I?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:08 PM

Surely if there's one thing these comments can agree on its how fucking awful this is. Ghetto hipsters lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:11 PM

Check out her and "vnasty" freestyling on YouTube for some serious laughs. I feel bad for bands like Titus when this bitch is getting billed above them and she hasn't even performed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:15 PM

spot on 4:01! who the fuck listens to lady sovreign anymore? 2005 called...JESUS. i mean it's cool if you do just seems like hype sells these folks and then they fizzle out. not hating just my two cents.

Posted by shwarma | June 29, 2011 4:15 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CFI7JSpfjo

Check this for youtube success

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:17 PM

i wonder if it wasn't Columbia's own legal team who gotten the video taken down?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:23 PM

Life ain't funny if you live in Queens

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 4:53 PM

dude in my hood, Greenpoint, we throw the n-word around pretty liberally. I can understand what she means about it being a lower income thing...

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 5:05 PM

the worst

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 5:22 PM

a week of that voice piercing the glorious silence and I could see a G getting inspired to some pretty medieval type shit

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 5:29 PM

fuck this stupid shit. cant believe you're posting this garbage

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 6:39 PM

Tori Amos?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 6:41 PM

why? she's already better than Titus Andronicus.

Oh don't tell me some of you actually dickride that "punk Springsteen" meme they push on people? the band is dull as fuck and not notable at all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 8:30 PM

I'm not a Titus fan, but at least they've played more than, you know, five shows. But go ahead and promote this chick. I'm sure she's here to last...

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 8:59 PM

Will Frohawk be there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2011 9:23 PM

Just cuz I'm from the GPT punk police wanna fuck with me...

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 12:59 AM

if you want to be the next million dollar you tube signee, you gotta be so inept that they offer you a contract simply out of fearing that which they cannot understand. If GG Allin went hip hop, he would have a solid gold mic to shove today.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 2:36 AM

Pita pita carrot carrot hummus hummus Sabra
Sausage-loving BV readers don't you even bother

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 8:32 AM

Great. This name is gonna be thrown around constantly for the next week or so. I'll keep confusing it with Keyshawn (as in Keyshawn Johnson). Thanks a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 10:00 AM

The first I've heard of her, so I listened to a minute of her viral hit, and I'm kind of sick of this kind of shit.

But, I just read that her mother was one of the awesome Trashwomen, which makes me feel really old, and makes me wonder how you can grow up with an bad ass punk rock mother and perform terrible whitey hip-hop. Youthful rebellion?


Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 10:49 AM

So judgmental & jealous. That's the hipster way of life.

Posted by Tina | June 30, 2011 3:09 PM

What's the point of that blonde woman? Is she Kreayshawn's bitch? Her puppy dog? KINDA annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 8:30 AM

i love her style! definitely putting out some hits for the summer, i think i'll be hearing them at bars and clubs down by the beach pretty soon! can't wait to see her in person!

Posted by kevincorcoranjr | July 6, 2011 12:57 PM

I always wondered what Sarah Silverman did with her off time

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 1:08 PM

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