Kreayshawn shakes up the dance floor with Diplo and Sissy Nobby on “Twerkin!!!” off her upcoming debut Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, due September 18. The Bay Area femcee incorporates New Orleans bounce on the booty poppin’ anthem, produced by Diplo.
“You ain’t no ho/ Girl, we know/ We just wanna see that booty hole,” raps Kreay, whose album will feature collaborations with Kid Cudi and 2 Chainz.
Rap-Up TV caught up with Kreayshawn between bites at a diner in Los Angeles. Over a plate of French fries, the Oakland rapper shared details about her upcoming debut Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, which she describes as a “musical ride through time.”
Due September 18, the project features the singles “Gucci Gucci,” “Go Hard (La.La.La),” and the 2 Chainz-assisted “Breakfast (Syrup),” with contributions from Chippy Nonstop, V-Nasty, Sissy Nobby, Jean Baptiste, Diplo, and Kid Cudi, who appears on “Like It or Love It.”
The WZRD frontman plays guitar riffs on the punk-influenced record. “It came together really organically, just how punk music does come together in a whatever, f**k it type of mood, and it ended up becoming something really cool,” said Kreay, whose mother was in an underground punk band.
After her murderous collaboration with 2 Chainz on his 2011 mixtape T.R.U. REALigion, she reconnected with Deuce on “Breakfast (Syrup).” “We just have a lot of good chemistry as far as us being really open and funny and carefree and stuff like that, and I think that’s why we make a good little pair. We’re so opposite that opposites attract.”
One rapper she wasn’t able to get on the album was Waka Flocka Flame. “I really wanted a Waka Flocka feature on my album, but I just missed it,” said the 22-year-old, who will launch her “Group Hug” tour in November. “I definitely feel like my next collaboration has to be with Waka Flocka or I’m not collaborating ever again.”
Plus, if Kreayshawn could trade places with any rapper for a day, who would it be? You may be surprised by the answer.
Kreayshawn stopped by 102.7 KIIS FM’s “Weekend Mixtape” show to promote her upcoming debut Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, due September 18. The Bay Area rapper chatted with hosts DJ Skee and Julie Pilat about her future goals, making her own business cards out of family photos, and her rise to stardom.
“I think what got me this far was my confidence,” said Kreayshawn. “I think when people listen to my music they get a little bit of that confidence in them.”
In addition to directing her own videos, she would like to learn how to produce. “I want to learn how to make beats,” she said. “I got all these crazy things to make beats.”
Kreayshawn unveils the tracklisting for her debut album Somethin ‘Bout Kreay. Due September 18, the 13 tracks include her ubiquitous hit “Gucci Gucci,” the 2 Chainz-assisted “Breakfast (Syrup),” and “Go Hard (La.La.La),” with contributions from Kid Cudi, Chippy Nonstop, V-Nasty, Sissy Nobby, Jean Baptiste, and Diplo.
“One song will be super Bay, like trying to ‘Function’ and one song will be I’m about to shake my ass with Sissy Nobby in New Orleans, and then one song will be I’m about to hit the jukestep in Chicago with Chippy,” said the 22-year-old Oakland native.
This fall, Kreayshawn will embark on the “Group Hug” tour with fellow femcees Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop.
After serving up some “Breakfast” with 2 Chainz, Kreayshawn returns with a second helping. The Oakland femcee takes a trippy ride in the Syndrome-directed video for “Go Hard (La.La.La),” the new single off her debut Somethin’ Bout Kreay, due August 14. The White Girl Mob leader calls up her crew including V-Nasty and escapes into a fantasy world with dancing furries and animated characters. Now that’s Kreay.