Rap-Up TV: Kreayshawn Plots Azealia Banks Collaboration, Addresses Haters

Kreayshawn just wants everyone to get along. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, the “Gucci Gucci” rapper calls for unity amongst her fellow females in the hip-hop community.

“The more we band together, we won’t be looked at as a rarity in hip-hop,” said the Bay Area native, whose debut album Somethin ‘Bout Kreay arrives Tuesday.

She’s already plotting a collaboration with Azealia Banks, who apologized for lashing out at her on Twitter. “It’s gonna have her crazy swag on it and it’s gonna have my swag on it,” said Kreay of their yet-to-be-recorded collabo. “It’s probably gonna be something that has to do with the ’90s since we’re both in love with ’90s style.”

Kreayshawn will hit the road with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop on her “Group Hug” tour this November. “I definitely wanted to do something for the girls and I think there’s so many females in the music game that we all kinda get separated from each other and it makes it seem like we’re less of an entity.”

But despite her positive message, not everyone is rooting for her. “A lot of people who hate on me are those weirdo bloggers who write extensive blogs about all this fake shit they made up, so I usually don’t read blogs,” she explained. “When people say stuff like, ‘You suck,’ I just be like, ‘You suck.’”

When she’s not in the studio, Kreayshawn is writing a book and planning for her future, which includes buying stock and saving for her kids’ college education. “I want to save money for my future so I can [have a] cushiony lifestyle.”

Part 1: Kreayshawn Goes Punk with Kid Cudi, Clicks with 2 Chainz on Debut

New Music: Kreayshawn f/ Diplo and Sissy Nobby – ‘Twerkin!!!’


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.

Work up a sweat to the intense banger below.

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Rap-Up TV: Kreayshawn Goes Punk with Kid Cudi, Clicks with 2 Chainz on Debut

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 Performs ‘Go Hard’ for KIIS FM


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.”

With DJ Skee on the turntables, Kreay also performed her new single “Go Hard (La.La.La).” Watch below.

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Kreayshawn Announces ‘Group Hug’ Tour with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine

Group Hug Tour

Kreayshawn is bringing some girl power to a city near you. The “Gucci Gucci” rapper has announced dates for her headlining “Group Hug” tour with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop.

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Tracklisting: Kreayshawn – ‘Somethin ‘Bout Kreay’

Somethin 'Bout Kreay

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.

Check out the tracklisting via iTunes.

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Azealia Banks Apologizes to Kreayshawn, Proposes Collaboration

Azealia Banks and Kreayshawn

Azealia Banks may be notorious for her Twitter beefs, but she extended an olive branch to one of her former foes. The “212” rapper has apologized and patched things up with Kreayshawn.

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