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.