News: Internet Sensation Inks $1 Mil Sony Deal, "I Really Don't Care If People Don't Like Little White Girls Rapping"
Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 11:56PM
Rap newcomer Kreayshawn's Internet buzz has been taken notice and reportedly landed her a $1 million deal with Sony Music.
While the hip-hop sensation's deal was reportedly done recently, she has yet to officially confirm it.
Since her performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, Kreayshawn has had the Internet going nuts. Rumored to have recently signed a $1 million contract with Sony after dropping her new video, 'Gucci Gucci,' which accrued 1.6 million hits on YouTube in two weeks, Kreayshawn is the next logical step for hipster hip-hop fans, following fellow West Coast oddball-indie success stories Odd Future and Lil B. (The Boom Box)
Earlier this week, Kreayshawn hinted at the Sony deal but said the ink had not yet dried.
"[As far as the deal with Sony] nothing is finalized yet," she told Complex. "We took meetings with every label. They're not the only people we met with. We'll make an announcement when everybody is ready, but right now, that's basically just a rushed ahead rumor. It's not that exciting. Whatever we end up choosing, it's going to be a well-thought out decision." (Complex)
Proud of her ethnicity, the indie rapper spoke on her place in hip-hop.
"There's a whole bunch of new things going on, from Odd Future to Lil B," she said. "There's a whole bunch of kids coming out from everywhere doing whatever they want. That's what I'm doing--I'm doing whatever I want to the fullest, 'cuz I really don't care if people don't like little white girls rapping." (iHipHop)
Along with rapping, she is also known for directing videos.
Fellow Bay Area rapper Mistah FAB also cosigned her movement when he tweeted a message to his followers to make sure all the local San Francisco and Oakland hip hop fans came out to support Kreayshawn's appearance. Not only does Kreayshawn appear to have the ability to get signed off her rap skills, she has directed several videos and has worked with Lil' B as well, shooting and editing his video, "Like a Martian." (All Hip Hop)
Check out Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" below: