News: Kreayshawn Rewinds Time, Plots "Somethin' Bout Kreay" Cassette Tapes Release
Friday, May 18, 2012 1:00PM
West Coast rapper Kreayshawn gave fans an update on her forthcoming Somethin' Bout Kreay album and the scoop on the album's guest appearances.
In addition to guest features, Kreay also said she plans to release special edition cassette tapes for her debut.
The first bit of news is the self-directed video for "Breakfast" featuring 2 Chainz will drop this upcoming Monday. When the album comes out, she plans on putting special edition cassette tapes of the album, which will be limited to about 100 copies. She also gave us some details on who made the final cut of the album: "Basically everybody on the album, I f*ck with. I f*ck with their music, I f*ck with them personally." Kreayshawn says currently they are about 15 tracks. Guest appearances are 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Chippy Nonstop, DB Tha General, V-Nasty and Sissy Nobby. Producers include Diplo (who is also featured on the track), DJ Two Stacks of "Gucci, Gucci" fame, Boys Noize, and Cool & Dre. Somethin' Bout Kreay is slated for a summer release. (Complex)
Last February, Kreay finally announced her long-awaited debut's title.
"IM GONNA ANNOUNCE MY ALBUM TITLE. BUT I FEEL LIKE SOMETHING SPECIAL MUST HAPPEN 1ST.," she tweeted February 29th.
"#KREAYSHAWN #KREAYSHAWN #KREAYSHAWN #KREAYSHAWN TREND SOMETHING MAKE IT HAPPEN I DONT CARE! MY ALBUM IS DONE AND NAMED _____________?"
"THE ALBUM NAMED WILL BE "Somethin' bout Kreay"
"PEOPLE HATE ME OR LOVE ME BUT, THERES JUST #SOMETHINBOUTKREAY" (Kreayshawn's Twitter)
The Bay Area rapper recently spoke on the perceived pressure of having a debut replete with hits.
The album is almost finished, she says, and features a number of styles of music -- from Baltimore club music to New Orleans juke. "I don't really like ever doing the same thing twice," Kreayshawn says. "Unless it was really good. Like if you eat somewhere really good, maybe you'll go eat there twice." The inevitable question is whether she can turn her "Gucci Gucci" fame into something long-lasting. Or whether she'll end up another person of the viral video era whose 15 minutes of fame came and left. "If the album doesn't have a hit," Kreayshawn says. "I don't care. I'm mobbin.' I'm mobbin' real hard. If something goes wrong, I'll just take all my money and sell hella drugs. Then make a song about that. Then I'll have another hit." She pauses for a second. "I'm just playing. Kinda." (Fres Nobee)
In December, she admitted touring slowed down her album-making process.
"I'm excited because I haven't even put my album out. I'm hoping when I put it out it will be an even crazier year," she said in an interview. "I toured for three or four months, and then I did hella press. It's only this month that I've been able to get into the studio. ... I have more songs. When I make them, I want to put them out, but I have to put them on the album. It's finally getting to a number of songs where it's going to be enough to make an album. I want to get them out because I want to shut everyone up. ... I know who I am. I don't let that stuff bother me. I know it's going to be cool." (SF Gate)
Check out a past Kreayshawn interview below: