Exclusive: Kreayshawn's Riding The Wave, Says Dame Grease
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:00PM
With West Coast rapper Kreayshawn's upcoming Somethin' 'Bout Kreay album dropping this summer, contributing producer Dame Grease recently hit up SOHH to discuss his attraction to the Bay Area rhyme slinger.
Dame credits Kreay's originality for motivating him to lock in studio time with her.
"I'm working with Kreayshawn," Dame told SOHH. "Whatever's got that wave to it, I'm working on it. She's dope. You've got to understand, for me, I look at every artist for who they are. I don't look at an artist and say, 'I like him.' Nah, I look at every artist for exactly who they are. Any artist I've named with you, they're originally themselves. That's who I like working with, I like working with people who are themselves. If you're a dude who wears a big yellow hat all the time, like that's your sh*t, we gonna find a way to make that work. But it's got to be your sh*t. I like artists that's original, that's got their own swag, got their own brand, their own sh*t with them. I can't work with someone who sounds like somebody else." (SOHH)
Earlier this week, the female rapper's debut release date emerged online.
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" video hitting YouTube, and now, 34 million clicks later, the Oakland rapper's debut album has received a title and release date. "Somethin' 'Bout Kreay" hits stores on Aug. 14 through Columbia Records. On Monday (May 21), Kreayshawn also issued the video for "Breakfast," a new single featuring 2 Chainz. In the video, which Kreay directed herself, a wild breakfast party gets a little bit wilder when The Artist Formerly Known as Tity Boi shows up swinging two bottles of maple syrup in his hands. Pancakes for all! (Billboard)
Last week, Kreay gave the scoop on what guest features fans could expect.
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)
In February, Kreay announced her long-awaited debut's title after months of speculation.
"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)
Check out a recent Kreayshawn interview below: