West Coast rap newcomer Kreayshawn has hinted at what fans can expect from her forthcoming debut album, placing high emphasis on it containing a wide-range of sounds.
Along with pushing hip-hop’s boundaries, Kreay said fans can expect her rap partner V-Nasty on the LP.
Kreayshawn said that the still-unnamed album will cover more stylistic ground than her stripped-down, wobbling mega-hit “Gucci Gucci.” “A lot of it is like different genres and forces, from Brazilian-type music to Indian freestyle to techno-type music,” she said. “There’s everything.” For the last month or so, Kreayshawn has been splitting her time between studios in L.A. and Oakland. Fellow White Girl Mob member Vanessa “V-Nasty” Reece will appear on a couple of tracks, though she was coy about any other collaborations she has planned. “I don’t want to spoil anything,” she said. (Rolling Stone)
In September, Kreay said the LP would be completed before 2012.
The artist now has a month off to finish her album. She said: “It’s going to be done by the end of the year, there will be a whole bunch of crazy sounds. I’m a queen of mixing up genres. “I don’t want to be known just for Gucci Gucci. I want to establish myself as an artist. Save any collaborations with other artists for the mixtape. When asked about her ambitions, she said: “Kreayshawn is definitely forming into a brand. “I want to branch off into clothing, more music videos, lots of creative thinking. I want to do a book, a movie about my life.” (BBC News)
Last June, Kreay discussed her motivation for signing a record deal with Columbia Records.
“Columbia was the best because they were like, ‘We want to do exactly what you’ve been doing.’ I’ve been directing music videos, so they’re like, ‘We want you to keep doing that.’ I do a little graphic design, and they had me make my logo. The music that I’m making — ‘Gucci Gucci’ — [is] going to be the single that they push,” Kreayshawn explained in an interview. “We never made the [‘Gucci Gucci’] video with the intention of anything. We knew it was a great song, we knew that the video [was] going to be dope. We didn’t put it out like we knew this was secretly going to launch everything, because everything was organic.” (MTV)
A few months ago, the Bay Area rapper said if hip-hop did not pan out she has a few other career options.
“I’m a rapper, I’m a graphic designer director, model, deejay and a professional b*tch snatcher,” Kreayshawn said. “There’s a lot of people that want to push you down. One, for being a female and one for being white. It’s hard but I don’t see it like that. In Oakland, that’s how you grew up…The best about everything that’s going on is I have my head on my shoulders, I know what I want, I know my vision and it’s not like I signed this record deal blindly — whatever happens, happens. I know that I’m a good person and that I’m smart and funny. If the music thing doesn’t work out, I’m talented at a million other things.” (“Carson Daly”)
Check out a recent Kreayshawn interview below: