Rap fans hoping to get their hands on West Coast rapper Kreayshawn’s long-awaited Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay debut album will have to wait a bit longer as Columbia Records has pushed its release date back.
If all goes accordingly, Kreay’s delayed LP will land on store shelves around mid-September.
In anticipation of her upcoming debut album Somethin ‘Bout Kreay to be released September 18, 2012, Kreayshawn unveils the official album cover artwork. The graphic design of the album artwork, which expertly mixes imaginative photographs of Kreayshawn with colorful illustrations, shows Kreayshawn being pulled into an alternate spacey, fantasy world. “I wanted an album cover that would really help to represent me and who I am,” notes Kreayshawn, explaining how she came up with the design ideas. “Something that, when people first see it, they’ll say, ‘Only Kreayshawn could think of a cover like that.'” (Columbia Records Press Release)
Midwest rapper Riff Raff recently said the 22 year-old’s new album could potentially go platinum.
“A lot of people, I think, ’cause she did that one song all the way last year, so I think a lot of people are thinking she’s a one-hit wonder or something like that. That’s not the case. I’ve heard a lot of new sh*t, her new music, and it’s excellent. I think when it drops, it’s going to sell more than anticipated. I think she’ll go platinum. … People are anticipating her album. When it comes out, I’m going to go buy it.” (FUSE TV)
New York veteran producer Dame Grease recently gave SOHH his thoughts on Kreay.
“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)
Her long-awaited debut album would have initially dropped later this month.
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)
Check out Kreayshawn’s “Go Hard” music video below: