Lil Debbie might be one of the best-branded flowstresses. Not only because her stage name is similar to that of a well-known female who rules the snack-cake world, but also because her style is ideal for an age of music-lovers whose palettes are supplanted by A$AP Rocky and Odd Future. She's a hybri ... More >>
The gloomy and spaced-out sounds of Spaceghostpurrp --"trill phonk," as he calls it-- may transport the listener to the crime-ridden swamp-grounds of nineties-era Memphis, but Purrp -earth name Muney Jordan--is not on this mortal plane to corrode or destroy. When it comes to his purpose and his asp ... More >>
UPDATE MAY 23 1:57 P.M.: A recent phone call between Pete Rock and Lupe Fiasco has effectively put to rest the "T.R.O.Y." controversy that erupted following the premiere of "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)." The hip-hop legend was angered by the remake of his classic cut from twenty years ago voi ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
We all know what Maura Johnston (music editor over at our sister publication The Village Voice) is talking about in this Daily Swarm piece; we deal with all these problems daily here at Heard Mentality. But I think this conversation with Eric Ducker outlines all these challenges in a concis ... More >>
As Eminem's protege, the Alabama-raised Yelawolf is the latest rapper to tap into a niche you could politely call white trash rap. His debut album on Shady Records, Radioactive, openly embraces his less-than-classy roots, with brags about his body being totally tatted up, rocking "dirty ass jeans ... More >>
Kreayshawn The Observatory Dec. 30, 2011 Having been to more shows than I can count in 2011, last night's Kreayshawn gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was definitely was one of my most eagerly anticipated of the year. With all the hype (both good and bad) that surrounded the pint-sized rapper, ... More >>
Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!
5. Mixed Reviews (Mostly Bad)Despite the MTV nomination, the million-dollar record deal and the 17 million page views on YouTube of Kreayshawn's hit, "Gucci Gucci," we have yet to read a review of the 21-year-old white rapper's show that's all praises. Most of the time they're like these less-tha ... More >>
As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>
About six months ago, Kreayshawn--white chick rapper, music video director--dropped the polysaturated video of her infectious single "Gucci Gucci" on the interwebz. Twenty-eight million views on YouTube, a multimillion dollar record deal, numerous magazine covers and an MTV awards nomination late ... More >>
BrassYou might not know who Speak is, but you do know his work. In late October, I wrote a piece for our sister paper, LA Weekly, on the Moreno Valley rapper, who co-wrote Kreayshawn's massive hit, "Gucci Gucci." The revelation raced around the blogosphere. Shortly after the news broke, Spe ... More >>
We're not sure whether the people behind the Noisey College Tour know a bad idea when they see one, but they're taking chillwave purveyor Neon Indian and one-hit-wonder Kreayshawn on a two-week, ten-city music tour called the Noisey College Tour.
Love her or hate her (and we've done both, believe us), there's an undeniable curiousity here at OC Weekly about what white-chick rapper Kreayshawn is really like live. Looks like we're finally going to find out: Galaxy Concert Theatre just announced it has booked Kreayshawn for a Dec. 30 perform ... More >>
Hate her or love her, Kreayshawn is the female white rap phenomenon du jour, and sans album or a legitimate body of work, the press just won't stop coming. Now the 22-year-old born Natassia Zolot is on the cover of Complex magazine. While interesting, it validates everything Kreayshawn's done so ... More >>
Oakland rapper Kreayshawn hasn't been having the best luck since losing out to Tyler, The Creator at the VMAs--first her underage nude pics leak online, then Rick Ross threatens to "slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags" in an interview with XXL.
Our favorite LA boys are back! Here's the first video off of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest album I'm With You with the single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."This is not the much-hyped Kreayshawn version, which, according to bassist Flea, "just didnt work out." He added, "That happens s ... More >>
Oh, Kreayshawn. While we're all for defending your odd-looking white chick rapper from the Bay Area schtick (after all, we loooove "Gucci Gucci"), we're afraid that your newfound, as-of-yet unearned fame will possibly kill your career.Not only have we seen too many videos of your sub-par performa ... More >>
Flickr user florencia.tomasConsider Katy Perry--who, a few years before her rapid rise to stardom, was best known as "the girlfriend of that guy from Gym Class Heroes." Now, Perry sells out stadiums. She's gotten so popular that she's performing at the Nokia Theatre in LA for three nights in ... More >>
It was way back in 1995 when none other than KRS-One himself rapped in the DJ Premiere-produced "MCs Act Like They Don't Know" that "Now we got white kids callin' themselves niggas!" Fast forward 16 years later, a Colombia Records deal for white rapper Kreayshawn has put the issue on the fo ... More >>
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
by minusbabyNeedless to say, it hasn't been a good week for Young Money Entertainment.We all know how notoriously noncommittal rappers can be about retirement (read: Jay-Z) but Lil Wayne has been flirting with the idea for a while--according to MTV, he announced during a radio interview with Ho ... More >>
When our sister publication LA Weekly reported that Lil Wayne finally dropped his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait and freestyled over white chick rapper du jour Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci in a track by "Lil Tunechi," I got a little, well, nervous.Haters may diss Kreayshawn's one-hit wonder of a song as a ... More >>
Twenty-one-year-old Kreayshawn might have a ton of haters for her white chick hipster anthem "Gucci Gucci," but guess she's having the last laugh. Not only has she signed to Columbia on the strength of that single alone, now she's directing the Red Hot Chili Peppers video for their latest, ... More >>
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