Following a year full of shows, travel, press, photo shoots, and personal projects, Kreayshawn is finally set to drop her debut album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay.
The Oakland rapper announces an August 14th release date for the LP on Monday (May 21), set to drop through Columbia Records.
Drawing inspiration from a myriad of genres — including everything from sissy bounce to juke to 80s rap to pop and beyond — Kreayshawn’s album is a reflection of her vast musical taste.
This past year has been a flurry of excitement and new experiences for the 22-year-old rapper, after abruptly gained the attention of millions when her undeniably catchy anti-materialism anthem “Gucci Gucci” became an instant viral hit.
Since May 2011, “Gucci Gucci” garnered nearly 35 million views on Youtube … and within weeks after spreading virually, Kreayshawn landed a record deal with Columbia and has been doing performances worldwide.
She worked on her debut album in between performances in Japan, the UK, France, and Canada and US major festivals like Voodoo, POPPED!, Bamboozle & The VICE Noisey tour, which she co-headlined with Neon Indian.
“I feel so accomplished, having finished my album; I got to travel the world, perform for crowds of tens of thousands, be on covers of magazines all over the world, and finish a whole album in less than a year.” Kreayshawn said of the process.
Its first single is the 2 Chainz-assisted “Breakfast,”, produced by Free School. The video, which she directed and produced in Atlanta just dropped on Monday (May 21).
“My favorite part about the video shoot was the breakfast party in the kitchen,” Kreayshawn said. “It was so colorful and just how I envisioned it when I wrote the treatment.”
Further details about the album were unknown at press time. But expect Somethin ‘Bout Kreay August 14th.
For more info, visit Kreayshawn.com.