Kreayshawn's Debut Album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay, To Be Released August 14, 2012
Following a year full of shows, travel, press, photo shoots, and personal projects, Kreayshawn, one of 2012's most talked about sensations, will release her debut album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay on August 14, 2012 via Columbia Records. Drawing inspiration from a myriad, of genres including everything from sissy bounce to juke to 80's 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 Oakland, California native, who abruptly gained the attention of millions when her undeniably catchy anti-materialism anthem "Gucci Gucci," became an instant viral hit. "Gucci Gucci" garnened over 200,000 views within its first 48 hours last May and over 2 million views in just two weeks, with over 34 million views to date. Kreayshawn worked on her debut album in between performances around the world 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. Says Kreayshawn, "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."
Setting the tone for Kreayshawn's debut album is the single "Breakfast,", produced by Free School. The video, which she directed and produced in Atlanta, features 2 Chainz. "My favorite part about the video shoot was the breakfast party in the kitchen. It was so colorful and just how I envisioned it when I wrote the treatment." With the album release date now on the horizon, Kreayshawn's excited to share her eclectic style with the public. Says Kreayshawn, "I just want everyone to be ready for a mystical musical journey through genre and sound. There's just somethin 'bout Kreay..."
Free Album: L PRO - "Vertigo" (Re-Release + Bonus Song)
L PRO presents Vertigo, a collection of joints produced by native Portland producer 5th Sequence. This record is the follow up to their EP “Equilibrium” which was released earlier this year. Equilibrium did well with its release by getting fans around the world familiar with L PRO and 5th Sequence. Both L PRO and 5th Sequence were said to bring back the template of historic veterans, Pete Rock and CL Smooth; and 5th Sequence and L PRO with their release of Equilibrium truly brought back the flavor of the golden age of hip hop.
MP3: Dirty Den f/ Heather Victoria - "Ride With Me"
North Cackalacky's Derty Den has 9th Wonder's songstress Heather Victoria accompanying him on this unreleased song entitled "Ride With Me." Derty leans back on the track, rapping about his day-to-day street life while Heather provides the smooth melodic vocals over a Half Man Half Amazing production.
Video: Awon & Kameleon Beats - "Back With the Tracks"
The duo's aim is to return viewers to a more visually artistic era in Hip Hop where story lines, creative angles and colorful filters were used to create moving works of art. In comparison to today's staged shots this video was shot in raw form, capturing the essence of Awon & Kameleon Beats creative process as a whole. From digging for samples to writing lyrics to recording vocals all elements are captured here.
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Crime Loops 3 the latest installment to an instrumental series by Brooklyn based TeV95. Crime Loops 3 is a collage of beats, edits, and loops that exude a taste of urban culture with a hint of Brooklyn's art renaissance. Influenced by everything from Charlie Parker to Jack McDuff and more. Crime Loops 3 combines jazz and soul loops with electronic downtempo elements and explores many different methods of sampling and editing, from the classic to the obscure.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #174 is Featuring Songs With Featured Artists. While the stars this week are the likes of Savant a/k/a Stanstro, Casual and Benefit, they FEATURE everybody from Mr. Miranda to Mr. Town to Jaz-O! Send your feedback to email@example.com or @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.