Riding the success of her single "Gucci Gucci," Kreayshawn has announced that she'll be and directing Red Hot Chili Peppers' music video for "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" from their forthcoming album I'm With You. Kreayshawn has also announced dates for her upcoming mini-tour this August, which includes headlining dates in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, along with a performance at the POPPED! Music Festival in Philadelphia on September 24th. Tickets for the tour, along with limited edition city-specifc t-shirt packages, can be purchased now at www.Kreayshawn.com. Amidst all of these latest developments, Kreayshawn has released a new song, "Rich Whores."
Leaked last week exclusively through her website as a thank you to fans, "Rich Whores" shines a spotlight on girls who, despite having money, shop at thrift stores. "When you go to fashion school in LA and San Francisco, there's a lifestyle that rubs off on you," says Kreayshawn. "I wanted to make a jam for all those girls, who sniff hella powder, shop at thrift stores and get the party crackin'."
Atop trunk rattling bass, fuzzy blips, and pizzicato violin loops, Kreayshawn shout-outs everyone from pop icons The Spice Girls to Southern rap staple Gucci Mane. With a slow and steady pace, Kreayshawn playfully pokes fun at her targets with lyrics like "What up, bitch, I heard you to to FIDM / What up bitch, I see you dancing with no rhythm, " and "Her boyfriend's in an indie band and has a mustache / The music's fucking lame, he's looking like a muskrat." Despite the cheeky jabs, Kreayshawn's confident that all types of girls will dig it. "Girls can relate, they know who I'm talking about," she says, adding, "and the girls who I'm talking about will like it just as much.
Kreayshawn's Summer 2011 Tour Dates:
8/18 NYC @ Highline Ballroom 8/19 Chicago @ The Bottom Lounge 8/25 San Francisco @ Slim's 8/27 Los Angeles @ The Roxy 9/24 Philadelphia @ POPPED! Music Festival
San Francisco Rap Artist Sellassie Speaks On the Word "N#gga"
Sellassie speaks on the word "N#gga" and it's use by Non-Blacks and Blacks in America.
Socio-political Rap Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur Sellassie is no stranger to controversy. As a lyric from his previous record, I'm Tryin' To Make A Livn' Not A Killin' states; "I disturb to increase the peace." He can be seen at most anti-war rallys, youth empowerment events and on the front line in police brutality issues. This artist cares about his community and speaks from the heart with his music and thru his movement. In response of the current state of rap music and pop culture, Sellassie felt compelled to share with the world his stance on the use of the word "N#gga" and its use by non-blacks and blacks in America.
San Francisco Revolutionary Poet and Activist Sellassie has carved his niche as a leading progressive voice in San Francisco Bay Area Hip Hop. With an acclaimed and award-winning debut release, I'm Tryin' to Make a Livin' Not a Killin' and recent follow-up, Sins of Your Forefathers this upcoming emcee has garnered a street level buzz with a fresh perspective. Sellassie is proof that there are young black artists that can make music that is creative, street, positive and smart. He stands firm to his message, has a charismatic presence and is evidence that not every rapper raps negatively, glorifying drugs, guns, women, money or their ego. He is also the creator and co-producer of the Independent Artist Series, We All We Got + 2Racks Rap Contest. With over 70 shows on the calendar in the last 2 years in over 15 markets nationwide, the series have distinguished themselves as premier outlets for independent artists. He is also working with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special projects including the film, It Doesn't Cost Nothin' to Dream.