On first listen you might hate this drivel. But maybe you give it a second chance, and you listen a little harder to the lyrics of this pint sized, baby-voiced female rapper. And you start to feel like not only is she getting one over on pop music with her intentionally irritating style, but actually her playful and brazenly self-aggrandizing lyrics just kinda win you over. She’s Kreayshawn, a skinny little 23 year old from Oakland, rapping about how her kitty cat is gonna rip your kitty cat to shreds.
Her hit, Gucci Gucci, is a hilarious indictment of hyper brand conscious hip-hop culture. Sometimes she sounds so much like a foul mouthed child it is startling. But her bravado is admirable for a little white girl from Oakland. “I got the swag and it’s pumpin out my ovaries.”
Her mixtape Kittys x Choppas was rad and I’m anxiously awaiting her studio album due out this year. She was nominated for Best New Artist on the MTV Awards, so I’m expecting that her shows are gonna be mobbed at SXSW this year, but I’m looking forward to seeing this wunder girl in person.