Monday, August 1, 2011

Krazy Kreayshawn in da Houze!

Natassia Gail Zolot (born September 24, 1989), better known by her stage name Kreayshawn, is an American hip hop singer-songwriter based in Oakland, California. Zolot was born in San Francisco and raised in East Oakland, California. She is the daughter of Elka Zolot, former member of the San Francisco Garage-Punk band The Trashwomen. She attended MetWest, Oakland High School, Alameda High School and Island High School but never graduated. She attended Berkeley Digital Film Institute on scholarship, but never finished the program. Kreayshawn directed East Bay rapper Lil B's videos. Kreayshawn additionally performs as part of the White Girl Mob, consisting of herself, fellow vocalist V-Nasty, and DJ Lil' Debbie.
She became well-known after posting the video for her single, "Gucci Gucci" (song produced by DJ Two Stacks, video directed by Joseph Zentil of Strange Customs), generating nearly 3 million YouTube views in three weeks. In the song she proclaims her disdain for wearing designer brands such as GucciFendiLouis Vuitton, or Prada: "Basic bitches wear that shit, so I don't even bother." 
In the video, Kreayshawn raps and ghostrides with her sidekick, DJ Lil' DebbieJasper DolphinLeft Brain, and Hodgy Beats of the hip-hop group OFWGKTA also make appearances in the video for the single, along with Stephen James Turner and Aaron Matthew Perez. On June 8, 2011 it was announced that she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.
On June 23, 2011 it was announced that Kreayshawn would direct the music video for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I'm with You, which is due for release on August 30, 2011. The single was released on July 15, 2011, though it is unknown when the video will be released. Kreayshawn told MTV that she was shocked when the band's label contacted her management about directing the video. She said she went to film school but never thought it would translate to something this big.
She is currently nominated for best new artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

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