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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn Loves Cats, But Not if They Poop Too Much

Kreayshawn Loves Cats, But Not if They Poop Too Much

Oakland's own Kreayshawn may not be the world's best rapper, but, like 97.3 percent of people on the Internet, she does adore cats. The "Gucci Gucci" upstart and flash-in-the-hip-hop-pan spoke to Catster about her tabby feline mob, whose members include…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. White Girl Mob, 2011 - (Not Quite) 2013

R.I.P. White Girl Mob, 2011 - (Not Quite) 2013

In Memoriam White Girl Mob May 27, 2011-June 13, 2013 A video interview posted to VladTV.com yesterday put the nail in the coffin of this barely two-year-old entity, formerly comprised of Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, and Lil Debbie -- three young women…
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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn: Five Reasons Why Her Friday Show at 1015 Is Free

Kreayshawn: Five Reasons Why Her Friday Show at 1015 Is Free

Kreayshawn experienced the highs and lows of the music business in 2012. Her single "Gucci Gucci" sold more than a half a million copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA, but her debut album Somethin' 'Bout Kreay was declared…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

2012 has seen a bumper batch of musician-helmed video games hitting the Internet. They're ostensibly meant to promote an artist's latest release, but also act as snappy diversions to play in your browser while you should be concentrating on something…
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Music, All Shook Down So the Kreayshawn and V-Nasty Friendship Looks Over For Now

So the Kreayshawn and V-Nasty Friendship Looks Over For Now

Talk about White Girl problems. Lat year, Oakland-via-L.A. rap upstart Kreayshawn had a beef with her friend, lookalike, and White Girl Mob member Lil Debbie. Now, she's feuding with the third Mob member, V-Nasty -- or, more accurately, V-Nasty is…
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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn's <em>Somethin 'Bout Kreay</em> Sells Fewer Than 4,000 Copies in First Week

Kreayshawn's Somethin 'Bout Kreay Sells Fewer Than 4,000 Copies in First Week

Ouch. Global Grind reports that the first-week sales of Kreayshawn's debut album Somethin 'Bout Kreay weren't too spiffy. Not too spiffy at all: Just 3,900 copies, according to SoundScan. However, that was good enough to land the album at number…
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Another Boom Oil fracking also puts the environment at risk: Great cover story, but there's more to fracking than natural gas . Oil fracking is starting to blow up here in California, but state…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 5 Reasons Why Kreayshawn's <i>Somethin 'Bout Kreay</i> Is Not the Worst Album of 2012

Top 5 Reasons Why Kreayshawn's Somethin 'Bout Kreay Is Not the Worst Album of 2012

It would be oh so fun to claim -- as Dan Weiss just did in a post for this very blog -- that Kreayshawn's long-awaited full-length debut is on track to be the worst record of 2012. And it wouldn't…
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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn's <i>Somethin 'Bout Kreay</i>: A First Listen

Kreayshawn's Somethin 'Bout Kreay: A First Listen

Kreayshawn's contribution to Western culture is one classic line: "One big room/ Full of bad bitches." It's still awaiting its hot song. Her success is somewhere between William Hung and Jesse Camp and the 8th Street Kidz. She's an eliminated…
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Music, Fall Album Frenzy: New Local Albums You Need to Know

Fall Album Frenzy: New Local Albums You Need to Know

To call it "crowded" would be putting the onslaught of this fall's album release schedule way too mildly. Everyone and their ex-drummer is putting out a new record this season, and that includes some of the Bay Area's funniest, smartest,…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Fiona Apple delivered a stunning performance to a sold-out Fox Theater on Saturday night. She pushed her voice early on to a point where it decayed into a growl, and we feared her vocal cords might run out…
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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn's "Go Hard": The Oakland-Bred Rapper Tries on Mallrat Pop

Kreayshawn's "Go Hard": The Oakland-Bred Rapper Tries on Mallrat Pop

After a rather malnutritious return to the spotlight with "Breakfast," Kreayshawn, the Oakland-bred waif who sorta raps, is back today with a new video for "Go Hard," the second single off her upcoming full-length debut, Somethin 'Bout Kreay. So how…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Rapper Chippy Nonstop on Getting Kicked Out of Clubs and Her Dedication to Lay's Potato Chips

Bay Rapper Chippy Nonstop on Getting Kicked Out of Clubs and Her Dedication to Lay's Potato Chips

Chippy Nonstop would like to be sponsored by Lays. Specifically, she would happily get a Flamin' Hot Lays tattoo if the brand came on board and sponsored her lifestyle. If you've been following Chippy's moves of late, you'll know…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Spiritualized brought its psychedelic assault to the Fillmore, and some fans couldn't quite take it: One person passed out, a couple got into a nasty fight near the bar, and one lady hiding out in the bathroom just…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Things To Sort of Like About Kreayshawn's "Breakfast (Syrup)"

Five Things To Sort of Like About Kreayshawn's "Breakfast (Syrup)"

In the video for new single "Breakfast (Syrup)" Kreayshawn the rapping eyelash awakens to find her kitchen taken over by raucous youngsters bathing each other in syrup while attempting to cook pancakes. She promptly joins the party and, with the…
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Music, All Shook Down Kreayshawn Drops Video for "Breakfast" (ft. 2 Chainz), Announces Debut Album Release Date

Kreayshawn Drops Video for "Breakfast" (ft. 2 Chainz), Announces Debut Album Release Date

It's been almost a year to the day since Kreayshawn set YouTube aflame with her ridiculously successful "Gucci Gucci" video, and after a period of relative recorded silence, the Oakland-bred video director has emerged with two videos in collaboration with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Facebook Drama-Avoidance Tips for the Recently Dumped

Facebook Drama-Avoidance Tips for the Recently Dumped

Two of my good friends recently broke up, which in and of itself is fine. But thanks to Facebook, we now have another problem. The girl half wants me to defriend the boy half of the now ex-couple out of…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Smart Aleck with Rhymes

A Smart Aleck with Rhymes

The first thing K.Flay did after returning from South By Southwest was go to the Oakland farmer's market with her mom. When she talks about her shopping trip, K.Flay — the rapping alter ego of 27-year-old Kristine Flaherty — casually…
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Music, Finding the Yay Area: Local Artists Pull a Few Surprises at South by Southwest

Finding the Yay Area: Local Artists Pull a Few Surprises at South by Southwest

Rapping Oakland spliff-nymph Kreayshawn played at South by Southwest, and it wasn't a disaster. It wasn't embarrassing. It wasn't a joke. Her 20-minute set actually felt like a success. Which was quite an achievement considering the factors working against her:…
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Music, All Shook Down V-Nasty's <i>Doin' Numbers</i>: Abrasive, Odious -- and Totally Enjoyable

V-Nasty's Doin' Numbers: Abrasive, Odious -- and Totally Enjoyable

V-Nasty entered 2012 with the stench of BAYTL all over her. A collaboration with her favorite rapper, Gucci Mane, the mixtape was received by critics as hip-hop's sloppiest shit-sandwich in a while. The Bay's V-Nasty and Atlanta's Gucci may have…
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