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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kreyshawn the Class Warrior Returns to Hate on Cokehead Bitches in "Rich Whores"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Kreayshawn, class warrior?
  • Kreayshawn, class warrior?

The first listen was rip-our-fingernails-out awful, but about halfway through our second tour of today's new Kreayshawn single, "Rich Whores," we unwittingly found ourselves rooting for it. Really. And we didn't feel too good about that either -- until it hit us that once again, this Columbia-signed white girl controversy magnet from Oakland has made a fat splash by talking funny shots at rich people.

It's about time for a little sassy class warfare in hip-hop, don't ya think? "Rich Whores," the follow-up to the anti-high-fashion breakout "Gucci, Gucci," takes on coke-sniffing privileged females who shop at thrift stores to look cool. (Kreayshawn, for the record, seems to approve of and/or delight in marijuana as her drug of choice.) And yeah, the rhyming is iffy --

I fuckin' hated school

but I loved my Trapper Keeper

That's where I kept my work

Go ahead and ask my teacher

-- the beats are swaggering, maximalist, and obvious; her vocal tone is shrill and too obnoxious not to be intentionally ear-haranguing. Yeah, yeah, it's Kreayshawn. But this track sticks somehow. It's a cheap diss statement you just can't get out of your head. Whether it's "good" is a debate we can have later -- right now, let's agree that it is at least effective.

Go to Kreayshawn's website to trade an e-mail for an MP3 of "Rich Whores."

In other Kreayshawn news: She's planning a show Aug. 25 at Slim's, and if you buy a ticket early, you get a custom-to-that-venue T-shirt. She's also directing a Red Hot Chili Peppers video. Crazy what overnight fame brings, huh?

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