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 a consummate failure after selling fewer than 4,000 copies in the first ... More >>
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 going in hard on Kreayshawn. The woman born Vanessa ... More >>
Bay-by-way-of-L.A. these days, V-Nasty and Lil Debbie have just teamed up to drop a video for a two-minute song called "Gotta Ball," a little ditty about syrup-sippin' and cash-flippin' (and no, we're not trying to audition for the White Girl Mob). It's an improvement over past efforts for both ladi ... More >>
Lil Debbie, the exiled stylist and sidekick from Kreayshawn's White Girl Mob, has busted out on her own -- sorta. She's paired up with Riff Raff, a cornrowed dude from Los Angeles who first popped up on the second season of the Jamie Foxx-produced VH1 reality series From G's to Gents, for a song and ... More >>
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 enjoyed a few larks in the studio while making the rec ... More >>
From the latest issue of SF Weekly:
V Nasty, as She Wanna Be: "He got shot." Blunt but with a quiver in her voice, V-Nasty recalls the day her best friend died in her arms. The grisly incident happened on Coolidge Avenue in Oakland, when the rapper born Vanessa Reece was 15 years old. An East Oakla ... More >>
Lil Debbie and Kreayshawn in better days.It was barely seven months ago when we watched three young, skinny white girls storm San Francisco's SOM Bar -- oh, and the whole Internet -- with a catchy song about the perils of flaunting designer labels. But now the White Girl Mob appears to be on ... More >>
Christopher VictorioYour New Year's Eve date?
Alright, let's talk: How many of you thought, when "Gucci Gucci" dropped in May, that we'd still be talking about Kreayshawn and the White Girl Mob by the middle of September?
We're imaging no one out there's raising your hands -- and that's what ... More >>
Christopher VictorioV-Nasty at Slim's last week.
It's the summer of the N-word controversy in the music world -- due mostly to the rise of Kreayshawn and the Oakland-repping White Girl Mob, whose V-Nasty says it and doesn't care what you think. (Or maybe she does -- some are saying she may st ... More >>
On his new song "Swag," rapper, producer, and Mississippi native David Banner mocks a criminally overused word and the cultural practices that fall under it. Banner affects a sneering tone and an uncharacteristically simple, whoop-punctuated beat for "Swag." Both are reminiscent of Berkeley s ... More >>
Ben Venom's "Don't Wake Me Lucifer" -- exhibit opens tonight at YBCA.
See Ben Venom's heavy metal quilt tonight at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We'll say that again: Heavy. Metal. Quilt. [The Bold Italic]
The Chronicle weighs in on the rise of Kreayshawn and the White Girl Mob. [SF Gate] ... More >>
Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" is 2011's most divisive rap song. It's seen the leader of the White Girl Mob subjected to a cascade of commentary about her lyrics, her image, and her place in hip-hop -- although DJ Two Stacks' contribution to the "Gucci Gucci" phenomenon has gone largely overlook ... More >>
The rapper herself.
During a five-day promotional stay in New York City earlier this month, a cab driver ran over Kreayshawn's foot. The unceremonious snub came after the Bay Area-raised rapper spent her time in NYC taking meetings, granting interviews, posing for photos, dealing with 100 deg ... More >>