By Lyndsey Jimenez
Admit it, you Gucci Gucci’d your way through 2011 and got at least a teensy bit excited when you heard the queen of white girl crunk was releasing a full-length studio album this year. Somethin ‘Bout Kreay dropped Sept. 18, and is the debut album for Oakland-based rapper Kreayshawn.
Overall, the album is an autotuned shitshow, but there are definitely some high points. For one, the girl – as white-girl-ghetto as anyone can get – is catchy. You have to hand it to her, opening song “Blasé Blasé” will surely become the frat party anthem within the next couple of weeks, and the sleezy guys of Sig Ep will be calling to freshmeat freshmen, in the classy words of Kreay, “HEY LADIES, GET GASSIN’!”
Aside from being so damn catchy, Kreay really has given us an album to dance to. Even the most stuck-up of music snobs can’t deny that. No one really expects lyrical genius from someone who goes by “Kreayshawn,” but there is at least hope for some feel-good beats. In that sense, our girl has not disappointed us. By collaborating with Kid Cudi and the relatively unknown V-Nasty, she attempts to give her usual listeners a bit of depth. Kreay’s idea of a ballad, “BFF (BEST FRIEND),” really drives this concept home by covering the true hardships of friendship and crushing on your best friend. Even rappers have trouble just “goin’ to the movies” or “rollin’ doobies” with someone they want to call more than a friend.
While the main demographic seems to be stoners and sorority girls who jammed to “Gucci Gucci,” final song “Luv Haus” is definitely something you’d hear in the most mainstream of hipster meccas: Urban Outfitters. Unfortunately, that fact alone essentially solidifies Kreay’s presence in both the music world and the real world. Whether we like it or not, Kreay is here to stay.
The truth is, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay is so bad it’s good. I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars.