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

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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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SanFrancisco Rap Artist Sellassie speaks on the word “N#gga” and it’s use byNon-Blacks and Blacks in America.



Socio-political Rap Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur Sellassie is no stranger to controversy.  As a lyric from his previous record, I’mTryin’ To Make A Livn’ Not A Killin’ states; “I disturb to increase thepeace.”  He can be seen at most anti-warrallys, youth empowerment events and on the front line in police brutalityissues.  This artist cares about hiscommunity and speaks from the heart with his music and thru his movement.   In response of the current state of rapmusic and pop culture, Sellassiefelt compelled to share with the world his stance on the use of the word “N#gga”and its use by non-blacks and blacks in America.



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Kimi, you are so right.  I will add to your comment that the other reason the SF Weekly is supporting her is because she is from the Bay Area.  It is embarrassing for us more than anything else.  Why not focus on artists who actually have talent to offer.  


mac dre is dead...took talent with him...


"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."

you realize that it IS okay, not to like this poor quality music, right?really. stop trying SO HARD to like this drivel and be proud to have some sort of standard for what gets played into your brain.does sf weekly really want to be "hip" so bad that you guys are actually willing to literally force yourselves to listen to all the cool music the 16 year olds are listening to?


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