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 hot Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz. She makes a cameo on his "Murder," while he repays the favor on her "Breakfast (Syrup)" -- the first single off of Kreayshawn's debut album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay, which is scheduled for an Aug. 14 release.
Kreayshawn in the "Breakfast" video
Director Alex Nazari, who's helmed several videos for 2 Chainz and other up-and-coming rappers like Tyga and Travis Porter, crafts appropriately dark and bloody scenes for "Murder," including the use of some pretty medieval-looking weapons, but keeps it on the cute and kitschy line instead of devolving into Saw-style torture porn. Neither 2 Chainz or Kreayshawn are at their most nimble lyrically, but both take convincing turns embodying the dark side.
The "Murder" video was quickly followed up today by Kreayshawn's self-directed video for "Breakfast (Syrup)," a ditty that features 2 Chainz and finds the pair exploring a shared love of codeine over a messy pancake breakfast. As in previous Kreay-led works, the visuals outstrip the vocals, with more eye candy than ear candy:
Kreayshawn and 2 Chainz are currently scheduled to both drop their albums on the same day, Aug. 14. Kreayshawn's Somethin 'Bout Kreay will be released on Columbia Records while 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story will drop on Def Jam.