Anybody who has found their way to YouTube in recent weeks would have found her impossible to miss.
Now a featured visual on the video sharing site, she has now generated a total of 61, 103 subscribers and a whopping 14 million views for her first video for the now viral hit ‘Gucci Gucci’.Array
Rising from the artistically rich San Francisco Bay, she has become one of the world’s fastest rising stars.
Armed with a braggadociously ‘based’ sound and an almost uniform like Retro Hood-Glam swagger, her name and annoyingly catchy sound have now become subject to polarized opinion.
Some love her, and others love her less but one thing all can agree on is the fact that she now become inescapable to anyone paying close attention to Pop Culture’s ever changing climate.
So exactly what is it about Kreayshawn that has everyone buzzing?
In what has proven to be an undeniable fact time and time again, Caucasian artists who have embraced what were originally the black dominated genres of Hip Hop and R&B have often been regarded by the press as platinum coins in a box full of silvers.
Much to the contempt of their darker skinned counterparts and fans of these genres who feel their favorite acts have been shortchanged by an underlyingly prejudice buying public.
This fact lies at the heart of the entertainer’s criticism, with many of her naysayers putting her meteoric popularity down to the color of her skin.
However, in an age where race has become an irrelevant factor in the context of many an entertainer, many would argue that this criticism is just a lazy excuse spawned by bitter commentators who find the concept of an artist like her too difficult to swallow.
Infuriated that she has the cheek to be white, female and a Rapper all at the same time.
Though she may lack Jean Grae‘s lyrical skill and Nicki Minaj‘s star quality and innovation, Ms.Gucci Gucci is an undeniable breath of fresh air in a genre of music which has always found it hard to embrace variety.
Critical of any performer who refuses to fit the mold of what it means to be a ‘real‘ Hip Hop act.