Bandmating: Kreayshawn and L1L' D3BB13 (video)
by Lauren Tabak | July 28, 2011
Welcome to Bandmating, Rhapsody's new show where we put bandmates in the hot seat to test how well they know each other. In this episode, we've got swag-rap sensation Kreayshawn and an unusually effusive DJ LIL D3BB13 (Lil' Debbie) coming out about snacking, sleeping, singing and of course, makin' whoopie.
Bay Area rapper/filmmaker Kreayshawns aesthetic is as compelling as it is bizarre: she's like an escapee from the Mickey Mouse Club raised by hip-hop kids on the streets of Oakland. As evinced by her ridiculously addictive YouTube hit Gucci Gucci, she makes music that can be as goofy as Salt-n-Pepa's and as graphicas Tyler, the Creator's. If she can develop a sound with appeal outside the insular swag-rap community which Columbia Records, who recently signed her, is betting she can then we may be witnessing the birth of one of the most puzzling, controversial pop stars since Lady Gaga.
- Garrett Kamps