Aidin Vaziri | Kreayshawn, the petite Oakland rapper who got everyone worked up this summer with her crude rap single “Gucci Gucci” (27 million views and counting on YouTube), is coming home. The 22-year-old daughter of Elka Zolot, guitarist for San Francisco’s garage rock outfit the Trashwomen, is playing a New Year’s Eve show at the Regency Ballroom. Kreayshawn (born Natassia Gail Zolot) has a lot to celebrate – her skills behind the microphone landed her a reported $1 million deal with Sony, while her distinctive style put her on the cover of just about every trendy magazine on the racks. Her first full-length album is due next year.
Q: Are you really going to make an album?
A: What are you saying? You don’t think I’m going to make an album?
Q: I’m just saying it’s been a while since the single came out.
A: I toured for three or four months, and then I did hella press. It’s only this month that I’ve been able to get into the studio. Stop pressuring me.
Q: I’m not pressuring you. I just want to hear some more songs.
A: I have more songs. When I make them, I want to put them out, but I have to put them on the album. It’s finally getting to a number of songs where it’s going to be enough to make an album. I want to get them out because I want to shut everyone up.