Kreayshawn Asks Fans Not to Stream ‘Gucci Gucci’

This week, Gen Z discovered the 2011 brat rap anthem “Gucci Gucci,” sparking a wave of nostalgia for the late MySpace-era’s musical landscape, speculation about how popular it would be on TikTok if it came out today and raising Kreayshawn stans from the dead. But while the track is getting some much deserved love, the song’s resurgence has also resurfaced some bad memories for the Oakland rapper.

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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THE FUCKKKKK…PUT SOME RESPECT ON KREAYSHAWN’S NAME https://t.co/V6J4GYvYM6 — 👹 (@👹)1595297580.0

In a series of tweets posted yesterday, Kreayshawn asked people to not stream or buy “Gucci Gucci” revealing that she gets no royalties and is apparently $800K in debt to Sony.

P.S Don’t buy Gucci Gucci or stream it. I get 0$ and I’m in debt to sony for 800k. Stream or by my new project ;p… https://t.co/wYtPgODt4Z — TATU REMIX (@TATU REMIX)1595307383.0
Can stan twitter stream me out of my Sony debt? If you can plz do 🥴🆗 — TATU REMIX (@TATU REMIX)1595314225.0

The artist instead directed people to a few recent projects including her EP, T.O.B.M. (True Oakland Black Metal), and her Bail Out Vol. 2 compilation that benefits the NAACP. She also linked her followers a variety of petitions and charities aimed at help BIPOC, the LGBTQ+ community and defunding the police.

Kreayshawn didn’t go into too much detail about ins and outs of the contract or how she ended up in so much debt because of it, but she did open up the call to any lawyers that were willing to give the deal a second look. Given that “Gucci Gucci” predates the streaming era, there’s likely a good case for renegotiating the terms anyway.

There’s even a mention of PHONOGRPAHS lmao! — TATU REMIX (@TATU REMIX)1595385825.0

Kreayshawn isn’t the only artist speaking out about getting screwed over by the music industry as of late. Azealia Banks and Mykki Blanco both have recently spoken out about unfair deals that have resulted in them never being paid for some of their biggest tracks.

Last week, Azealia Banks urged her fans not to stream her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste, sharing emails exchanged between her and Prospect Park head, Jeff Kwatinetz, whom she alleges cheated her out of all the revenue from that record through a lopsided deal. Blanco earlier this week called out Universal for avoiding her management’s emails and failing to pay for her work on Teyana Taylor’s “WTP,” that resulted in a Twitter spat with Taylor.

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It’s heartbreaking to hear artists who have been responsible for some of the biggest underground hits from the past decade were never fairly compensated for them, but it does expose the exploitative nature of the music industry and how abusive that system can be to new artists, and especially artists of color.

Following her post about “WTP,” Blanco did finally receive payment from Universal for her work. However, it shouldn’t take a public shaming for labels to do the right thing. Until we can get a radial overhaul of streaming royalties, album deals and provide artists with the resources they need, don’t stream “Gucci Gucci.”

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Doja Cat Has Entered the Chat

Lana Del Rey wrecked everyone’s morning of concentration with a long Instagram post firing back at a decade of criticism that her music “glamorizes abuse,” and taking perplexing shots at seven other women in pop.

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“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse??????” she wrote.

The post has over 92,000 comments. Doja Cat was the first of the named pop girls to hop in the ring. “Gang sunk that dunker” she commented on the post, via PopCrave (the comment was quickly deleted). What does it mean to sunk a dunker you ask? No one knows. At first, Doja appeared to be siccing her fans on Lana, however commenters say it’s a basketball reference that means “points were made.” Is Doja here for Lana’s critique of the music industry?

Doja changed her handle to “Gang” and repeated the phrase as a fill-in-the-blank on Twitter.

Fans don’t seem to know what she means either, but they’ll sunk any dunker Doja requests.





Even if it wasn’t a warcry, her fans didn’t need one. The Beyhive, Bardigang, Barbz, Arianators, Camilizers, and Kehlani’s fans (god bless) were already armed. It remains to be seen: will the other girls jump in the chat?

The reaction people really wanted was Azealia Banks. She and Del Rey famously beefed over Lana’s opinion on Kanye’s MAGA hat selfie, prompting the “Summertime Sadness” singer to threaten: “I won’t not fuck you the fuck up.” The rapper began trending almost immediately this morning alongside Del Rey’s post.

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Azealia Banks – 8 REF Lyrics

Play this song

You are now listening to a Rihanna exclusive
And now that I have your attention
Attent needed

Psychosomatic, addict, insane
Psychosomatic, addict, insane

Fly with me through space and time through the constellations Light your life! Bet the sight’ll leave you starry eyed – in my mind, Imma let you in
Fly with me through space and time through the constellations Light your life! Bet the sight’ll leave you starry eyed – in my mind, Imma let you in
Fly with me through space and time through the constellations Light your life! Bet the sight’ll leave you starry eyed – in my mind, Imma let you in
Wanna let you in
Imma let you in
Imma let you in
Imma let you in

I am so free
I am so free
I am so free
I am so free

So glad to have you here

Fly with me through space and time through the constellations Light your life! Bet the sight’ll leave you starry eyed
I’m so glad that I have you here
That I have you here
Glad that I have you here

My only thing is to find myself and live my live from my heart and my soul and that’s the message I want little girls to get from me, I want them to know that that’s the only way they’ll ever be happy

Gonna let you in
Imma let you in
Gonna let you hear
Gonna let you-

Gonna let you hear
I’m gonna let you hear

I am so free
You can’t take it away
I am so free
I am so free, yeah

PRhyme – Rock It

[Intro: DJ Premier scratches]
You know I come around and rock it
I said Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh!
PRhyme, word up
You know I come around and rock it
They saying Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh!
You know I come around and rock it
Word up

[Verse 1: Royce Da 5’9"]
I write for Sean Price and Dilla, my mic is Thriller
My ratchet blows, it’s trappin’ souls like Bryson Tiller
They sprayed the crib, left lead in the awnings
And that’s the very thing that gets me out the bed in the mornin’
I got the bread in the corner, got my career in the sauna
I got no fear of dishonor, I bled and lived through trauma
First the Fat Boys break up, then Bow Wow retires
And now y’all disrespectin’ the King
I come there with the street sweepers for niggas
Claimin’ they doin’ dirt and get to just disinfectin’ the scene
I’m what you call the epitomizer of gettin’ dark, I will spit a geyser
That’ll get these guys on the charts to fit a liger of bars
I’m feelin’ like the diamond on the permanent throne
Weed like the Qu’ran, burn it, you can get stoned
It’s smellin’ like a megaphone in the coupe
Go in the two with extra zone in the booth, flow in the tool
The headphones, the microphone and the new poems approve
I’m the best to ever progress on the measured, metronome in the loop
All I can do is turn your sister to my all-night masseuse
Zonin’ to Gu’, this is my moment of truth

[Chorus: Royce Da 5’9"]
Can I rock it? Yes, you can
Now, can I rock it? Yes, you can
If she pretty, I’ma come around your city
I’ma hunt her down, I’ma hit it, I’ma come around and rock it
Can I rock it? Yes, you can
Now, can I rock it? Yes, you can
Anytime I come around your city, I’m gon’ burn it down
Venue after venue, I’ma come around and rock it

[Interlude: DJ Premier scratches]
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
Word up
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
Word up

[Verse 2: Royce Da 5’9"]
Now, first the Dipset split up, then Azealia Banks leave twitter
And now you niggas hatin’ on Nickel
I just been the same standup nigga since the day I came in this game
And I just come in here to stay til’ I’m crippled
I’ma combination of Kane, G-Rap, Reggie Noble, and James
Who still has Ashanti and Kelly Rowland in dreams
They tried to blackball me, but couldn’t, I was too fuckin’ good
They tried to run me out of my city, I was too fuckin’ hood
So, all I’m tryin’ to say (say) to artists tryin’ to kill me is
"Hey! Even Patron had to stand in line and wait"
This is God’s work handcrafted by karma
I’ma always be here laughin’ and clownin’, last til’ I promise
And last but not least, I’ma finally retire my dad
From that post office, and that’s on my mama
I live my life for my girls and my boys
I took my soul back from the devil, now the world can enjoy it

[Chorus: Royce Da 5’9"]
Can I rock it? Yes, you can
Now, can I rock it? Yes, you can
If she pretty, I’ma come around your city
I’ma hunt her down, I’ma hit it, I’ma come around and rock it
Can I rock it? Yes, you can
Now, can I rock it? Yes, you can
Anytime I come around your city, I’m gon’ burn it down
Venue after venue, I’ma come around and rock it

[Outro: DJ Premier scratches]
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
Word up
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
You know I come around and rock it
Word up