Critical Praise for Kreayshawn:
“Her display of verbal mischief and swagger set her apart.” – Observer
“She’s probably closer than most of us to what future human beings will be like.” – GQ Magazine
“She’s at the center of a new hip-hop generation that pairs reckless creativity with online mythmaking and ignores theold rules about who you should be, what you should wear, and what you can become.” -SF Weekly
“Kreayshawn is a trendsetter in music, fashion, and the Internet and isn’t going anywhere but up.” – CBS News
“Kreayshawn has become a global obsession; she’s anything but boring.” – V Magazine
June 22, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY) Kreayshawn and BAPE® are excited to announce a collaboration which will bring Kreayshawn’sBaby Milo t-shirt to BAPE® stores around the globe. On June 23rd, exclusive limited edition t-shirts, designed by BAPE® for Kreayshawn, will be available for sale at the London flagship store and online starting at 6:30pm (UK). Following the t-shirt launch in London, Kreayshawn will perform at several music festivals in Norway, Belgium, France, England, Italy, Denmark, and Holland.
Kreayshawn and BAPE® first forged a relationship when Cipha Sounds introduced them to each other last year. “I’m so blessed to have a BAPE® collab. I love the fashion and culture this clothing line has always had behind it,” said Kreayshawn.
In addition to launching the t-shirt and album pre-order card promotion, Kreayshawn will host an exclusive in-store listening event at BAPE® London location on July 5th that will give fans a sneak peak of Somethin’ Bout Kreay. Invitations to the in-store event will be given exclusively with every tshirt purchase and fans can also enter to win invitations to the in-store. Details will be revealed on www.Kreayshawn.com and www.BAPE.com shortly.
Kreayshawn is also looking forward to performing at several forthcoming European festival dates. She’ll kick off her tour starting June 27th at the Hove Festival in Norway, and make stops in Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, and Holland, before winding down in London on July 8th at the Wireless Festival. Full dates and info can be found below.
Kreayshawn Tour Dates:
June 27th: Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
June 29th: Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
June 30th: Arras, France – Main Square Festival
July 2nd: Milan, Italy – Plastic Club (headlining)
July 3rd: Copenhagen, Denmark – Rust (headlining)
July 5th: London, United Kingdom -Yoyo (at Notting Hill Arts Club)
July 7th: Amsterdam, Holland – Pitch Festival
July 8th: London, United Kingdom – Wireless Festival
The Background on A Bathing Ape:
NB. Established in 1993 by NIGO® in the backstreets of Harajuku Tokyo, *A BATHING APE® has today become a super-power in it’s field. BAPE® as it is better known is one, is one of the most exclusive and iconic brands of it’s time – with NIGO® himself considered a pioneer in the luxury street wear market.
A BATHING APE® has grown into an international success story. After nineteen years, the label fits neatly into the tried-and-true bussiness model of most international and luxury brands. The success of the cult street wear phenomenon rest on a loyal fan base and obsessive following. It is not unfamiliar to see long lines of customers forming outside own branded stores, waiting through the night to secure limited edition pieces.
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A former film student at Berkeley Digital Film School who’s directed videos for the likes of Lil B and Soulja Boy and had her work praised by Diplo, The Weeknd, Drake, and others, Kreayshawn, a self-described rapper, DJ, director, swag-assassin, and under-cat, has quickly taken the music world by storm. Initially building buzz with the release of her “Bumpin’ Bumpin’” video, in mid-May, 2011, Kreayshawn released her video for “Gucci Gucci,” which frowns upon materialism and encourages individuality and self-expression. The video quickly took off, being viewed over 200,000 times in 48 hours and reaching one million views in just over a week. Kreayshawn has since signed with Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. Kreayshawn will release her debut album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay on August 14th, 2012 via Columbia Records.
About Columbia Records:
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
About Sony Music Entertainment:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.