Profiles

Kreayshawn on how she deals with criticism

Kreayshawn (aka Natassia Zolot) got a video camera at age ten and started making and editing her own videos for several years before formally trying her hand at music. Although she's a high-school dropout, Kreayshawn landed a scholarship to study film at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute. During that time, she started making videos for artists based in and around San Francisco, including Lil B. In 2010, Kreayshawn began releasing her music to a wider audience, and her second single, the ultra-catchy "Gucci Gucci," became a surprise hit that spring.

See also: - Wednesday: Kreayshawn at the Fox Theatre, 12/5/12 - The week's five best concerts: 12/3-12/7 - I got a tattoo and accidentally affiliated myself with the East Oakland White Girl Mob

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.