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The music business can be very unforgiving at times. Newcomer Kreayshawn is starting to find that out.
After completely bombing during her freestyle on the Cosmic Kev show last week, the East Oakland rapper hit up New York City's Highline Ballroom for a show last night.
The Village Voice was in attendance and gave the show a pretty rough review.
Last night, the most exciting rapper to watch was the DJ, and he didn't even have a microphone. Kreayshawn wandered as if in the halls of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, left-foot, right-foot walking. She rapped as if on training wheels: "We'll put you in the trunk, the white girl trunk," over an invisible snap beat—a s***** trapeze artist without a net. Her shoulders were sunken, her chin hid her neck, blasé glazed over her eyes. Kreayshawn rapped like Silkk the Shocker, talking over her doubles at a different speed than they'd been recorded. She was most comfortable while lost in the scrum that was her finale, a dance party to "Saturday Love," joined by all of the other acts from the night as if it were a curtain call on Broadway. (When a girl threw her bra onstage, the sisters and their token Brother dove for it like it were a bouquet. V-Nasty curdled: "It's sweaty!" Kreayshawn wore it on her head.) Did I mention that she performed "Gucci Gucci" twice in a row? No? Oh. Well, that happened.
Looks like Kreayshawn still has a ways to go. To read the full Village Voice review go here.
Check out footage from the show below. The crowd seems to be really into it at least.