Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kreayshawn: Videographer

Biography: Natassia Gail Zolot, better known by her stage name Kreayshawn, born September 24, 1989 in Oakland, California, United States, is an American hip hop singer-songwriter and up-and-coming music video director who rose to fame in 2011 with the release of her single, "Gucci Gucci". 

According to the Gucci Gucci Songfacts, the video generated nearly three million views in its first three weeks and led to a $1 million recording contract with Columbia Records In June 2011.

Left to Right: Elka "Kitten Kaboodle" Zolot*- guitar Tina "Boom Boom" Lucchesi – drums
Dannielle "Lead Pedal" Pimm - bass

The daughter of Elka Zolot, former member of the San Francisco garage-punk band The Trashwomen, Kreayshawn grew up in East Oakland. She attended several high schools but never graduated. She also attended Berkeley Digital Film Institute on scholarship, but never finished the program.

She has directed videos for rapper Lil B, and had directed a music video for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "I'm With You". 

However the RHCP nixed the video stating in an interview with Slava Kuperstein at HIPHOP DX, “We had one sort of failed attempt at making a video for this song, which was indoors and just kind of dark and dank and not really fun or anything."

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