Review: Kreayshawn & the White Girl Mob

Ten days ago, before her “Gucci Gucci” video dropped, Kreayshawn was just another little-known rapping white girl YouTube sensation from Oakland.

1.2 million views later, she’s been all over the Internet, from an interview in GQ to interest from Snoop Dogg and Drake through Twitter. To say her first official performance was highly anticipated is an understatement.

The event, featuring Kreayshawn’s posse White Girl Mob, was held on Friday at a sold-out and packed SOM. The opening DJ played new hip hop bangers, heavy on the Gucci Mane, as the young, mixed crowd shuffled in, discussing how excited yet curious they were about the show. Around 11:50pm the hype man got on the mic to start it off, reminding us that this was the “who’s gonna sign them party” and record companies were abundantly present.

The openers, including rappers Erk da Jerk, Los Rakas, and Mistah Fab brought up the crowd’s energy as well as shouts for the main event. Kreayshawn, along with White Girl Mob’s other MC V-Nasty and supposed DJ Lil Debbie, danced along on stage during the opening acts, looking ready to perform but definitely new at the game.

The girls took center stage around 12:30am, decked out in hipster-meets-hood attire including huge gold earrings, vintage threads, and Kreayshawn in a Disney’s Goofy hat. They confidently sailed through the short tracks, most off of the recent Kittys x Choppas mixtape, with Kreayshawn as the clear leader, V-Nasty rapping along, and Lil Debbie bobbing her body to the music between them to the based, Jock Jams-esque tunes.

Despite constant mic interference, the DJ over-excitedly cutting out to hear the crowd sing along, and V-Nasty dropping the N-bomb like it was going out of style, the crowd stayed rowdy the entire performance, with hands in the air and constant shouts of “Swag.” Kreayshawn’s ability to entertain was sealed about seven songs in with her ode to Amy Winehouse, which had everyone singing along. Rapping her final and most popular song, “Gucci Gucci,” the crowd went wild and you could tell Kreayshawn knew she had done it; shown everyone in the house that she was clearly capable of keeping the magic alive beyond YouTube and that swag really is pumping out her ovaries. Give them a few more shows, they’ll smooth out the kinks, and a year from now have us blown that they’ve just now gotten their start in the mainstream.


  1. For you guys wondering what her live performance is like, here’s a video of her performing Gucci Gucci:

  2. Okay, I am just trying to understand this…white females, glorifying the hood. Where is their hood pass? Who told them they can walk around and act like they are from a place that they know they really couldn’t hang in? They probably thought it was cute to date a black guy and he took them to some friends house and now they think they are hood…Naw lil’ girls, you need to really live it in order to rep it…

  3. I didn’t even go to the show and I can only imagine what it was really like to be there. I did end up in LA on Monday and there they all were, kickin’ it at some famous DJ who just so happened to live next to door to the bbq i was invited to by a friend of a friend. long story short, our party got threatened by the liquor store around the corner (who didn’t actually sell liquor) to call the cops cause ‘somebody’ from ‘this party’ stole 2 bottles of corona out a six pack…

    I blame White Girl Mob for the hoob problems of the new working class generation.


  4. Are you serious? We were clearly not witnessing the same show. I heard boos and an angry crowd shouting “turn up the mic!” because it felt like they were lip-synching the whole thing. It would be an understatement to say it was one of the worst shows I’ve seen so far, and everyone

    in my proximity shared my disappointment (specially after seeing such energetic performers preceding them). The so-called DJ wasn’t even DJing in the booth, she was dancing the whole time. It is clear she only knows how to mix the tunes in a studio, yet isn’t even familiar with how to work a live event. You know what I think? That you are a friend of the group and that’s why you’re giving the event such a positive review, even though you know in your heart that the audience deserves their money back.

  5. um….underwhelming stage presence. representation of just how green they are.

    cute girls though.

  6. V nasty went pretty hard can’t lie

  7. “white girl mob” and “dropping the N-bomb like it was going out of style.”

    i’m just letting that sink in.

    i’d be totally embarrassed that i wrote about this with any type of excitement or enthusiasm.

    this is pure idiocy.

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