This week: The 21-year-old rapper and music video director from Oakland, CA, whose clip for "Gucci Gucci" became a breakout viral sensation. Kreayshawn, who just signed to Columbia Records as a solo act and also performs with the group White Girl Mob, is nominated for Best New Artist at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards.
"'Maggot Brain' by Funkadelic. George Clinton expresses so many different feelings in this song. It represents how to convey feelings through music."
"100% Ginuwine by Ginuwine. I love every single song on that album."
FAVORITE NEW ARTISTS:
"Miami rapper Spaceghostpurp. He's got a refreshing new sound."
"Tumblr. You can just get lost in it. Down the rabbit hole..."
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
"Storage Wars. It's cool to see what they are going to get when those doors open."
"City of God. It's beautifully shot and has an amazing story. I'm also fascinated by Brazilian culture."
"Brazilian food. I love Brazilian buffets!"
FAVORITE WAY TO PASS TIME ON THE ROAD:
"I like playing my Tamagotchi and Game Boy. They take me back to the old days when times were more simple."
"My cats Kitty and Choppa. I used to have a favorite dog, too, a pit-bull named Akuji."
FAVORITE MANTRA/QUOTE/PIECE OF ADVICE:
"It be like that sometimes because it really just be like that."
"My favorite lie was the online rumor that Bruce Willis was my uncle. That's hilarious."
"The Kardashians. There is always something to read about them. Whether it's true or false they always have something interesting going on."
FAVORITE PLACE TO ESCAPE:
"My mind. It's intricately woven with imagination."
WATCH: Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"