Lil Debbie

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Not to be confused with Little Debbie.
Lil Debbie
Lil Debbie on March 14, 2013.jpg
Lil Debbie on March 14, 2013
Background information
Birth name Jordan Capozzi
Born February 2, 1990 (1990-02-02) (age 24)
Albany, California, U.S.
Genres Hip-hop
Occupations Rapper, model, fashion designer
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts White Girl Mob (Kreayshawn, V-Nasty), RiFF RaFF
Website lildebbie.org

Jordan Capozzi (born February 2, 1990), better known by her stage name Lil Debbie is an American recording artist, model and fashion designer.[1] She is best known as being a part of the defunct group White Girl Mob with rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty.

Early life[edit]

Lil Debbie was raised in Oakland, California.[2][3] She is of Italian descent and has a dual Italian and American citizenship.[4] After graduating high school, she went on to study fashion design at FIDM.[5] Later, she dropped out due to "having too much homework." When she was 15 years old, she met Kreayshawn and V-Nasty who she had been friends with, before having issues with Kreayshawn during the time period in which their rap group White Girl Mob was active until eventually getting kicked out and dropping the friendship with Kreayshawn in late September; however, she has since had contact with V-Nasty and they remain good friends to this day.[5] She was an only child and spent a lot of her time hanging with the two and considered them as her 'sisters'.[2] The three later went on to create the group White Girl Mob.

Music career[edit]

In 2011, Debbie appeared in the music video for Kreayshawn’s debut single 'Gucci Gucci' which received more than 46 million views on YouTube as May 24, 2014.

In September 2011, it was reported that Debbie got kicked out of the White Girl Mob due to being disloyal to the others.[6] Debbie stated miscommunication and misunderstandings in the group were the main reasons for her departure. Debbie later stated she didn't have much input in the group and she was just following the others' decisions.[2]

In 2012, Debbie teamed up with Houston rapper RiFF RaFF. The two released a number of songs together, including 'SQUiRT', 'Brain Freeze' & 'Michelle Obama' (aka Presidential Tint). The videos for 'SQUiRT', '2-Cups', & 'Gotta Ball' (with V-Nasty) became viral successes, each gaining over 1,000,000 views on YouTube and the success of the songs helped to catapult her career.[1][5] On October 27, 2012, Debbie released her single 'Michelle Obama' (aka Presidential Tint). The official music video, directed by Maxwell Albert, was released on YouTube on November 6. Eliot Glazer from Vulture went to compare it to Kreayshawn’s breakthrough.[7] Her newest single, "I Do it" featuring K00LJOHN was released in February 2013.

On October 22, 2013, Debbie released her first EP Queen D, which includes three original songs and two remixes.[5][8] In November 2013, she went on her first US tour.[4] A mixtape, titled California's Sweetheart, was set for release in the summer of 2013, but has been since delayed and it was eventually released on March 25, 2014 as her second EP.[9]

Inspiration[edit]

Debbie states that she finds her fashion inspiration in "anything and everything" - including colors, patterns, fabrics, people and places. Apart from hip-hop, she listens to many different genres of music such as blues and southern rock.[4] She is also influenced by the diverse cultures of the Bay Area, where she grew up.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

EP title Details
Queen D
California Sweetheart
California Sweetheart Pt. 2

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Brain Freeze"
(with RiFF RAFF) [13]
2013 Non-album singles
"Gotta Ball"
(with V-Nasty) [14]
"Michelle Obama"
(with RiFF RaFF) [15]
"I Do it"
(with K00LJOHN)
"Ratchets" [16] Queen D
"Bake a Cake" [17]
"$lot Machine" [9] 2014 California Sweetheart
"Work the Middle" California Sweetheart Pt. 2
"On Sight" [18]
(feat. MPA Shitro & Jay Owens)

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Brain Freeze" with RiFF RaFF [13] 2012 Grizz Lee
"Squirt" with RiFF RaFF Max Albert
"2 Cups" with Dolla Bill Gates
"Gotta Ball" with V-Nasty
"Michelle Obama" with RiFF RaFF
"Ratchets" 2013 J.B. Ghuman, Jr
"I Do It" Dave Canon
"The Illest" features Lil Debbie Mike Clattenburg
"Bake a Cake" Joe Dietsch
"Bitches" Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson
"$lot Machine" 2014 Grizz Lee
"Work the Middle" Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson
"On Sight" feat. MPA Shitro & Jay Owens Lil Debbie[18]

Non-single collaborations and other music[edit]

  • Had Her First (with MSGETACTIVE, Deezy Dolla, and V-Nasty) - released October 11, 2012
  • Supa High (with K00LJ0HN) - released April 20, 2013
  • Rare (with Bobby Brackins) - released July 16, 2013
  • Plugged (with SD) - released March 16, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Style And Swag: Lil’ Debbie Raps and Smiles". I Heart Comix. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Interview: Lil Debbie". Karmaloop. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  3. ^ Insanul Ahmed (May 31, 2011). "Who Is Kreayshawn? Her DJ Lil Debbie". Complex. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lil Debbie - About". Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  5. ^ a b c d Kelsey Whipple (October 17, 2013). "Lil Debbie Is Ready For Her Private Jet". LA Weekly. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Insanul Ahmed (2011-12-13). "On Lil Debbie & Why She Got Kicked Out of White Girl Mob". Complex. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  7. ^ Eliot Glazer (2012-08-11). "Is LiL' Debbie the New Kreayshawn, and Do We Even Want That?". Vulture. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Queen D". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  9. ^ a b Erika Ramirez (March 10, 2014). "Lil Debbie Premieres 'Slot Machine' Song, Talks 'California Sweetheart' EP: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/queen-d-ep/id720824481
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/california-sweetheart-ep/id836902158
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/california-sweetheart-pt.-2/id898866069
  13. ^ a b "Brain Freeze – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  14. ^ "Gotta Ball – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  15. ^ "Michelle Obama (feat. Riff Raff) – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Ratchets - Single by Lil Debbie". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/queen-d-ep/id720824481 Queen D - EP. iTunes.
  18. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw8eyUnpg4g

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