Somethin' 'Bout Kreay received very mixed reviews from music critics. Apart from the singles, which received positive reviews while Gucci Gucci was even critically acclaimed, most of the other tracks were criticized and panned by critics.
Somethin' 'Bout Kreay received very mixed reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 42, based on 14 reviews, which indicates "generally average reviews". Uncut referred to this term saying "Thanks to her Valley Girl charisma and omnivorous sexual gaze she mostly succeeds." Uncut gave also a positive review with 6 of 10 rating.Rolling Stone extolled the long player, too, by giving it also a 3 of 5 points rating and furthermore telling "The Oakland MC's debut explores her skill at giving hormonally bonkers post-Odd Future shock rap a bratty, ashtray-Madonna spin."
On the other side Carrie Battan of Pitchfork rated the album only 3 out of 10 points and explained "Somethin' Bout Kreay could very well be her first and last." At large the production was praised receiving mostly critically acclaim and the fun factor on the record was commended while the lyrics were criticized generally. So NME appealed to them by a 5 of 10 stars rating, saying "Over 13 tracks, though, Kreay's 'thing' wears waaay thin." A negative review came from Under The Radar who said "It's a pop album of awful pop music."
Somethin' 'Bout Kreay debuted at number 112 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 3,900 copies. The physical copy of the album was only sold at Hot Topic, a fact that's probably linked with its poor commercial success. Kreayshawn joked about its weak sales on her Instagram several times.