Gucci Gucci" is the lead single from American rapper Kreayshawn's debut studio album, (2012). It was released on June 14, 2011 by Somethin' 'Bout Kreay Columbia Records.
The song was
produced by DJ Two Stacks, who added the high hats and Adeptus. It contains a sample of another Kreayshawn song, "Bumpin Bumpin". "Gucci Gucci" peaked at number 57 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The hip hop track was also a hit in Belgium, and charted on hip hop charts in the United Kingdom. A remix was released featuring British rapper Giggs. By 2012, the single had been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Background and composition [ edit ]
The single gained popularity after being uploaded on her
YouTube channel on May 16, 2011, the song garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube in a little over two weeks. In the song she proclaims her disdain for wearing designer brands such as [1 ] Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Prada The song's success was able to get her a record deal with [2 ] Columbia Records. [3 ]
Kreayshawn wrote the song with American rapper and
ghostwriter Anthony "Speak!" Negrete. In an August 2011 interview with Rebecca Haithcoat from Negrete brought it to the attention of the world that he had not been paid LA Weekly royalties for his contributions. [4 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
Touré commented on the song: "The song basically attacks a central tenet of hip-hop: Many rappers embrace labelism as part of their celebration of upward mobility as well as a postmodern sentiment that you are the brands you wear." He also said that the song had " childishly simple rhyme patterns" such as "I’m lookin’ like Madonna, but I’m flossin’ like Ivana." James Montgomery of [5 ] MTV ranked "Gucci Gucci" 23rd of his top 25 songs of 2011. The song was remixed by American rapper [6 ] Lil Wayne for his mixtape . The song is also ranked in Pitchfork's The Top 100 Tracks of 2011 and many other publications. Sorry 4 the Wait [7 ]
MTV 25 Best Songs of 2011
Pitchfork The Top 100 Tracks of 2011
Complex The 25 Best Songs of 2011
Popmatters The 75 Best Songs of 2011
Music video [ edit ]
music video was directed by Joseph Zentil of Strange Customs. The video features cameo appearances from former White Girl Mob member Lil Debbie, rapper Speak!, as well as Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Left Brain of Odd Future.
Commercial performance [ edit ]
On the week of July 30, 2011, the song debuted on the
chart at number 83. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs [11 ] It also debuted at number 82 on the [12 ] on the week ending August 13, 2011. Billboard Hot 100 [13 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
DJ Two Stacks
(Two Stacks Remix)
DJ Two Stacks
( Giggs Remix)
DJ Two Stacks
DJ Two Stacks
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kreayshawn Explains the Creative Process behind "Gucci Gucci" and why her music can't be classified
^ Kreayshawn drops 'Gucci Gucci' video - baltimoresun.com
^ ‘Gucci Gucci’ Rapper Kreayshawn Inks Deal with Columbia Records
^ "Meet Speak, Who Co-Wrote Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci. "" LA Weekly. 2011-10-31 . Retrieved . 2011-11-02
^ Touré (December 25, 2011). "Challenging Hip-Hop’s Masculine Ideal". The New York Times. pp. AR18.
^ Montgomery, James (December 13, 2011). "Beyonce, Britney Spears And More: 25 Best Songs Of 2011". MTV News . Retrieved . December 25, 2011
^ a b Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2011 | Features | Pitchfork
^ Beyonce, Britney Spears And More: 25 Best Songs Of 2011 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
^ 9. Kreayshawn "Gucci Gucci" — The 25 Best Songs of 2011 | Complex
^ The 75 Best Songs of 2011 | PopMatters
^ Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs – 25 July « Creative Disc – Music Weblog
^ "Britney Spears Bounds Into Hot 100's Top 10, LMFAO Still No. 1". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 2011-08-03 . Retrieved . 2011-08-03
^ "Gucci Gucci - EP". iTunes. September 2011.
^ " Ultratop.be – Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
^ " Archive Chart: 11-09-24" UK R&B Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 11-09-24" UK Singles Chart.
^ Grein, Paul (7 September 2011). "Week Ending Sept. 4, 2011. Songs: Adele's Back On Top". Yahoo! Chart Watch. new.music.yahoo.com . Retrieved . 7 September 2011
^ "American single certifications – Kreyshawn – Gucci Gucci". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . October 19, 2012 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ . iTunes.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
External links [ edit ]