One big room full of bad bitches.
Yup, that summed it up for the White Girl Mob show in San Francisco. With so much hype over Kreayshawn‘s “Gucci Gucci” video, there was no doubt that the spot would be packed with swag. Being a Hundreds show, you already know that hundreds of folks will come through, but with White Girl Mob on the bill, then that math gets exponential. The crew’s got steeze in threes with members Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, and Lil Debbie, so multiply that by over one-an-a-half million You Tube views- and counting- plus thousands of Twitter followers, and you’ve got a serious viral epidemic.
White Girl Mob headlined the show at Som in the City across from the Town, the WGM’s stomping grounds, otherwise known as Oakland. It couldn’t have been a more perfect time for this performance, less than two weeks after the release of the video on YouTube and just right at that sweet spot when the buzz is fresh.
M.I.S.S. sat down to chat with Kreayshawn before sound check, and by the time we came back, the sidewalks were packed full of people just anxious to get in the doors. The show was sold out, but that didn’t stop people from trying to either hustle a ticket or cop one – at triple the face value. I’ve been to Som before, a chill club with a lounge vibe right in the Mission District, but this night was exceptionally crackin’.
Inside, the air was thick. It could have been the blunt smoke, but also could have been the anticipation. These people were ready to see what this hype was all about. The crowd sure was thick, too. Just to get to the stage, we had to cut across the dance floor and inch into spaces. We made it to the front and I knew my spot was locked once I landed my Claw Money x Boosted duffle bag on the stage. (I had to keep that bag close with my vintage Gucci bag inside, shhhhh!) The DJ was on point, pumping out bounce tracks that had the place bumpin’ bumpin’. This was the craziest I’ve ever seen the spot get, yet everyone was waiting for that one song to really get wild. Thank goodness I wore some sneakers, my M.I.S.S. x Mama x Adidas kicks, because this was not the night for heels.
For the White Girl Mob’s first official hometown show, they had a hefty line-up of artists hailing from the Bay. Mistah F.A.B. emceed the show, Erk da Jerk kept the single ladies’ hands up, Jealous Guys had the crowd reppin’ their city, and Los Rakas made me wish I could understand Spanish- but I didn’t even need to because I was feeling it all. All the while, WGM kept to the back of the stage, peeping the scene and showing the brothers some love.
Then F.A.B. officially introduced the White Girl Mob. Kreayshawn hit the stage, rockin’ a Vans x Claw Money tank, white denim cutoffs, textured tights, and some cutesy custom cartoon Vans slip-ons. Just like the “Gucci Gucci” video, a pair of plush Minnie Mouse ears sat on her head (along with Minnie’s eyes and nose). And just like her Bumpin’ Bumpin’ video (and pretty much everything else), her look is not complete without her signature bamboo earrings and cat eyeliner. V-Nasty donned some black Chucks and represented a freshly made White Girl Mob tee with pink bubble letters, and Lil Debbie did her thing in red Chucks, a cropped acid denim button-up, and elastic-waistband hammer pants. I never thought those pants could look good again but she definitely did it.
Despite the cracks on the mic and the sound cutting out, Kreayshawn and the crew kept it coming during the whole set. The songs ranged from shooting videos (her main forte), to smokin’ bud (another forte), to what she would do to an unfaithful lover. Here’s a hint: remember Left Eye? V-Nasty got nasty on the mic for a couple of her own tracks, while Lil Debbie was the hype girl for the entire show, holding down the overdubs without a mic. On point, ladies…
Then, the moment came that everyone was waiting for…
“Gucci Gucci” hit the speakers, and the crowd erupted. It was Kreay-Kreay in there! Groupies bumrushed the stage, almost raising a ruckus with the other ladies in the front. One big room full of bad bitches, indeed. I had to make sure to hold my stance tough since M.I.S.S. was trying to get that video footage! Blame it on the mic or the music, you couldn’t quite hear Kreayshawn, but you didn’t have to because the audience knew each and every word of the whole entire song. I can’t lie, I did. If that wasn’t enough, the song looped, they tossed the microphones, and the ladies rocked it one more time, no mic necessary. How’s that for an encore?
Before Kreayshawn left the stage, she introduced me to her mama who was standing her ground right in the front row. This may seem like a surprise given that girls were getting wild by the stage, but this is not just your ordinary mom. Mama’s used to crowds of a different kind, being a seasoned guitarist from numerous punk rock bands. Young Kreayshawn started going to her mom’s shows at the age of 4, and now mom is in the audience. Swag pumpin’ out the ovaries, for real!
Who else was on the scene to see White Girl Mob? Peep this video from the Hundreds to get a glimpse of the show (and catch the M.I.S.S. x WGM group shot) and stay tuned for a M.I.S.S. TV exclusive interview with Kreayshawn.
Photo credits: TrendOne Jeff and Artiffact
Images layouts by Feesh
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