I just turned 25 a few months ago, but "Tumblr rappers" like kitty pryde really make me feel like a terribly out-of-touch old man! Thanks to my older cousins, I was raised on a steady diet of Wu-Tang Clan, No Doubt, Beastie Boys, Blink-182, Now #1-5, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biggie, Sublime, etc. The 20-year-old, freckle-faced songstress manages to shout out "CHEETAH GIRLS, HILLARY DUFF, JUSTIN BIEBER, S-CLUB 7, ATOMIC KITTEN & CLAIRE'S INC." on her Facebook Influences section; AKA a bunch of 90's-bred shit that I'd really be surprised if she was actually influenced by, cause I was about 11 in 1998 (S-Club 7), but maybe. Bottom line, a lot of kitty's [sarcastic] Tumblr-fied inside jokes and punchlines fly right over my head. I guess that 5-year age gap really does make a difference sometimes! Like what's up with all these weird acronyms? - D.A.I.S.Y. Rage EP and R.R.E.A.M. = Rash Rules Everything Around Me. I mean, I get the Wu-Tang "C.R.E.A.M." reference, but WTF is rash!? @kittaveli cryptically Tweeted, "HEY this is my new single about rashes and mean ppl prank calling me" late Wednesday afternoon.
Whatever the case may be, kitty pryde's rapping skills have most def improved by leaps and bounds since haha, i'm sorry EP (Summer 2012). I'd imagine she's had a steady diet of Danny Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Greedhead, MF DOOM, Britney Spears, and J Dilla since kick-starting her Hip-Hop career last summer, party as a joke gone super-serious. "R.R.E.A.M." is the third and final pre-single pulled from D.A.I.S.Y. Rage EP before it's release (Jan. 31st), right behind "dead island" and "ay shawty" with Lakutis... unless you count "hittin' lix" and "how 2 b a heartbreaker???" (Remix). For what it's worth, it should be noted that pryde also subbed in "Bena-Bena-dryl" instead of Shalolin's CLASSIC "dolla dolla bill" refrain throughout "R.R.E.A.M." In addition to her own NEW material, kitty pryde supposedly laid down a few verses for Danny Brown and LE1F's upcoming projects, Old/Fly Zone; and hopefully something's brewin' between her Twitter BFF's, KREAYSHAWN and Grimes!