Pity the poor Kreayshawn ghostwriter who's still stuck in obscurity, eating Spam
If you're the sort who frequents hip music blogs and/or reasonably cool strip clubs, there's a good chance you've been pummeled with one of the year's most persistent earworms, Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci." This might come as a shock to those who subscribe to the sanctity of Kreayshawn's artistic persona, but "Gucci Gucci" was guided by the helping hand of 25-year-old ghostwriter Speak, an aspiring rapper from California who's watched Kreayshawn's success (which includes a sizable record contract with Columbia) from the shadows, "knowing you had a part in that, but eating Spam for dinner," he said in a recent interview with L.A. Weekly.
Violating the old "no speaking" rule laid down for ghosts, Speak says he hasn't received any money for his efforts, which include turning an order at Arby's into an ingenious dis. "When I put out my album, will the world care? Probably fucking not. That's humbling. It's depressing to have the world sing along to your every fucking word, and not care about you." If it makes Speak feel any better, the world might very well react the same way when Kreayshawn releases her album. [via Vulture]