Natassia Gail Zolot (born September 24, 1989), better known by her stage name Kreayshawn, is an American rapper and music video director. Her stage name is a play on the word "creation. Natassia Gail Zolot was born in San Francisco, California and moved to Oakland, California when she was ten years old. She is a third-generation Russian-American, and the daughter of Elka Zolot, a former member of the San Francisco garage punk band The Trashwomen. Zolot got her first video camera when she was ten years old, and started documenting her raps.When she was seventeen, she began exploring her interest in cinematography by shooting videos of friends and later music videos for local rappers such as Lil B. Her videos caught the attention of dean Patrick Kriwanekhe, and Zolot attended Berkeley Digital Film Institute with a full scholarship for two semesters. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music video career.