Back when we spoke with Karmin in May of this year, the duo were in the midst of record deal negotiations that they weren't ready to reveal to the world. Well now, the cat is out of the bag. The YouTube duo has signed a deal with Epic Records, whose new head honcho is none other than former Def Jam executive and X Factor judge L.A. Reid.
After blowing up overnight from the viral success of their cover of Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now," Amy and Nick have managed to produce a first single, "Crash Your Party," that marries the two elements that made them famous: Acoustic production and hip hop.
Amy is an admitted Rihanna fan, and there are twinges of an island sound in the pre-chorus of the song and even a light Jafakin' accent. "You're gonna huff and puff and blow the whole house down / Don't they know you're the king of the castle? / The nerve of some people / To think we're all equal," Amy quips sarcastically.
There are also glimpses of Pink and Gwen Stefani in Amy as well, but that tornado rhyming section is all Amy. White girl rapper on deck! Prepare to have your party and your world crashed by the infectious talents of Karmin.
Listen to Karmin's first major-label single below