HoodCelebrityy, known for her spit fire lyrics, and ability to merge her hustler persona and her Jamaican background, creating a new genre in itself. She has become one of the fastest rising reggae artists to date!
HoodCelebrityy was born Tina Pinnock. Hood spent her early childhood in the hills of St. Catherine and Port More, Jamaica. It was then that the unbeknownst artist, HoodCelebrityy fell in love with the energetic and contagious rhythm of reggae music. At the curve of becoming a teenager, HoodCelebrityy relocated to the states.
HoodCelebrityy landed in New York City, The Bronx, to be exact. “At the age of 14, I chose to focus on dancing and music”, states HoodCelebrityy.” The thought provoking question, why the name HoodCelebrityy arises amongst many inquiring minds.
HoodCelebrityy explains, “I'm a hustler at heart and I've done it all. I worked in one of the most popular urban clothing stores in the Bronx on Fordham Road, to running around in these crazy streets with my family trying to trap a dollar. Whether it was clothing, music, or street sh*t, I could move it. At my store I was the girl that would get you right," says Hood. "All the customers looked towards me to put together that special outfit for the wkd. While at work, I would upload quick 15 second video freestyles that started to go viral.
My instagram page started to become very popular at the same time, so was building a reputation on the streets as the girl not to be played with, thus the name HoodCelebrityy," she adds. It was the summer of 2015 that HoodCelebrityy’s long time friend and confidant, social media phenomenon and recording artist, Cardi B called her up. Cardi exclaimed with question, “I didn’t’ know you did music? Your sh*t is fire!” “From there, Cardi posted my video and the rest is history. I went from 2,000 followers to 12,000 overnight. From Cardi’s post, I got so much love and recognition”, states HoodCelebrityy. The next day, I recorded my first single, “Wine Pon It”and shot the video. That too went viral and from there, it was no turning back. I had to give the people more of me and I wanted to”.
HoodCelebrityy has been driven by the sounds of legendary lyricists and artists. One major influence has been Vybz Cartel. When asked about Vybz and the motivation he’s provided to Hoods rapidly growing career, Hood explains, “Vybz Kartel’s music has been a major influence towards my artistry. He is a genius. He can make music about any topic. Not all artists can do that. His music motivates and uplifts my spirit and that is exactly how I want to impact fans with my music”, states HoodCelebrityy.
“50 Cent is my favorite Rapper of all time. He is creative, smart, and he knows how to stay relevant, and is at the top of his game. I aspire to be just like that!” HoodCelebrityy’s debut mix tape, “Can’t Believe It’s Just A Girl” is scheduled for an early 2017 release. “The reason for my mixtape’s title is because people hear my music, look me up, and then they say, “I can’t believe it’s just a girl” smiles HoodCelebrityy. They go on to say, “She is too dope to be a girl.” “I don’t try to do what females regularly do, but whatever I put my mind to, I know that I can do it”.
HoodCelebrityy has opened for multi-platinum artist, Shaggy, Barrington Levy and most recently Cardi B! Needless to say Hood is becoming an all around entertainer! Her stage presence is phenomenal and can be felt throughout the entire audience! her performances are an experience within themselves! Hood states, “I love to perform. I put on a real show when I am performing. I am a true performer”, states HoodCelebrityy.
CONNECT WITH HOODCELEBRITYY: Website: www.HoodCelebrityy.com Twitter: @HoodCelebrityy Instagram: @HoodCelebrityy Facebook: /HoodCelebrityy
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