Newly signed Epic Records act HoodCelebrityy will be making her first appearance as a performer in Jamaica at a show dubbed 'Tease
' on June 24th.
The event is set for Sugarman's Beach in Portmore. Event promoter and artiste manager Michael Wilson said that Hood Celebrity is one of the hottest dancehall artistes in the US.
"HoodCelebrityy is one of the few overseas-based deejays to dominate the music scene locally, so this is history in the making, and Tease will be the first to bring her to Jamaica,...she is hot like fire, she de everywhere, people obsessed with the Walking Trophy, she de a UK, Miami, California," Wilson said.
"My friend, Marlon Samuels posted on his IG this week say him ah go dash way a bag a money, who nuh have no money fi school fee, lunch money, come over 'Tease', it ah go be crazy, him ah go mek money fly, and the response to that has been crazy," he said.
Born in Jamaica and raised in the St. Catherine Parish, the twenty-something artist born Tina Pinnock came to the United States as a pre-teen and embraced the culture and sounds of Hip-Hop while keeping close to her birth-given roots.
Things began jumping off for HoodCelebrityy in 2015 with the release of her single and video “Wine Pon It” which went viral after her longtime friend and fellow Bronx resident Cardi B posted the visuals.
She followed up with her breakout song, Walking Trophy, which has become a dancehall anthem, and popped up on the Billboard R & B/Hip Hop airplay chart, peaking at #34.
Wilson said that her performance is one patrons can look forward to because the artiste is blowing up all over the world.
"She de everywhere a foreign, all the major shows dem, and her performances are hyped up and full of energy. Remember that Walking Trophy charted on the New York-based Power 105 hip-hop chart, and this is the first dancehall song to do this in a long time, trust me, this is no normal artiste," he said.
Walking Trophy currently has more than seven million views on YouTube, collectively. Hood Celebrityy also followed up the effort with another popular record, Island Girls, which features popular rapper Cardi B.
"Tease only does the hottest, and we are feeling Hood Celebrityy's vibe. When you go to events and see how people react to her music, it is amazing," Wilson said.