"It's different," HoodCelebrityy said of her music. "Nobody have that right now. So, when you hear that sound, the people that knows me and knows my music, they know it's HoodCelebrityy."
HoodCelebrityy - whose real name is Tina Pinnock - is blending the sounds of her two homes: the reggae of Jamaica, where she grew up, and the hip-hop of the Bronx, where she moved when she was 14.
The Bronx is also where she crossed paths with arguably the borough's most popping current resident, rapper Cardi B.
HoodCelebrityy said the two met at a house party. Both artists have rather loud personas, but instead of being pushed apart by their energies, they were thrown into a years-long friendship, and have since appeared on several songs together.
"Cardi was always fun," HoodCelebrityy said. "She was always a good energy, always about vibe, and I was the same way. It's hard to find good friends and good people."
HoodCelebrityy is now on her own come-up with the music world perhaps thirsting for more intensely powerful female hip-hop artists in a post-"Bodak Yellow" landscape.
The musician recently split her set with Cardi B at Houston's Day for Night festival before an enthusiastic crowd, and she also has a new single out and her eyes on the future.
"The way they just reacted out there is like, damn, I created this energy, this good energy," HoodCelebrityy said of her Houston performance. "
"You see everybody jumping up and down, and they enjoy the music as much as I do. So, that's the point where I'm like, 'I made it, this is successful.'"
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