“Growing up in Jamaica was very beautiful,” says HoodCelebrityy, the Bronx-based recording artist whose smash dancehall hit “Walking Trophy” gained her international recognition and a deal with Epic Records. Born and raised in Portmore, the same neighborhood as dancehall stars like Vybz Kartel and Popcaan, the girl born Tina Pinnock moved with her family to the U.S. at age 12. She’s now managed by KSR Productions, the same team that brought her friend Cardi B to worldwide fame. Now that HoodCelebrityy is a major recording artist, her first trip home was a major adventure—reconnecting with family she hasn’t seen in years, performing live for the first time in front of a tough Jamaican crowd, and shooting a music video for her latest single “Inna Real Life.” And Mass Appeal was there every step of the way to capture the action. Check out the latest Mass Appeal Collection documentary right now.
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