Saturday, August 14, 2010

HWA (Hoes With Attitude)

HWA (or Hoes With Attitude) were an all-female hip-hop trio that consisted of members Tayna "Jazz" Kenner, Dion "Diva" Devoux and Kim "Baby Girl" Kenner.

They came together in 1989 for an independent record label, Drive-By Records to record their debut album.
In 1990, HWA released their debut album, "Livin' in a Hoe House" which peaked at #38 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Due to the album's sexually explicit lyrics, it gained something of a cult classic and became their most successful album, even though no singles charted on the Billboard charts.

Soon after, HWA were signed to the late Eazy-E's record label, Ruthless Records and made a cameo appearance in Eazy-E's song, "Real Muthaphukkin' G's."
In 1994, HWA released their sophomore album\EP "Az Much Ass Azz U Want" which charted at #33 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #71 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album was a critical and commercial failure.
Even though the single "All That (Just a Little Action)" didn't chart, the music video received heavy airplay and Eazy-E appeared in the video himself.

For the second album, Diva was replaced with "Go-Di" and when one of the girls became pregnant, Baby Girl's cousin, Ty James (the daughter of the late Rick James) replaced her.
In August of 1994, HWA released their third album\EP "I Ain't No Lady" which also became another critical and commercial failure for the trio.
After that, HWA broke up. Baby Girl released a solo album in 1997 on a Chicago independent record label, but as for the other members, it seems they have faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "All That (Juzt a Little Action)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMi3irLng8A

To see the music video for "Funk Me" (from their debut album), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NddxciWbw

To see the music video for "I Ain't No Lady," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeWwVvd2alk

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