Monday, May 08, 2006

HWA: Hoez With Attitude

These three lovely hoez burst onto the rap scene in 1990 with their independent album, "Livin' In A Hoe House" on Drive By Records. Originally from Chicago, they moved to LA to pursue a music career. The members were: Kim "Baby Girl" Kenner, Tanya "Jazzy" Kenner, and Dion "Diva" Devoux but like any good girl group there were some lineup changes later on. For the second album "Diva" was replaced by "Go-di", and when one of the girls got pregnant "Baby Girl's" cousin, Ty James took her place. Coincidentally, Ty was the daughter of the legendary Rick James!

The group's name was a take on NWA (Niggaz With Attitude) and much like fellow female rapper Choice, the hoez used explicit rhymes to combat all of the misogynist rap songs by men at the time. The hoez wanted it to be known that they were sexual predators and would not stand for men's shit!



Their debut album was nothing spectacular production wise, but lyrically HWA left a mark on the listener's brain. No topic was taboo, whether it be the struggles with a not so well endowed boyfriend ("Little Dick"), phone sex hotlines ("1-900-Bitches"), good pussy ("Tight"), cunninglus ("Eat This"), or the days in the life of a nymphomaniac ("Freaky Daze"). The album's first single and probably the least explicit song from the album, "Funk Me", received respectable radio airplay and video rotation on the Box.

In 1994 HWA returned with an EP titled, "Az Much Ass Azz U Want". The only single was "Just A Little Action". The hoez outdid themselves with the music video. Apparently the video was so raunchy that not even The Box would air it. Considering The Box generally aired all of the videos the other music stations wouldn't, one can only imagine how truly explicit this video must have been! I wonder if the album cover was any indication.........



Now under the supervision of rap legend Eazy-E on his Ruthless Records label, the hoez's second release boasted better production, lyrics and a nicer album cover! This EP has most definitely aged well like many of the other "West Coast" rap releases from the era. Lyrically, no new territory was explored, but the EP's purpose was to prepare the public for the upcoming full length album "Hoez In Training". Unfortunately with Eazy-E's untimely death the following year that album never happened and HWA split. Baby Girl went on to record a solo album on a Chicago independent record label but other than that, these hoez remain missing in action!

I wonder if I call 1-900-Bitches if someone will know the answer........


EDIT:

And look what I found on Amazon from 1997!!!!

12 comments:

bomitoni said...

milk never looked so hoe-ish!

chicago_sexbox said...

You know, I completely forgot that HWA did release a single after that EP appropriately titled "I Ain't No Lady". The video was out in 1994/1995 but the song wasn't commercially available until 1998 on a Ruthless Records compilation.

Esperanza said...

LMAO
I love you guys, this is the best blog ever!

big co said...

word i remeber themgurls they not really rappers but i fuk the shit out of them

azzinspecta said...

Babygirl she fine as a mutha, she one of them chicks id take out to eat and have a good time wit

azzinspecta said...

oh yeah she got a one of dem bubble butt asses even though she probably doesn't have those curves any moe

azzinspecta said...

not to mention to fuck up her azz

teetee said...

you iz so nasty azzinspecter and babygirl can we see yo face cuz i really wat 2 meet u cuz i met your son

mejay ya boss said...

Tru 4! wat da fuk never heard any songs from these hoez b4, would like 2!

trails said...

I hope you're going to make mention of BYP - Bytches With Problems!

Florian said...

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Bobbie Curry said...

Actually they reunited in 2012 as the new H.W.A. and recently they released a new song called "Trouble". The song isn't bad at all....better lyrics and improvement in their rap style. The ladies still look good for their ages. Peep the video on YouTube.....btw, just came across your blog while googling H.W.A., it's pretty cool :)

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