OMG Girlz: Before the Show with the OMG Girlz
Arie Crown Theater - Chicago, IL, USA - September 8, 2012
Scream Tour 2012 hit Chicago over the weekend and tweens from near and far flocked to the Arie Crown Theater. Diggy Simmons headlined the tour this year with the OMG Girlz, Chicago Native Jawon Harris, and rap duo TKnCA$H. Before the concert I got to talk with the vibrant teen sensation, the OMG Girlz, a trio comprised of Beauty, Babydoll, and Star.
A creation of former Xscape member Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the OMG Girlz are rising to the top with their catchy songs, energetic dances, and of course their pretty girl swag. The world was first introduced to the OMG Girlz on the BET reality show, Tiny and Toya, but after a few personnel changes in the group and a bolder image, the girls are ready to "paint the world pink, purple, and blue," as BabyDoll puts it. Check out what the OMG Girlz had to say about touring, the family hustle, and of course boys.
Sommer: What's 1 word each of you would use to describe your music?
Sommer: You guys have a unique style -it's very brave. How does your style come through in your music?
Sommer: How has touring with Diggy this time around different from when you toured with Mindless Behavior?
Sommer: Did you know any of the other artists before this tour?
Sommer: Are there any artist that you have collaborated with that you're especially excited about?
Sommer: Is there a female group or artist you all look up to?
Sommer: You guys are signed to Grand Hustle Records and Pretty Hustle. How is it being signed to your parents' labels?
Sommer: What's the best advice your parents give you all about the industry that you guys have taken to heart?
Sommer: Star- Your brother Domani raps. Have you thought about putting him on any of your songs or putting any of your family members on an OMG song?
Sommer: Star's mom and stepdad's reality show, TI and Tiny: A Family Hustle premiered on VH1 a few weeks ago. What can we expect to see from the OMG Girlz on the show this season?
Sommer: Do you have any funny stories that happened on tour either time?
Sommer: What's your favorite thing to do when you all have some down time?
Sommer: When does your album drop? What's it called?
I can see that these eloquent young ladies have a bright future ahead of them. They all sing well, they dance like I never seen a girl group move- very girly but also age appropriate. I also love the OMG Girlz' unique style. And their songs "Loverboy" and "Where the Boys At" are catchy even for adults. By the end of the OMG Girlz' lively set I wanted to buy their album, Officially Miss Guided when it drops. The crowd loved the OMG Girlz too. The ladies even paid an unexpected tribute to 90's girl groups TLC and Total. My favorite performance was "Gucci This" which they killed. I can tell these girls were born to do what they are doing, and they're serious about their craft.
Other Scream Tour acts included, TKnCA$H, a rap duo with major game. They had the crowd going wild for their hits, rapping every word. DTP Records' fresh young rap duo is just what the industry needs. Also, Chicago's own, Jawon Harris performed some of his R&B hits. Jawon reminds me of a Tevin Campbell/Bobby Brown hybrid. His songs are soulful and he has a wonderful voice. But Jawon has a bad boy streak. The girls in the crowd went cray when Jawon took off his shirt and showed his 6-pack while belting out a beautiful ballad. Then this boy poured water all over his nekkid chest (clutch my pearls.) I had to peek though.
After the OMG Girlz, Diggy Simmons hit the stage. I thought the theater couldn't get any more hyped. Boy was a wrong. Diggy tore the roof off with his first song. And his swag was on 100 as he rocked the stage in all white everything. Everybody knows that Diggy is a star in the making- literally. But the OMG Girlz, with the help of their famous mentors are on their way to super stardom.
Check out some of the OMG Girlz Performances from the Scream Tour in Chicago