Snooki Gets Into Music, Supports Pauly D's Sound "All the Way"
The force of nature that is Snooki wasn't created by an MTV camera crew and salivating reality-obsessed television audience. No, Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi would have thrived and prospered without the streamlined energy of pervertedly watchful Jersey Shore fans.
Not only has Snooki been writing books, pushing everything from boxers (not the undies but the fighters) to self-tanning lotion, giving birth, and raising her son, Lorenzo, but now she's entered the very fickle world of music.
With Team Snooki Music, she's introducing three new artists: B-Capp, Veronica Kole, and local voice AdELA. This weekend, she boogied with the latter at Passion Nightclub in Hollywood. We chatted with the petite promoter about being a mom, playing the drums, and this, her newest venture.
New Times: So I wanted to ask you a little bit about Team Snooki Music. But first, what kind of music, first of all, did you grow up listening to, and what do you listen to now?
Snooki: I grew up with everything. My parents always played the radio when I was a baby, so I love country, I love rock. I can listen to any type of music, but my all-time favorite music right now is house music, of course.
I know you're a new mom. Do you listen to house music at home? It seems like one of those genres you have to go out to listen to. Or do you listen to it with the baby and stuff?
Yeah, Lorenzo actually loves music. We like to play lullaby music a lot, but usually when I do listen to music, I listen in the gym when I do my cardio and stuff like that.
Well that makes sense. And you recently lost a lot of weight. How do you feel about that? Are you excited about it? How's that working out for you?
Um, I just feel like I have more energy. I'm proud of myself that I lost it by working out. And you know it took me a little while, but I mean I'm proud of myself that I did it. At this point, I'm like obsessed with going to the gym, and I love working out, I love fitness, so I'm really proud of myself.
Yeah, congratulations. That's a big deal. So why did you decide to get into music too, after getting into all these other things you do, the tanning lotion line and fashion?
Well, recently, when I had meet-and-greets with my fans with my products, a lot of them would give me CDs and be like, "Listen, you know, I have a great voice." And then I was doing a meet-and-greet for my sunglasses line, and one of our artists, Veronica (Kole), she came up to me and she was just so excited, she started singing in my ear, and like OMG, I was like, "Give me your information. I'm going to work something out."
And I talked to my parents, and I was like we should really start a music division where we can just help artists get recognized and help them with social networking, and you know, just help them get out there. So that's basically where it started.
So these three artists that you have, you chose them because they came up to you? Or just Veronica came up to you at a meet-and-greet?
I chose Veronica because she came up to me at a meet-and-greet. And I just thought she was so adorable, and her voice was great. And then I met our artist B-Capp at one of our boxing events. Our boxer had a fight and he was there.
And then AdELA?
Yeah AdELA, I met her on Twitter. She kept tweeting me and tweeting me. And I started to see her tweets, and then I checked out her videos, and I was like, all right, this girl is great.
Alex Markow AdELA of Team Snooki Music
Is she from Miami? Is she a local girl, or does she just have that sound?
She lives in Miami now. She looks great; she has a great voice. And her music is basically just about having a good time -- you know, it's fun music.
And Pauly D also makes music. Do you enjoy his stuff? Do you go to his parties ever?
Not really because I'm so busy with doing my own stuff. I don't really attend his events. But I support Pauly all the way. He's a great DJ, and I love him.
So how do you feel about Jersey Shore looking back? Do you have any regrets about it or anything?