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    Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:59:20

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Antonique Smith - She is from New Jersey

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    Parallels. Amy Sciarretto. From New Jersey. Antonique Smith. From New Jersey. Same initials. But Amy can't sing or act, so she is leaving that up to head-turning talent Antonique Smith!

    Smith, who played Mimi in RENT on Broadway and who played Faith Evans in the Biggie Smalls' biopic Notorious, was game to step into the Take Aim ring with class and humor.

    She also played a CIA agent in Abduction with Taylor Lautner, so her resume is impressive. Even more impressive? That voice.

    Smith's debut single "Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)" is an edgy, uptempo, retro-meets future soul pleaser. She calls it a liberation song, since "it's time to take the power back for all the injustices in our lives and I made this record to do just that!"

    Listen to it below.



    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    Dream follower from East Orange N.J. Was Faith in Notorious, Mimi in Rent, my first single is 'Hold Up Wait a Minute!' Just getting started.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    A spy... Mission: Impossible. Don't laugh.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    Theme parks! I love going on roller coasters. I'm pretty mean in the kitchen! Got that shake and bake on lock!

    Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    When we recorded 'Hold Up Wait a Minute,' we used a big studio with a big booth because we had a lot of musicians playing live on the record. We had what we called a 'studio party.' A bunch of friends came through and enjoyed the process. They watched the horn section play and watched me sing. It felt a little like a performance because I had more of an audience than normal. It was one of the most fun sessions I've ever had.

    Finish this sentence: Antonique Smith is the artist that...

    ...Antonique Smith is the artist that... will inspire change! "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)."

    Will you wait a minute for Antonique Smith?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.25.13



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