Addis Black Widow
is a Swedish band
. Their songs include "Innocent", "Wait in Summer", and "Goes Around Comes Around", which reached #12 on the Swedish Tracks Chart in 2001.
In 2007, the group entered Melodifestivalen's first semifinal
with the song "Clubbin". The group finished last and failed to make it to the finals. Band member "Cream", who lives in London
, did not participate.
The Black Widow started with the original members from the rap group
Puffy MC & Jah Rock combined with Da Cream. Although their backgrounds stretch from Ethiopia
to Oakland, California
, the band recorded their first album
(The Battle of Adwa
) in early teens in Sweden
. They were the first Swedish based underground hip hop
band to reach gold
sales outside the Scandinavia
. Also called gay
hip hop pioneers (Cream is a lesbian
), in 1996, Addis Black Widow was the first rap act to take a controversial lesbian themed music videos
such as ("Innocent") to MTVs
top 5 most played video list. "Innocent" peaked at #42 in the UK Singles Chart
in February 1996.
In 2001, they released the second album (ABW
) with hit singles "Goes Around Comes Around" and "Wait in Summer". Because of musical differences and clash of artistic
interest, Cream left the band... Read More