Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Dawn Richard's debut solo album Goldenheart has hit iTunes today, and it's doing extremely well so far. Currently dominating the R&B/Soul charts, the indie star is looking to hit #1 overall.
Stream the Goldenheart for free courtesy of AOL, purchase HERE (I bought my copy!), and check out the visuals to standout track "86" below.
Previously: Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You + Rap Genius Lyrics
Monday, September 17, 2012
If this song sounds familiar to you, take a listen to the closing track on Colin Munroe's mixtape Unsung Hero and you'll realize why. Recorded in 2010 as a potential track for Drake's debut album Thank Me Later, the previously unreleased collaboration surfaced over the weekend, which also features a verse from the beautiful Dawn Richard. I think this should've made the cut. Do you?
Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You
Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You Lyrics
Hit the jump to learn the true story behind the record as told by Colin Munroe's team.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Dawn Richard formally introduces us to her debut album GoldenHeart with "Pretty Wicked Things," a fusion of dance music and R&B that has me excited for what else the former Danity Kane and Dirty Money singer has in store, GoldenHeart is set to hit stores on October 16th and it will be the first in a trilogy of her forthcoming projects.
Previously: Dawn Richard - Automatic [Music Video]
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dawn Richard gives us another visual treat courtesy of her Armor On EP, as she delivers an artistic interpretation of "Automatic." Cop the project on iTunes in case you've been sleeping!
Previously: Dawn Richard - Bombs [Music Video]
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I was reading this well written article from the Village Voice about both Dawn Richard and Kalenna leaving Bad Boy and I realized that I completely let this music video slide right by me. The day she released her EP Armor On, available on iTunes here, Dawn Richard dropped the tribal visuals to "Bombs." Expect to see some great looks and choreography on this one!
Previously: Dawn Richard - Armor On [Free EP Stream]
Monday, March 26, 2012
Tomorrow, Dawn Richard will finally deliver Armor On, her first solo project since A Tell-Tale Heart on iTunes. To ensure you that the EP is absolutely worth the money, she's made the entire project available for stream on AOL Boombox, which includes the previously previewed tracks "Black Lipstick," "Change,"and "Bombs." Loving what I'm hearing so far!
Stream: Dawn Richard - Armor On
Preorder on iTunes
Props to Rap-Up & AOL Boombox
Previously: Dawn Richard Performs "Change" & "Novacane" At SXSW [VIDEO]
Monday, March 19, 2012
Dawn Richard was among the many performers at SXSW, but I'm sure she gained a number of new fans when she blended her new song "Change" with Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" and performed her remix of Frank Ocean's "Novacane." at Cielo. Dawn's new EP Armor On is set to hit iTunes on March 27th!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Props to Rap-Up
Previously: Dawn Richard - Fly
Monday, February 27, 2012
Dawn Richard wasted no time to give us another cut from her upcoming EP Armor On, which is slated to drop on March 27th. She's a little cocky on "Fly" but hey, she's got every right to be!
Dawn Richard - Fly
Download: Dawn Richard - Fly
Props to Rap-Up
Previously: Dawn Richard - Black Lipstick
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Before Dawn Richard releases her new album GoldenHeart, she's going to give her fans a prelude in the form of an EP. On "Black Lipstick," the first single from Armor On, due out March 27th, Dawn creates a metaphor between a mysterious woman and the music industry, which serves as the concept behind the entire project.
“It’s the trap. The music industry is described as a mysterious woman. The seduction and the betrayal of her. I saw in color but as soon as my eyes set on her, all that was seen was black and white. That is when I knew I needed to put my armor on.”
Props to Rap-Up
Previously: Dawn Richard - Change
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Luckily for us, Dawn Richard's valentine is the studio. Today, she dropped off "Change" to her fans, which affirms to the one she's with that she still loves him even though she doesn't always show it. GoldenHeart is coming soon!
Dawn Richard - Change
Download: Dawn Richard - Change
Props to Dawn
Previously: Dawn Brings GoldenHeart to 106 & Park [VIDEO]
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Dawn Richard visited 106 & Park for the first time as a solo artist to premiere the music video to the emotionally captivating track "SMFU." Watch below as she reveals what to expect from GoldenHeart and explains what it's like to be working on her own project. Get ready!
Props to Yardie
Previously: Dawn Richard - SMFU (Save Me From U) [Music Video]
Friday, January 6, 2012
Dawn Richard's solo debut album GoldenHeart is getting closer and closer to being released, and I'm so excited. After her Making The Band, Danity Kane, and Dirty Money days, I feel like her solo success is destined. In the music video to "SMFU (Save Me From U)," Dawn is pouring her heart out on this song, and the visuals definitely reflect that. She's killing the dance moves as usual, too.
Props to SoulCulture
Previously: Dawn Richard - December Sky
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"A lot of people won’t be able to see their loved ones this Christmas,” explains Dawn, who is readying her debut album GoldenHeart. “Whether they are serving in Iraq/Iran, in the industry, or working a 9 to 5, the truth is a lot of us aren’t able to make it home for the holidays. So this record is for them and anyone else missing their love—the sky and stars are a gift for us both because no matter how far apart we are, we are under the same sky.”
Purchase on iTunes
Hit the jump for a mobile friendly stream of "December Sky!"
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Just because she's Dawn, I'm breaking my Grinch-like ban on Christmas music to buy her newest song "December Sky" on iTunes when it's released in full on December 1st. Watch below as the Golden Heart gives a preview of the holiday track that she claims has a different edge than most Christmas songs. Keep bringin' the heat Dawn!
Props to The Golden Heart herself.
Previously: Mateo ft. Dawn Richard - Fool For You (Remix)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Mateo comes through with another amazing song that solidifies his presence as a true R&B contender. Joining him on "Fool For You" is the incredibly talented Dawn Richard, who is also planning to release a new project soon. Get a sample of Mateo's Dec. 6th EP, Love and Stadiums, below and make sure you let me know if you're feeling it!
Hit the jump for a mobile friendly stream of "Fool For You!"
Monday, October 31, 2011
Why I'm up right now, I have no idea. Looks like insomnia has its benefits because Dawn dropped some new music on #TeamNoSleep. Check out the beautiful GoldenHeart track "SMFU" and get familiar if you haven't already!
Dawn Richard - SMFU (Save Me From U)
Mobile friendly stream/download after the jump!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Props to OS
Previously: Ne-Yo ft. T-Pain & Trey Songz - The Way You Move [VIDEO]
Friday, October 21, 2011
I can't believe there are 13 of these now!
What few seem to notice is that the same movement is happening with R&B. There are tons of amazing singers and songwriters that are participating in the progressive evolution of this genre that seems to be expanding just as quickly as rap. I'd like to consider the standouts in R&B our "Leaders of the New School," although many who are just starting to gain major attention have been around in the industry for quite some time.
Check out a Gangstas Use Emoticons Radio, Vol. 13, a showcase of these R&B Leaders of the New School, which includes music from Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Teedra Moses, Frank Ocean, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Weeknd, and more!
Friday, September 16, 2011
The weekend is here and yours truly, DJ Hourglass is back with yet another mix to get you going--whether you're planning to stay at home or go out and party. Thanks to your support, I've seen the demand for Gangstas Use Emoticons Radio, and I'm proud to have made 10 volumes in just two months.
Since this is "The Dime Piece" edition, I switched up my usual format and made sure I got some smoother tracks and more R&B. Hip Hop heads, don't worry. It's still full of the hottest names in the game. Listen below and vibe to the sounds of TiRon & Ayomari, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder, J. Cole, Dawn Richard and more!
Gangstas Use Emoticons Radio, Vol. 10: The Dime Piece
Hit the jump for the full tracklisting, download links & Rap Genius lyrics!