[By: Travon Bracey]
While R&B tends to be the topic of discussion among black culture today being that people would say it is dying and becoming misunderstood, Dawn Richard, originally known as former member of Sean Combs-produced groups: Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money, is making it perfectly clear that she is capable to go beyond the art of music than what most people expect a black artist to do. With her latest sophomore installation, Blackheart, she has created a cultural movement that fades herself away from the mainstream popularity that she was once part of.
In 2011, after the departure from Bad Boy Records, Dawn went independent and develop her own solo career. It was never a clue to the public if she was going to do a R&B album or not, but Dawn proved us wrong. In 2013, she released her first installment, Goldenheart. Though, this album didn't get much attention to the public, Dawn still maintain to perform and show the world that she was different what she originally came from.
Early this year, she released her second installment, Blackheart, which received more attention and began a musical movement. She performs at festivals, museums, and small music venues that her fans are able to interact with her more. In interviews, Dawn has made a valid point that she doesn't care about how much the music sells or how it performs on the charts. As long as the music is being recognized and that her fans are completely satisfied and understand her music, she will continued to show the mainstream world how much of a threat her talent is to touch.
For more information on Dawn Richard, visit her website at www.dawnrichardblog.com.
Watch her two latest videos below: "Calypso" and "Blow".