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Exclusive: Dawn Richard Talks Danity Kane, Dirty Money, New Album & More

Published: Tuesday 18th Oct 2011 by Sam

Since erupting on the scene as part of Danity Kane, Dawn Richard has not looked back.

The talented songstress parted ways with the popular quintuple back in 2008, yet didn’t allow the very public disbanding to deter her quest for stardom. Indeed, the immediate aftermath saw her regroup (quite literally), becoming a shining force in experimental trio Diddy-Dirty Money.

Now back on her singular hustle, the singer-songwriter chatted it up with That Grape Juice about her stint in both groups, her current label predicament, debut solo LP, and much more. Check it out above!

Your thoughts?

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LA-based fans of Dawn can see her live when she rocks The Roxy with first major solo set this Thursday. Click here to buy tickets!

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  1. Yeezy October 18, 2011

    Have Several Seats

  2. O_O October 18, 2011

    OOOO Lord!

  3. O_O October 18, 2011

    The shade “Dawn Richards”……O_O

  4. JP October 18, 2011

    highly anticipating anything Dawn and Dirty Money related

  5. MuzikJunkie! October 18, 2011

    Omg I can’t wait til her album comes out cuz her mixtape was Amazing!

  6. BimeansBi October 18, 2011

    She gave up on trying to imitate Brandy? SHE RATHER!!!!
    Now she snatched up Fantasia’s flow? Peep it…
    She will be the MOST sucessful Danity Kane member at the end of the day – PERIOD

  7. desi October 18, 2011

    Yasss! Dawn shits on the other D.K girls! she is the best. I am very excited for Golden Heart (and the other two) All DAWN RICHARD HATERS HAVE SEVERAL SEATS YALL AINT READY!!!

  8. 14733 October 18, 2011

    WHY YALL HATING? LET HER DO WHAT SHE LOVES TO DO YALL HATERS FOR NOTHING

  9. KeepingItFunky October 18, 2011

    I’ll never understand why folks don’t like Dawn besides the same shallow reasoning – her look & the Danity Kane situation. She’s different & refreshing!! She can sing, dance & write. I downloaded her mixtape & I was pleasantly shocked O_O I was bumping that s*** non-stop for months lol! I like her & I’m honesty interested to see where she’s going next!!

  10. Clark Smith October 18, 2011

    I like Dawn. I hope her ‘solo project’ does well. I might buy it. Maybe. I really don’t know. (no shade)

  11. blazen October 18, 2011

    I hope she becomes a legend like I know she can be.

  12. unknown October 18, 2011

    I would be mad if Dawn Richard did not have the HATERS because there is so much to hate about her right now. She is super talented. Yea Dawn!!!!!!

  13. LTM October 18, 2011

    I used to love Dawn, but ive lost intrest over the years

  14. LTM October 18, 2011

    she should stick with DDM

  15. RHI RHI IS QUEEN October 18, 2011

    I LUV ME SOME DAWN.

  16. KAYLA October 18, 2011

    I can see Diddy signing her. Knowing Diddy he might try to hype up her album since Ciara is coming back out with a new album. I’m not trying to say it in a bad way, but it would be nice to have something new and exciting in 2012. Dawn vs Ciara and Brany vs Kelly Rowland type of thing. I think it’s time for something new and spicy in a fun way:)

  17. ;D HEART October 18, 2011

    IF YOU HONESTLY THINK CIARA IS TOUCH DAWN RICHARDS SWAG YOU’RE SIPPIN ON SOME CRAZY S***

    & P.S. IT WONT BE A COMPETITION DAWN & BRANDY HAVE THEIR OWN LANES….

  18. mika October 18, 2011

    I cant hear the interview, there is no sound when she talks its just static.

  19. CG GIRL October 18, 2011

    I love her! Please report on when the second LP will be released!

  20. LuvDawn October 18, 2011

    I love Dawn!!!!! i hope the best for her. But Dawn, please don’t rock that hair style again.

  21. Jasmin October 18, 2011

    I love Dawn and I want to see all of the Danity Kane girls make it. Even though it looks like Dawn and Aubrey are doing ok, I believe they were at their best in DK. They had an open lane to the top, there are no other girl groups out. *sign* I miss DK, Day26, & Donnie. F*** Diddy >:(

  22. The Truth October 18, 2011

    Who is this?

  23. blazen October 18, 2011

    @luvdawn if you put your finger over her bun it look like shes bald lol.

  24. Chill October 18, 2011

    Dawn is the s***! Point BlanK Period!

  25. honeydip October 18, 2011

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @HONEY_DIP11 I FOLLOW BACK!

  26. Robier October 18, 2011

    Danity Kane flop
    Dirty Money Flop
    Dawn FLOP

  27. Independent Thinker October 18, 2011

    I wonder what’s going on with Day 26 these days. Are they still together? Are they still signed? Somebody give me an update because they are the ones I was checking for. As for Dawn; I’m glad she’s still doing her thing. She was Danity Kane’s golden girl indeed, and she certainly has what it takes to make it. I wish her all the best.

  28. coolone October 18, 2011

    I love dawn! I hope she makes it far….i am rooting for her

  29. christine October 19, 2011

    I like Dawn and am rooting for her. She is a very talented girl!

  30. ;D HEART October 19, 2011

    @ ROBIER

    F** PLEASE DIRTY MONEYS ALBUM IS MULTI PLATINUM & SO ARE BOTH DANITY KANE ALBUMS U LOOSE BOOTY F**

    EATADICK C***!

  31. ;D HEART October 19, 2011

    I CANT WAIT FOR DAWN TO DEBUT! SHES AN AMAZING ARTIS & I HAVE VERY HIG EXPECTATIONS FOR HER SHES DESTINED FOR GREATNESS…SHES GOT A STORY TO TELL

    MAYBE SHE CAN BRING SOME LIFE TO THIS DULL ASS MUSIC INDUSTRY

  32. ;D HEART October 19, 2011

    I CANT WAIT FOR DAWN TO DEBUT SHE IS AN AMAZING ARTIST & AN INCREDIBLE PERSON

    MAYBE SHE CAN BRING SOME LIFE TO THIS DULL A** MUSIC INDUSTRY FULL OF GIMMICK ARTISTS

    I HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR HER!

    SHES DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!!

  33. Joe October 19, 2011

    DAWN IS A FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!! TRANNY DAWN HAVE A SEAT BY THE DUMPSTER WITH YOU CAREER.

  34. Damn Right October 19, 2011

    Her album should be good but I would prefer another Diddy Dirty Money album.

  35. Love on top October 19, 2011

    Dawn shouldn’t be compared to Ciara you tryna insult Ciara? Jeez is that b**** serious Ciara has swag for does and Dawn who is looking like B-side beyonve these days! Ciara didn’t make “Pretty girl swag” for nothing Girl bye

  36. MISHKA October 19, 2011

    Dear Dawn,

    Keep hustlin’ hard, you’re my b****, you rock !!!

  37. antertain October 19, 2011

    She has a very creative mind and has a great tone.
    I’d personally love her to work with Brandy and do co-writing together with Songwriter TC.

    I hope she gets her album out as she has a cool sound and delivery.

    Miss DK though.

  38. Kyle October 19, 2011

    I think Dawn has all the qualities to be a successful solo artist, but I think the most important quality of them all is her strong work ethic. I remember watching “Making The Band” when she was in DK and I could tell she was the one that wanted it the most. While the other girls were always on some petty rant, Dawn was focused and kept pushing forward. More power to her and I hope it all pans out for her. Whenever her debut album drops, please believe I’ll pick up a copy!!!

  39. KAYLA October 19, 2011

    Yall bloggers take s*** a little too personal for me. It’s not about competition, understand the inside parts of the music industry before yall make a comment!

  40. desi October 19, 2011

    @LoveOnTop,@Joe @Robier SIT YALL ASSES DOWN!! Dawn is just getting started 🙂

  41. PYTEE October 19, 2011

    Yay I been waiting for this for a while, I’m so excited for Dawn! Say what you want this chick is goin places. She gives you something different, something fresh. I can’t wait to hear what this album sounds like #GoldenHeart

  42. ;D HEART October 19, 2011

    @ JOE

    EAT A D*** U C*** A** B****!!!….GLAD TO SEE YOURE CHECKIN FOR DAWN Q****!

  43. ;D HEART October 19, 2011

    @ LOVEONTOP

    & B**** I KNOW U AINT TAKIN!……CIARAS A “DANCER!” SHE CANNOT OFFER ANYTHING ELSE TO THE INDUSTRY BESIDES “THE BACKBEND” H** DAWNS A “SINGER DANCER SONGWRITER & PRODUCER PERFORMER”! THE LIST IS LONG!!!

    & B**** I UNDERSTAND WHY YOUR DUSTY 4LOP A** IS ON THIS POST YOU C** GUZZLING H**! B**** SORRY TO LLET YOU KNOW H**! BEYONCES ALBUM FLOPPED & ALLLLLLLLLLLL HER SINGLES FLOPPED

    —————-> http://i56.tinypic.com/6r38rs.jpg.
    <—————– LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    THAT H** BEYONCE ALBUM FLOPPED & ALL HER SINGLES ARE FLOPPING UNDERNEATH THE F***** CHARTS LMAOOOOO YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THAT FLOP B**** FAKIN A PREGNANCY TO PROMOTE THAT 4LOP A** ALBUM

    & DIDNT THAT B**** STEAL CONCEPTS FOR LIKE 3 MUSIC VIDEOS SO FAR? LMAOOOOOO

    STAYMAD B****!

    YOULL BE SEEING ALOT OF DAWN H**!

  44. Joe October 20, 2011

    Aint’t NOBODY checking for Tranny Dawn

  45. Tanz October 20, 2011

    I really dig her sincerity, gratitude and hunger. Love you Dawn! I am counting the days down for Golden Heart!

  46. ftab October 20, 2011

    Dawn is really smart amazingly smart. Love her she is great

  47. M February 14, 2012

    She went deep. Might be doing too much…

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