New Mixtape: Dawn Richard Releases ‘#ATELLTALEHEART’ Mixtape (Free Download)

Published: Monday 7th Feb 2011 by Sam

Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane and current Dirty Money staple, released her debut mixtape today. Titled #ATELLTALEHEART’, the 15 track set marks the first officially released solo material from the singer-songwriter.

Speaking on the project, Richard says “#ATELLTALEHEART is simply a compilation of emotions and feelings that if you were to fall into my heart, this is what my heart would sound like.  It’s about my journey, my pain, my redemption, but above all my strength.  It’s honest yet raw.”

Check out the tracklist and download the mixtape for free after the jump…

Tracklisting for “A Prelude To #ATELLTALEHEART” by Dawn Richard
1. Intro (The Fall)
2. Superman
3. Biggest Fan
4. Hey
5. Me Myself & Y
6. Broken Record
7. I Know (ft. Kalenna)
8. Let Love In
9. I’m Just Saying
10. Superhero (Accapella)
11. Runway
12. These Tears
13. Vibrate
14. Champion
15. Bulletproof


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  1. LaFrench February 7, 2011

    not all that. i am a fan of her with Dirty Money, I just don’t see her solo.

  2. Hilario Willz February 7, 2011


  3. Curt B February 7, 2011

    I love it, especially Vibrate and Biggest Fan. Its good for a mixtape. I want her to use less autotune and actually let her vocals show on the actual album through.

  4. antertain February 7, 2011


    Dawn got skillz man!

  5. jim February 7, 2011

    slayed and snateched wigs left and right with this. this mixtape/album is beautiful start to finish(as it plays in background)

  6. SparkD February 7, 2011

    She looks like Whitney in her My Love Is Your Love days in that picture.

  7. SparkD February 7, 2011

    Her style is similar to Brandy.

  8. MISHKA February 7, 2011

    I definitely see this girl going somewhere. She just need to find the right path or the right management (I’m going for the latter). Keep up , Dawn !!!!

  9. Music4life February 7, 2011

    FINALLY!! Dawn Richard is an incredible talent. Her voice is wonderfully unique and her writing capabilities are crazy! All of the tracks deserve to be on an album and flow so nicely. I hope we can expect to hear and see more from this beautifal Artist. Well Done Lady!!! You Deserve it!

  10. February 7, 2011

    Yawn Richard’s mixtape is ok…I just listened to it. She’s another Diddy casualty unfortunately.

  11. kc36 February 7, 2011

    I am loving her mixtape. I really think she can go somewhere with a solo career. She has some brandy influence in some of her songs . Again if you like danity kane you will love this!

  12. ftab February 7, 2011

    Mixtape is just unbelievable. Bulletproof is great. I love Champion, Me Myself and Y, Broken Record, Hey, Biggest Fan (has some New Orleans flava in it along with Superman), Runway, Let Love In is crazy, I’m Just Saying is dope nothing out like it, These Tears wow, Vibrate false is the truth. Dawn is really a great artist and I hope she gets the credit for that. I like good music, but unfortunately I don’t think that people like good music. I hope they support Dawn

  13. Royalkev February 7, 2011

    Great pic! Love it! …and @ Sparked, she really does look like Whitney (and I do see what you mean with the Brandy style too).

    The album is fire. She’s really better off as a solo artist or with DK. Shyt’d… I would not mind if she bring Kaleena along into a smaller version of DK (with only Aubrey and Shannon).

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  14. Firework February 7, 2011

    Just downloaded…My favs Runway, These tears and vibrate..I think its a fair mixtape but like sb said before..less autotune would be appreciated…

  15. jojo February 7, 2011

    Dawn, please less auto tune…you are very talented. Let’s see what you got darling. I am looking for forward to Danity Kane reunion for which I know will happen.

  16. NattyHeron February 7, 2011

    #dope I Love ‘Superhero’ ‘I’m Just Sayin’ and ‘Hey’ the most! She is super talented. I wish her much Solo Success.

  17. First timer February 7, 2011

    Hey is the F-ing Ish…. Wow i’m impressed thats a hot single right there like hey. Lmao can’t stop bouncing my head feel like saying hey lol. Im addicted to that song Really reminds me of the inspiration of brandy’s voice and songs. Dawn, hands down you got me captured. HEY!!!

  18. Speaks Truth February 7, 2011

    Dawn ripped this mixtape, this is beyond amazing for a mixtape, first of all “Superhero” is amazing for a Acapella she killed that and I would appreciate it more if there were no auto tune on that song becuz I love that she has a voice of her own, “Tears” is also amazing, I think it should get a video forreal, Runaway is also lovely, Me Myself and Y is very unique and different, I’m really feeling the remake of “I know” it is a tidbit better with Chris brown version but I like it cuz it’s unique that females making themselves to blame for love, I think it should get about 2 videos just to see how it goes and how fans/ new fans would connect.

  19. lola February 7, 2011

    I can’t listen to the mixtape now, but if Dawn wants to make it, she needs to RUN AS FAR AWAY FROM DIDDY AS SHE POSSIBLY CAN! He’s bad news and has never been committed to any of his music artists. Also, by hearing some of her singles a few days ago, it sounds like she wants to do a mixture of music genres, mostly pop, and if she wants to go pop and become a huge star unfortunately, she’s going to need a gimmick. I wonder how her career is going to turn out. She seems smart, not intelligent, but smart. I hope she read the comments on blogs and agreed that she needed to use Didd,y by being in his group, and then get as many connections as she could so she could actually have a shot at a solo career. I wish her the best of luck.

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  21. lovejt February 7, 2011

    LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. ~BeySoBreezy~ February 7, 2011

    OWH! Dawn better slay 😀 I love the mixtape, and I cant wait until she releases her solo debut. With the right material, and right team this girl can go places….

  23. KaVion February 7, 2011

    Before I download this…is it any good?

  24. SORRY GOTTA SAY IT February 7, 2011

    but dawn aint goin; no where she gon stay under diddy as long as she can….even tho she can sing…she sounds nice…but EVEYRBODY WITH GOOD SENSE know if she was to go on her own…she will flop

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    DAWN is a beast!

  26. Speaks Truth February 8, 2011

    @ Kavion it is beyond amazing, I let it play straight thru and it’s very truthful, the reviews are beyond what I wanted her to receive

    @Sorry got to say it, no everybody does not believe that, Dawn has a very unique voice and was always my favorite out of the group, if pretty sure if she release “Tears” it would get some play plus crack the 20 charts, I really think “Champion” could make it too bt when you say flop you need to refer that to Ciara/kandi/keyshia Cole/ XTINA not Dawn she makes dirty money group so #haveaseat

  27. Infamous Doll February 8, 2011

    I am not impressed with ANY of her songs. She just sound better being featured. She has a beautiful voice there is no doubting that but the beats and everything just dont click for me.

  28. kelzrowland February 8, 2011


    Dawn slayed…although the sound is an exact replica of Keri’s No Boys Allowed…still for a first defining record it gets a B from me. I enjoyed it..she has a lot of potential…

    I agree with the comments that she should use less autotune…My fav song is Hey

  29. MuzikJunkie! February 8, 2011

    I F***** LOVE Dawn and this mixtape pure fire! I love every song on the mixtape, but my favorites are These Tears, Bulletproof, Vibrate, Biggest Fan,Superman, & Let Love In! This has me SUPER excited for her to come out with an album!

  30. Junior in Jamaica February 8, 2011

    Nice mixtape but her voice is not 100% unique…she is very Brandy-esque with the tones and layering of the vocals…

  31. Speaks Truth February 8, 2011

    @kellsrowland you dumbass Kelly fans never seem to amaze me, how the he’ll do you here Keri Hilson in that mixtape, you sound very stupid & uneducated and too the person above me she sounds like brandy on maybe two songs but Dawn voice is very UNIQUE have you even heard her son “TipToe” this no auto tune on there and maybe you should check it out before you compare her to sideburns #noshade but Dawn has a very unique voice, let’s see what Brady going do when she come out and I notice that brandy never performs at these shows???

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  33. ArElle Tea February 8, 2011

    Hot and free, too much! I know you are coming out with a bad CD and I do mean good. Damn good singer. May God continue to bless you.

  34. Jeremy Danté February 8, 2011

    i love this mixtape.

  35. Mayra May 4, 2011

    I Know I’m Months Late, But I LOVE Her Mixtape! Every Song Is DOPE!!! My Fave’s Are; I’m Just Saying, Bulletproof, My Myself & Y, Broken Record, Champion.

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