BIO Dawn Duchess was born August 24th in Sacremento, California, the only child to a Military family from the South. Just one year later her family relocated to Europe, where she spent all her childhood and some early adult years in a small town in German At a very young age her parents separated which drew a strong interest towards writing.
Duchess picked up the pen and began to use her imagination as a way to escape reality, writing short stories and expressing her bottled up frustration through poetry. Years after graduating from High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany Duchess decided to relocate in order to go to college. After a couple years of moving around she found a comfortable place to settle in Savannah, GA. There she attended College with plans of majoring in English Communications and minoring in creative writing.
Ideas of a music career didn’t occur until 2008 after she was inspired to write a song based off a poem of hers called “Lonely Girl”. Her first song was recorded in the attic of her uncle’s home studio. The Duchess fell in love with creating music and then begin to faithfully write and record every week. By 2010 her 1st mixtape, “Self Introduction” was released online. A few years later, one of her singles hit the air waves of Savannah’s 94.1 and that’s when the mcee slammed the drive into overtime. Duchess dropped 6 more mixtapes between Livemixtapes, Coast2Coast, and Datpiff. The next year she was invited to host the Battle of the Bands at the annual Stopover fest. She participated weekly as a freestyle contestant for Hip Hop Night at the Jinx, played as opening Act to Yung Berg, as well as Khia, and won Overall Top Freestyle Rapper at Deb Antney’s be100 Radio Launch Party in 2013. Her single “Work” streamed the Indie Top 10 Countdown for weeks at a time which created a heavy online demand.By using the internet as a main source of network Dawn Duchess has managed to catch features on other stations in areas like Montgomery, AL at E93, and Little Rock’s 88.3.With the #DuchessMusic buzz rapidly rising, it’s only a matter of time before this dedicated mcee drops her first official album Stay tuned to what’s going on next by watching Dawn Duchess video blog series on YouTube entitled ‘Trapped in the Lab’, where fans can go behind-the-scenes into studio sessions, hear sneak peaks of unreleased singles, and get on set previews of new music videos!
Top 5 Influences: Missy Elliott, Michael Jackson, Pink, GrindHardRadio, & Young Dolph
Anything to tell your fans? To MAKE SURE to download my new mixtape on Spinrilla at the end of this month. Started Doing Music, inspired by my poetry as a way to vent.
What are your goals for 2017? Get more recognition for my songwriting and consistently get show bookings this year to support my family.