Monday, April 5, 2010
Dominique Larue Interview
Peace and blessings! What's gwanin, D? Formerly introduce yourself for all those who aren't in the know.
Dominique Larue, Ohio Native, Columbus to be exact, the Test Taste Food of America, whatever it's called, just know we're mad fat here.
"Herstory" is the other side of the same coin, "Let Em Know" definitely illustrates that. In one sentence, from "Ohio With Love" to now, give me your story.
I am a self-educated, no nonsense mother but fun loving woman wrapped up in a beautiful body who happens to make music.
Rap is a contact sport, through out its HIStory, it's been gender specific. Is what you're doing going against the grain, or just taking a detour through the course?
Depends on whose grain we're referring to. Commercial's grain? By all means and its not because I have flow or lyrics or even rocking a dope sample on some boom bap drums. It's because I'm doing ME, easy as pie. I can rock any joint and rock it how I feel best, not because they want me to rock it a certain. I wanna remain independent because I want to do me, so in essence, I'm going against the grain.
Where are all the Female MCs?
We're everywhere!! Man, I see these articles asking that question and I'm like it's bull because we're every damn where! DMV, NY, Chicago, TX, ha every state! Plus I'm not the only one rockin here in Columbus, not the only one in Ohio neither!
Black Thought said "to mc requires skill, I demand some shone" - what element of your game needs the MOST work?
Patience, sometimes I rush my creativity and end up redoing everything because it all sounds rushed. I've been making a conscious effort of telling myself you can't rush greatness. I've also been working on being poetic and lyrical at the same time. To me it's two different things so and my whole life I've been nothing but lyrical. I want to use a crazy flow but the lyric game is proper ya know and to me poets have crazy flow game.
Let's be honest. Every MC, male or female has an angel, a gimmick, a niche. What makes you unique?
Well it has to be my angelic smile or smirk rather or my vibrant humor!! Haha, nah for real image wise it gotta be my head wrap; flow wise I feel that I have a lot to offer, whether is straight goin in on tracks, story telling and I mean beginning middle and end. I also love to write about love, love songs are my shit and I can say that's my niche!
In the grand scheme, Ohio never has really been a breeding ground of MCs so to speak. Sure respect is giving where it's due; but is Dominique Larue in a class of her own? Not just in your location but do you consider other Female MCs in your class?
In essence yes, I feel have something different to offer than every other one which is a good thing. I feel that all the female emcees who are dope and we all have something different to offer such as RA the MC, she's dope and she's in her own lane. I'm in my own lane as well, here and all over. I always try to come better than what I previously did and use music as a means to speak my mind and to separate myself from others.
I had asked you before what you thought about Lil Kim and Fox Boog, about them over-sexing their image and you said "they closed the door right behind them". Elaborate.
Let's switch gears. How would you of made Harlem Nights end?
End of Regulation
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