Dawn Richard Covers Prince, Frank Ocean at SXSW Showcase

Dawn Richard

With a week to go before the release of her EP Armor On, Dawn Richard brought her live show to the frontlines of SXSW with an intimate set at Cielo in Austin. The Hearts leader commanded the stage with her interlude “Change” mixed with Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” and also reprised her remix of Frank Ocean’s “Novacane.” Also check out the promo photo for the EP’s first single “Bombs,” inspired by her New Orleans heritage.

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32 Comments

  1. brainfood.com

    I’m really inspired by this woman. She just keeps pushin’ for her dream. Gotta love the endurance!

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  2. Songstress

    She doing her thing !!!!

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  3. LOVE IT!

    Go Dawn, enjoy yourself! lol

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  4. bliss

    can no one see that she is a mega star mnn!!! she is the dopest!!

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  5. Dominique

    The fuck she got on, though?

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    Harry Reply:

    @Dominique, swag thats what… shit looks amazing… get on the high fashion train… its better than ass out and the same crap all these other artist be wearing… loves it!

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    Amanda Christine Reply:

    @Harry, Thank you! I made it. Aji by Amanda Christine.

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  6. HEARTSHEAUX

    HOT HOT HOT .. SHE IS SEXY LOVE HER

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  7. go off

    I LOVE IT.. SHE IS AMAZING LIVE.. TOTAL PACKAGE

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  8. mickel

    yo this chick is bomb…. this is her year

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  9. awesome man

    few can be great in every area of artistry…..she is apart of that few… outstanding performer… crazy vocalist, amazing dancer, fashionista , humble spirit. everything it takes to be a Star.. LOVES IT

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  10. WonderLand19

    Love Her! Hopes she signs to a label that pushes her music and promotes her.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE DAWN!

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  11. Wow!

    This girl is so talented! Give props where there due.

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  12. CarlosBonegro

    you lot are trippin

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  13. georgia23

    YEEEEEEEES DAWN!!!! *WAVING PRAYER CLOTH* I’m soooooooo hype I get to experience this LIVE! She’s gonna do a promo tour with PJ Morton and they’ll be in ATL 4/6… I’m TOO excited!

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  14. antoinette

    Love Dawn!!! Can’t wait for EP 3.27.12 However, I want her to hire a reputable stylist!!! It looks like she came out of the Sauna and threw a towel around her neck. I am all for trying to be fashion forward. But ya’ll be honest!! It was a missed shot this time. Please hire a STYLIST, they keep you fashion forward, but they reel u in when it is just wrong. Music though is tight.

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    lady h Reply:

    @antoinette, babe check out haider ackermann…. its couture….it lookes super dope live… shit is bomb..trustme!!

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    antoinette Reply:

    @lady h, OK took your advice, went to haiderackermann.be/ Those clothes looked great on the RUNWAY. But EDITING is needed for someone on stage. Let’s agree to disagree. I want DAWN to succeed.Loved her since MTB. Her humility stood out to me.

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    SLAY THEM Reply:

    @antoinette, yeah i know.. but i think its supposed to be baggy babe.. thats the whole swag … It won;t be for everbody

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    Amanda Christine Reply:

    @SLAY THEM, Dawn is rocking Aji by Amanda Christine.

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  15. A

    the photo is AMAZING.

    Havent watched the videos yet, but Ill do it later

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  16. SLAY THEM

    fashion aint for the closed minded.. DAWN GO IN AND LIVE!!!! SHE IS BOMB

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  17. LOVE?

    she doesnt know what look to go for does she

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    dope.com Reply:

    @LOVE?, what do you mean bbe. all the looks work for her.. she is one artist that can do all looks.. I LIVE !!

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  18. hill

    DAWN YOU BAD MY SISTAS/03/27/2012 LET GO

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  19. sherry

    LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE HEEEERRRRRR! Amazing!

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  20. Steph

    I am loving what I’m seeing. This girl is in a lane of her own. And she’s riding it well. Love her vocals, and performance. Good job!!!!!

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  21. dope.com

    SHE IS DOPE AF… HER STYLE IS SO DIFFERENT. IT MATCHES HER SWAG AND SOUND.. LOVE HER

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  22. KeepingItFunky

    I just can FEEL the eyes & ears opening for Dawn. I been ridin’ with this woman since the beginning – when the nay-sayers were everywhere! They said she was “too dark or ugly”. Her voice was “too deep.” When they blamed her for Danity Kane’s break-up. When they said her talent isn’t what got her in Dirty Money. But, here she is. Still going! Making a statement. You have no choice but to respect her drive & commitment to her artistry. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for her. That way I can say “I told you so!!! Golden Heart heaux!!” Haha : )

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  23. Hugh

    Such a great performer!

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  24. brainfood.com

    I like her so much. She even makes me moist. Nothing sexier than another hard working black woman.

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  25. who yOU

    is this a new R&B pop singer

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