Album Preview: Dawn Richard – ‘Armor On’

Armor On

Dawn Richard challenges the definition of R&B with her EP, Armor On. The former Danity Kane and Dirty Money diva isn’t serving up classic soul-drenched records on this project—she’s putting her own spin on a brand of music that has a place for R&B-heavy ballads, pop tunes, and dance sensibilities. The EP, which was produced primarily by Druski—he crafted nine of the 10 tracks, Rick Rude helmed “Faith”—is a prelude to her full-length solo debut, GoldenHeart.

Throughout the impressive body of work, the New Orleans native addresses broken relationships, the temptation of the music industry, a positive support system, and true romance. The soundscapes Druski offers never drown Dawn’s vocals, but rather serve as the bed for her poignant lyrics to rest on.

Rap-Up.com prepares you for the battle ahead by delivering a track-by-track preview of Armor On, which will be available exclusively on iTunes on March 27. While she’s moved on from Diddy and Bad Boy after six years—the split was amicable—it’s for good reason. Dawn proves she shines best as a solo entity.

1. “Intro (Call to Hearts)”
Dawn is calling out to her “Hearts”—the name she dubs her fans—on this introductory track. While the beat throbs with urgency—the sound is reminiscent of a ticking clock—listeners are brought into the singer’s world. “We need armor. I need armor,” she coos before the track takes a turn toward a drum and bass sound.

2. “Black Lipstick”
Druski serves up a frenetic drum and bass-tinged beat on this ode to the music business. The title alone suggests Dawn should be singing of painted faces, but she’s actually serving up lyrics that compare the music industry to a tempting and mysterious woman. “My heart was running, running, running away from nowhere/ She caught me off guard from afar in the distance without saying a word from her lips,” she sings.

3. “Bombs”
This tune serves as the lead single from Armor On, and it’s a suitable choice considering Dawn is ferocious here. She’s confident, her lyrics are packed with punch, and her vocals ride the explosive beat. “Fresh off a leash, I’m such a monster,” “Y’all throwin’ shade, but I’m so summer,” and “Just feed me beats and watch me eat up all y’all” are just some of the lines she delivers before the catchy chorus kicks in.

4. “Automatic”
When this mid-tempo track commences, an alarm rings as a warning to the man in Dawn’s life, one who thinks he can treat her like a switch—turn her on and off at his leisure. She’s not heartbroken over his ways, but rather has turned stone cold. She feels artificial when loving her boo now and this is Dawn’s lyrical “fuck you.” She sums it up best with, “I’ma do me, you can do you.”

5. “Change”
Dawn is an R&B artist at heart, but this beat is far from the standard soul tune. An uptempo ditty, the songbird shines over the driving beat. “I don’t know if he knows he’s a diamond in the rough/ ‘Cause he’s used to me showing him that he’s not enough/ Need to start showing him everyday/ If he was religion I’d be the faith,” she commands. Dawn admits that she has to change her ways to make this relationship flourish.

6. “Heaven” feat. Druski
A slower number, Druski steps from behind the boards as producer and gives Dawn a vocal assist. They trade lines over the bongo-heavy beat, which house music lovers will take delight in listening to. Dawn opens up about a romance that once was, thinking back on how she gave her all but the man in her life walked out the door.

7. “Faith”
Rick Rude produced this jam, an uptempo track that could sit easily on the dance charts. Dawn’s versatility on record is refreshing—she can rock an R&B song to the core as much as she can work vocals on a tune that would mix well with a Calvin Harris record. The singer celebrates the faith that a supportive soul has in her. “A toast to you/ I’m OK but with you I’m perfection,” she sings.

8. “Scripture”
Guitars drive the track as Dawn’s breathy lyrics describe yet another relationship, this time one she compares to religion. “If his love has a description/ It’d be the secret to my soul/ I look to him in reverence/ I’m kneeling at his presence,” she croons. She worships his love and is prepared to make a confession, however, the disclosure she leaves up to her lover.

9. “S.M.F.U. (Remix)”
Originally released last fall, “Save Me From You” showcased the singer’s vulnerability. She wore her emotions on her sleeve when singing of a dude that continuously let her down then, and now, she’s doing much of the same on the remix. The ballad finds her recalling how her heart was tossed in the flames and the Superman she adored never once lived up to his name.

10. “Outro (The Battle)”
The final track on the EP, Dawn wraps with this statement: “When it’s all said and done, we’ll let them know.” The songstress never reveals just what she’ll let people know over the steady rhythm, but we’ll assume she’s referring to her effortless talents, which sparkle throughout the 10 tracks comprising Armor On.

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99 Comments

  1. Trillafood

    Kelis should sue both Kaleena and Dawn ugly ass for copying her Fleshtone cover.

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    Nicole Reply:

    @Trillafood, Let me tell you something. Dawn is not ugly at all, so your comment is RIDICULOUS. Dawn is fly, her swag is fly, her body is fly, and her music is fly. You sound like someone who knows Dawn. What! You made because she ain’t rockin with you. Dawn been had this cover out. And you just now noticed. LAME!

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    PYTee Reply:

    @Trillafood, who is Kelis?? *scratches head*

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @PYTee, as if anyone knows Dawn lol. Stop it.

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    Terrance Prescott Barnes Reply:

    @Trillafood, The hell are you talking about? That position has been in photos around the world in so many different types of styled photography. Discombobulated piece of shit…

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    Nate Reply:

    @Trillafood, Kelis got her swag from Grace Jones. There is nothing new under the sun. Another day, another dollar.

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    Trillafood Reply:

    @Nate, The dumbest, most irrelevant comment ever. Kelis swag is authentic. Since when Dawn manly face had swag. She’s a wanna be Brandy swagger jacking Kelis’s 2010 look. SHawn is LATE & fugly.

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    Nate Reply:

    @Trillafood, Being called “dumb” by someone who uses the word “fugly” is a gift from the Gods of Irony.

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    Trillafood Reply:

    @Nate, Yet you Stan for an fugly hoe Pawn.

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    locuz lvoe1 Reply:

    @Trillafood, dead ass wrong for that< keep it moving hater

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  2. antoinette

    Very disappointed in this music. Turned off!

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  3. Nothingnew

    Someone called her a musicial genius in one of her tweets. Really? I am going to keep my money in my pocket.

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  4. LOVE IT!

    THIS ENTIRE EP IS FIYAH! DAWN AND DRUSKI OUT DID THEMSELVES. I CAN’T STOP LISTENING. I’M READY TO BLAST IT IN MY CAR. I WILL DEFINITELY PURCHASE IT ON ITUNES. ONE THING ABOUT ME! I DON’T CARE IF I LIKE YOU OR NOT. IF YOUR MUSIC ISN’T QUALITY MUSIC. I’M NOT BUYING IT. HOWEVER, THIS IS QUALITY MUSIC, IT’S WORTH MY MONEY. AND FOR ANYONE TO SAY DAWN DIDN’T BRING IT, IS A LIAR! I’M GLAD MUSIC STILL LIVES.

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  5. Music&Me

    Na! The best songs on the EP were already put out weeks ago. And what did they do to SMFU? This is like many of Shakespeare’s stories a TRAGEDY!!

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    Lawayne Reply:

    @Music&Me, ummm…
    u need to get ur ears checked like fa’real!!! lol

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  6. nicole

    yea smfu is horrible now. i m disappointed as well.. even douh i love dawn.. it’s not a good ep.. I dont like it that much.. :/ but BOMBS is a great song.

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  7. Terrance Prescott Barnes

    I’m buying it at midnight; if I remember to. Dawn Richard for life… <3

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  8. PYTee

    That smfu remix is dope af! What is wrong with you people? I personally love the EP, not her best but it’s still quality music

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  9. Dave

    How are y’all commenting on the songs as if, this post gave you a actual audio preview listen?

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    Unknown Reply:

    @Dave, You can listen to the entire EP on AOL Music.

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  10. Unknown

    This ish is cray. Dawn definitely outdid herself here and shout out to Drew for the production.

    Some fans have this Dawn vs. Kalenna battle going for a while now, but my question is why cant they support each other without competition.
    Love Kalenna part in Automatic.

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    In the Know Reply:

    @Unknown, She is not in that song. Kalenna throws major shade. She is a hater. Dawn is all about the positivity. But props to Dawn for coming out with fire. Always outdoing HERSELF. Because thats all that Dawn (Like any REAL artist) cares about.

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    Unknown Reply:

    @In the Know, Kalenna is definitely in Automatic towards the end. It’s a very small line she says “listen sorry if I’m thinking about you, imma do me…..” Listen to the vocals over powering Dawn automatic lines. That is Kalenna.

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    In the Know Reply:

    @Unknown, It is NOT Kalenna. Mark my words. I know what I am talking about.

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    In the Know Reply:

    @In the Know, Most of these songs were recorded with Dru in the last two months or so. Kalenna and Dawn have not even spoken let alone been in the studio together to have her on one of Dawn’s songs.

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  11. georgia23

    I can’t believe my eyes… I’ve heard the EP in it’s entirety and I am COMPLETELY satisfied. This music is not for everybody and I get that, but for so many people to trash it (While Reviews PRAISE it) is crazy. I’m so proud of Dawn for doing something ORIGINAL! It’s so easy to be a copy cat of what’s already out and she’s going against the grain in such a natural way that it’s apparent NOBODY is in her lane. I applaud her, this EP and I WILL DEFINITELY be buying it when it drops. #heartsheaux

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    Epic Fail Reply:

    @georgia23, Do you read a review of a movie before you go see it? NO. You go and form your own opinion. Just because a review praises it doesn’t not mean you will automatically like it. You are right though, Nobody is in her lane!!!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Epic Fail, ummm…the purpose of reviews is for people to read it before they go see it…therefor, they can form their decision as to whether they’ll watch it or not…

    Although I form my own opinion of movies and music, I still like to read the reviews beforehand to see what the general public and professional critics feel about it…which influences how much i should anticipate the movie or music.

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    Epic Fail Reply:

    @SdotB, Most people do not read reviews. People like what they like!!! If I am AOL and Itunes I am not going to give her a bad review. I want people to BUY her EP. Let’s wait for the reviews of those not tied to making $$$ off this EP.

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @Epic Fail, Excuse me… I listened to the EP prior to reading the review. So thanks, but no thanks. I am a fan of REAL music. Not the crap that the radio shoves down my throat. Something authentic, something with a pulse. Something with feelings… in short, something REAL. And this EP is the truth Point, Blank, PERIOD.

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    Donna Reply:

    @georgia23, AGREE, AGREE, AND AGREE!!!

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    Epic Fail Reply:

    @georgia23, The only thing that is different is the beats. Her bad lyrics are the same that is being smaashed down our throats as you say.

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  12. Trey

    Dave,

    You can preview the entire EP on AOL. If you’re a music lover you’ll love it but if you just want hot beats with mindless lyrics this EP isn’t for you.
    I enjoyed the EP and will be purchasing tomorrow. If you’re a true fan of Dawn you know her journey from the beginning and it took a lot of hard work to get here. Personally, I’m glad she did the music she wanted to do instead of trying to appease a certain group of people.

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    Unknown Reply:

    @Trey, Knowing someones journey and liking what they put out musically is two different things.

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    Dave Reply:

    @Trey, Thanks, I bought the EP yesterday

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  13. Kyle

    I can’t wait to hear this album tomorrow! I will always support Dawn because you can just tell she is so passionate about her art.

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  14. Mr.Armoron

    Wtf is wrong with u guys i love this Ep she is in a different lane and u bitches wasnt ready im gonna buy dawn

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  15. DancernMe

    I think if she focuses on the hiphop crowd this EP will do well.

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  16. R@@

    Im Currently listening to the EP now and I must say this is GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!! Dawn did her thing Im glad she’s doing what she does best I will be supporting her!!

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  17. Un

    I am still hopeful that Goldenheart will be better than this EP. I will keep my $$$ this time.

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  18. R@@

    I just finished listening and Im SOLD! this has many sides to it and I love it…from being cocky to being in love, breaking away from your lover every song flows into the next which I LIVE.And the SMFU remake is GREAT I love it all! by reading some of the comments im a lil confused with some of yall but hey we all have different ears…Support this EP!! Dawn KEEP making music that tell stories!! You HAVE my full support 100%

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  19. HatedIt*Zsnap*

    .__. Dawn has gone to far in a different direction for me. It is not the music though. An instrumental of the EP would be great!!! Lyrically I was a little loss for words.

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  20. MISTY

    THIS EP PREVIEW IS FIRE. DAWN HAS MADE ME A FAN. I CAN ROCK TO THIS TYPE OF MUSIC. I’M TIRED OF HEARING THE SAME OLD THING. FOR HER TO HAVE NO LABEL BACKING HER UP. SHE GETS AN A++ FROM ME. THIS TYPE OF WORK IS NOT EASY. AND SHE DID ONE HELL OF A JOB. THE PREVIEWS ARE ON POINT. THANKS DAWN! I’M AN OFFICIAL HEART.

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  21. Lil

    Well she told us in advance it would be different and that it is. Wow! Not what I expected. Armored off for now.

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  22. Mary

    I love the preview of Dawn’s Ep. I’m excited for tomorrow. I see her haters has followed her, once again lol. She’s a star and people are starting to notice.

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  23. Hip-Hop Fiend

    Diddy gave her the boot lmao… Her career is over. Diddy must of gave her the boot because Cassie giving up that pussy again thats why Cassie got new music out again on Bad Boy.

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    Treyy Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, And if you really believe that, I feel sorry for you.

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    Teamme Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, That is just mean and down right disgusting. That was so unnecessary!!! Realllyyy?

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    In the Know Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, How mistaken you are. If you only knew how many labels want this girl.

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    Lawayne Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, i never really comment on these sites
    but u so fuckin stupid lol
    go read a book or somethin
    if u knew any better u would know dawn WASNT dropped
    &&the EP is CRAZY!!!
    get a life

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  24. NotPushy

    I disagree. If a big LABEL had been behind her they would have helped her make these songs more MARKETABLE. This EP will appeal to a smaller audience unfortunately.

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @NotPushy, So… what’s better? Sell your individuality and creativity for big label backing and a wide audience? Or go indie, keep your creativity, make music that you love and are happy with AND pocket your money? I’ll support indie artist til I die if their product is right. She definitely did her thing on this EP and I’d rather her stay this route and keep her soul.

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    Teamme Reply:

    @georgia23, I agree with you totally! I just thought she WANTED to reach a bigger audience. That’s all. I personally don’t feel that taking out the cursing would be losing one’s soul. Just my opinion.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @georgia23,

    Well Frickin’ Said! Some kideo’s don’t understand that individuality is what keeps you in people’s minds! I admire Dawn for her persistence…in spite of negativity, this girl has a dream and I see her goin’ for it! Out of all the Making the band females Diddy chose, You can really see who really wanted this!

    Thank you for giving me something worth reading!

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  25. Teamme

    I like the Intro, Black lipstick(Lyrics are very clever) and Change.

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  26. Not Pushy

    I am not saying she is wrong for wanting to go indie. Just saying her audience would be narrow. Sorry for wanting bigger things for her. Ouch!

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  27. Me that's who

    Dawn is show casing her skills, right now. And she’s doing a good job at it. She already has label’s who want to sign her. She wants the audience to see how versatile she is. Let this girl live, and do her. Dawn is so talented it’s RIDICULOUS. She can make music to fit everyone. If this what she can do independently. I feel for the industry!

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  28. Elgin

    To be honest I don’t think that this was her best work, but I think it’s a pretty good project. I just love how far she has come musically and I respect the fact that shes gotten all of this buzz without a major label , a lot of indie cant even get this kinda buzz let alone be on 106 & park. I think once this drops it will only be matter of time before she gets signed to major label deal

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  29. jassy

    Dawn has done a solid job with this EP. The sound reminds me of LTTP which I thought was one of the best albums of 2010. I appreciate that she takes risk and isn’t afraid to do beyond what is expected. I will definitely be getting my copy tomorrow. #ArmorON

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  30. EAT_CUNT

    YESSSSSSSSS! she is musically ahead of them WHORES you all stan for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. music4life

    After listening to the preview, I will be supporting this EP tomorrow. Sonically this goes very hard, a beautifal marriage of excellent production and great lyrics and vocals. Kudos to Druksi and Rick Rude for bringing the fire with production. Most importantly a round of applause is in order for Ms. Dawn Richard. For staying hungry not giving up and keeping it about the music. Her hard work is paying off and you can deffinitely here it in this EP. Even if she doesnt “win” in terms of moving numbers it really doesn’t matter because at the end of the day the work speaks for itself. Lets Go Dawn!!!

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  32. WhatItsAllAbout

    Isn’t that what the music industry is all about, MOVING NUMBERS. If it wasn’t, artist would just continue to give away FREE music. I’ll wait to see what this EP does, to see if she is really relevant.

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    EAT_CUNT Reply:

    @WhatItsAllAbout, NO it’s about TALENT, thats something you people dont understand yall rather listen to crapy ass half baked ass artist instead of REAL god given talent. smh

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    WhatItsAllAbout Reply:

    @EAT_CUNT, I would not call Whitney, Mary J, Alicia Keys, Anita Baker, Faith Evans, India Arie, Jill Scott, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Aliyah, Adele, Mariah, Celine… I could go on. I would not call these women half baked artist. All of them found their on nich. These are very Talented women. I would not even put Dawn in that catagory yet. Plz. Might I add, that they did it w/o putting others down. Their talent spoke for it’s self.

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    THE REALEST! Reply:

    @WhatItsAllAbout, You’re comparing artist who where under a Major Label Company. Dawn is independent right now, doing her own thing. I agree it’s about pushing numbers, and she’ll get there. She still did a hell of a job on this Ep. It might not suite your type music, but it suites mine’s. And Dawn haven’t put anyone down. People always trying to put her down, so state the true facts. And stop comparing other people situations to hers.

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  33. WonderLand19

    Just Finished Listening to the EP……

    AND ITS AMAZING, EPIC, SPECTACULAR, FLAWLESS, TIMELESS and AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Someone sign her now!!!

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  34. mus

    I love dawn. But i think she complicated things too much with this E.P. She should have given us those catchy melodies we all love her for. The attempt to be risque just came out weird, i wont be purchasing this EP unfortunately.

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  35. TalkTalk

    Interesting what people consider good music. Micheal Jackson was EPIC and Timeless. How long Dawn been around? Let’s leave those words for those artist who deserve them. It’s one thing to be confident and another to be presumptuous.

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  36. Missstep

    Why didn’t she just stick to what won our hearts in the first place. In her quest to be different, it just doesn’t work for me. Sorry

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    MB704 Reply:

    @Missstep, What is up with the song Scripture? “I’m kneeling in his presence..” She’s prepared to make a confession. Is this a gospel song or love song? It doesn’t make me think anything, but that it is too weird for me.

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  37. JJ

    I feel mislead.

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    SMFU Reply:

    @JJ, I agree. Not direction I thought she was going.

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  38. AbleBody

    I am glad I got to hear the original version of SMFU before they messed it up. What in the world? They better market this EP as hard as they can. That is the only thing that is going to save it. It is pretty bad.

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  39. ME THAT'S WHO

    SOME OF YALL ARE BLIND, DEAF, OR DUMB. DAWN CLEARLY STATED THE EP WOULD BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT PEOPLE EXPECTED. NOW THAT’S IT DIFFERENT, PEOPLE POST COMMENTS AS IF THEY’RE SHOCKED. PEOPLE DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM SUPPORTING LTTP. IF AN ELITE ARTIST WOULD HAVE DROPPED THESE SONG, IT WOULD BE HOTT. THE WORLD WE MUST LIVE IN! THIS IS AN EP AND PEOPLE ACT LIKE IT’S AN ALBUM. GROW UP! THE EP IS FLAWLESS. I’M BUYING IT TOMORROW.

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    AbleBody Reply:

    @ME THAT’S WHO, When someone has opinion different than theirs the immediate response is to call someone dumb. I am glad you love it, but I don’t. That is all. I am going to make a prediction. She will probably get about 20,000 downloads. That might amount to about $100,000. It will cover the cost of all her wasted time. Didn’t want to go there, but you made me.

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    In the Know Reply:

    @AbleBody, I beg to differ.

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    AbleBody Reply:

    @In the Know, We will see soon enough. Won’t we?

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    Donna Reply:

    @AbleBody, I’m not trying to be mean. I just get frustrated with individuals comments about the direction she chose for her “Armor” Ep. When she clearly stated it, multiple times. I knew before it dropped. it was going to sound different. I didn’t realize it was going to sound this good. This is new for me to! It might not be for everybody, but there are others who love it. And I’m one of them! I just know good music hear it.

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    Donna Reply:

    @Donna, Computer difficulties ugh, I’m Me That’s Who!

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    alwayssinging Reply:

    @ME THAT’S WHO, She did say in a tweet last week that “They were treating the EP like an ablum.” There was very high expectations. That could’ve confuse people! idk I hope she gets signed.

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    Donna Reply:

    @alwayssinging, I know exactly what she said. Treating and being are two different things. Again, this is not an album, album that you purchase in a store. You’re looking for alot from a $5 dollar Ep. I think you’re looking for music that was on her mixtape. And I’m pretty sure you’ll get that again. I’m going to enjoy this Ep for now.

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    Donna Reply:

    @Donna, Computer difficulties ugh! From Me That’s Who!

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    ME THAT'S WHO Reply:

    @Donna, To be honest the Ep is worth more than $5!

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  40. Warren

    LOVE the new tracks!

    well, the previous ones too, specially Change.

    She is really Dope, there should me more artists like her and Kalenna. for real.

    the current r&b artists arent doing their thing, no shade.

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  41. locuz lvoe1

    When is she gonna get signed to a record Label

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  42. Hip-Hop Fiend

    ^ Pinapple Records with Olivia… Anyway Alicia Keys>>>>>>>>>>

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  43. The Heart

    Wow I see some hate.. I think the EP is really good.. I’m a dawn fan and yea sonically her sound is different.. But I’m tired of everyone sounding the same and exactly as dawn says, u will never get that from her.. She will always bring something new, different and refreshing to the table.. REMINDER. This is a prelude of what’s to come.. Sonically GoldenHeart will sound similar.. But this is all about coming out. Tomorrow tune into 106 and park and listen to all that it’s about and see her new music video.. She’s about to take the world by storm.. Independently and soon to be signed!!

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  44. bijan

    I support her

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  45. KOKO

    This is SO REFRESHING. I LOVE THE EP.

    Problem I am noticing though, I cant understand the lyrics in Automatic, or the chorus in “Heaven” . I think her voice (as well as Drew’s) are being drowned out by the music. Their voices sound muffled, makes me mad because I know the lyrics GO IN.

    I love Dawn, I fully support her, and Druski! They are goin to blow up, Dawn has been so persistent, consistent, she wants this BAD. I’m buying “Armor On” tomorrow.

    I love how the EP is designed like a story, a specific beat follows into the next song.

    **Dawn reads these reviews yall**

    DAWN I LOVE YOU! KEEP GOIN HARD LOVE, AND GOD WILL LEAD YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO BE. YOU ARE CREATING A BUZZ, MEANING THAT PEOPLE ARE LISTENING TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!! GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER, HEARTS INCLUDED!!! NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. TAKE US THERE….

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    thetruth Reply:

    @KOKO, I don’t think Dawn has the time to read these comments. Most artist ignore these comments. They could start to take these comments personally.

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    In the Know Reply:

    @KOKO, Download the EP from iTunes and that problem goes away!! The preview sounds terrible compared to the REAL ep.

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    #HeartsSpeak Reply:

    @KOKO, I don’t think she’s sittin up here readin all the comments, but I think she takes constructive criticism. She addresses some of these comments in her interviews. So she’s reading them, maybe not all of them….

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  46. APARENT

    I am a 39 year old mom.I am old to a lot of you. I am so angry. Would I let my teenage girl download this music. Absolutely not!!! (But she was in Danity Kane) Thank you itunes for the explicit warnings!!! This artist must not have children or if she does I am sure she would never let them hear this music. Young teenagers have followed you. Artist always say, I”m just expressing myself. Yeah, them you go and put it all over the airwaves!!! Most of these young people will not become artist, they will study to go out into the work force. They have to learn to use THEIR WORDS to communicate with average people. This is going to fall on deaf ears I know. I just need to go vent on Media Awareness Network. Warning parents know what your kids are listening to and watch music videos with them. They say this music is for adults but we know who watches these Entertainment shows. Wake up Parents.
    I am so frustrated.

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    FRUSTRATED Reply:

    @APARENT, THAT IS WHAT THE EXPLICIT WARNINGS ARE FOR. BE A RESPONSIBLE PARENT AND LET YOUR CHILD LISTEN TO SOMETHING APPROPRIATE UNTIL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO ENJOY THIS MUSIC. AND IF NOT THEY JUST BE QUIET. THE WARNINGS ARE THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU … SO WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO THANK PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE AND LOVE THIS ARTIST FOR WARNINGS THAT ARE THERE ON PURPOSE!? IF YOU HAVE A PERSONAL VENDETTA WITH HER FOR USING PROFANITY THAT IS YOUR ISSUE. NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO EVEN VISIT THIS PAGE OR BUY THE EP.

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  47. Lisa

    I bought Dawn’s EP and it is dope. She’s one of the top vocalists in the game with Fantasia, Christina Aguilera, Brandy and Beyonce.

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  48. antoinette

    She is not even in the same catagory as Christina, Brandy. Go back about 10 years and listen again to the songs these women have put out. Dawn is not there yet. Respect those that have been in the game for a long time. Top vocalists-she has not proved that yet.

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    Kalub Reply:

    @antoinette, You must not follow her entire body of work.

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    antoinette Reply:

    @Kalub, No you must not have heard the others body of work.I have heard her songs from DK, songs like Trainwreck,Jezebel,Still in love, Mixtape, SMFU, Armor On EP. Have you listened to Christina’s(I’m Beautiful) song lately. Come on! Trust me there are more names that I could put out there. In a few years she may gain my respect, but not right now. I hope she makes me EAT my words.

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    antoinette Reply:

    @antoinette, Oh and I don’t even have to go back 10 years. I’ll give you a newer name when it comes to vocals. Goapele! Have you heard Closer and the newest one Tears on my pillow. Her vocals are off the chart. So before anyone calls Dawn ” a top Vocal-referring to Lisa’s comment above” be careful. There’s so many. Why do FANS try to make the artist they like better than any of the others. They could find their place if FANS would calm down. LOL

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