Video: Dawn Richard – ‘Bombs’

Dawn Richard

Cowabunga! Dawn Richard rounds up her Hearts and storms the desert in the video for “Bombs,” the explosive first single off her EP Armor On, produced and written by Druski. The former Danity Kane and Dirty Money diva transforms into a warrior princess, donning a feathered headpiece and long braid, as she and her dancers bust out aggressive choreography to the bombastic beat.

“I wanted the art direction to be cohesive with the song and sound of the EP,” said Dawn. “Warriors fighting for the same cause. ‘Bombs’ is the ‘Hearts have arrived’ record.”



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79 Comments

  1. tye

    this is DOPE

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @tye,

    It’s Incredible. BUT CAN SOMEONE WHY TELL ME WHY SHE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE’S TAKING THIS ISH SERIOUSLY? LIKE COME ON, I UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE SEXY VIBE BUT IT’S KINDA LOOKING LIKE IT’S A VIDEO FOR LIKE VIMEO OR TUMBLR. HER FACE & EMOTION LOOKED LIKE SHE DIDN’T GIVEN A F**K. BUT YOU DID IT DAWN, YOU DEFO GOT THAT BADBOY SOUND. PROPS – KEEP R&B ALIVE!!!

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    DAWI Reply:

    @Lauryn, i totally agree I like dawn she’s 1 of the few artist out there that actually has heart and drive and makes good music… But at the end of this vid I was like why is her face so numb its like she’s dead in the face there’s no connection at all… Jus sayin…

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Lauryn, I think people are so used to wacky facial expressions a la N.Minaj that when someone doesn’t make a face, rather a cold boss stare, they can’t get it. Her facial expressions were one of the things I liked the most about the vid and I even commented on it. She looked like a boss, like she owned everything and nobody could tell her different. She worked her behind off in this video. I was never checking for her before this, just watched the vid on a whim, but I’m gonna watch it again for the 3rd time. She did the dang thang.

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  2. Cortez

    This is bitch Dawn (my hmgir)goes hard. SLAYED this video & song. Dopeness

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  3. yo

    who run this mutha? who run the world ?

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    Slayed Lives Reply:

    @yo, Dawn Does!!!!!

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  4. destinyking28

    not hating but this just sounds like
    snip verses from nikki, has a beyonce who run the world look
    a rihanna hard sound and look
    but good for her
    i like the dance beat to it

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  5. lotus

    umm

    i like dawn i really do…i applaud her efforts but..thats all i got.

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  6. whitechocolate

    Choreography is 2:10 is hot. I just wish the song popped off. I want her to succeed. She is dope.

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    yuppitsme Reply:

    @whitechocolate, Yeahhup thats my fav part too they killed it

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  7. JueLz

    I’m sorry but I really like Dawn…she’s very driven and talented. You could see it in Making the Band. A lot of ppl hate on her (referencing from the last post about her) but I think she has a lot of potential

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  8. Killed It

    For a low Budget independent video this was dope as hell. Dawn has that IT factor to make it big. If this video and song do well i know Major Labels will definately be eyeing to sign her.

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  9. Hip-Hop Fiend

    Beyonce wants her swag back. Watch as soon as Beyonce works off her baby fat she gonna be at you Dawn. Only a matter of time b4 Dawn relize that she should put out for Diddy, now Cassie gonna get that shine. Gotta give a little to a little!

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, oh come on…that’s so ignorant!!! She did the right thing and left Diddy to find success on her own. If she was still under his guidance, none of this would be happening right now so that says a lot.

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    Riddick Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, stop living vicariously through beyonce trying to speak for her and shit. get a fucking life. can we see your resume please?

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Riddick, LMAO!

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  10. FTAB

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I don’t even care about the hate this video is fly Dawn is dancing her *** off. Wow all I can say is wow this girl has completely won me over

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  11. Tasha32

    It obviously reminds me of my girl Bey’s Run the World. However, Dawn SLAAAAAYEED THIS VIDEO! Her dancing was so on point and her confidence was off the hook. She always reminded me of Brandy for some reason. She DEF put her foot in this….The tutting was bomb she’s SO driven and talented. She deserves success!

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  12. Royaleee

    As a choreographer myself iCan honestly say the choreo is DOPE AF! The song sounded like it was missing a feature, a well known rapper would of sent the song off to another level! The video & song was 90% of the way there. I Love Dawn but she wont make it as a solo artist, just being honest.

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    qbinn kartel Reply:

    @Royaleee, well she can just add a hot feature for the remix isnt that what they do?

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  13. Blaze

    I liked it this was dope…..Who she shading?

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  14. Will

    Here come the Beyonce comparisons. This video reminded me NOTHING of anything Beyonce has done im sorry. Dawn is very original and i dont want to hear that BS

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    b Reply:

    @Will, lol whatever will I guess u ain’t see Beyonce video.. it was just like it.. lmao

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    meme Reply:

    @Will, I agree the very first thing i thought was who run the world. but this was hotttttt never the less.

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  15. DIOR BLANCO

    SHE HOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTT …GREAT JOB

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  16. soCarly

    this was motherfucking fiya!!! #1 the choro was hawt dawn use to dance for the nba team new orleans hornets she was the captain so she got moves #2 beyonce gets her dance moves from new orleans and being dat dawn is a new orleans native i see the similarities #3 Dawn is doing her respect her drive, dedication, and grind… im def behind her 100%

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  17. Slayed Lives

    Dawn just killed all these female bitches with A LOW BUDGET INDEPENDENT VIDEO. idc idc idc. No chick is touching dawns talent right now, NOBODY PERIOD!

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  18. Kevin Que Monroe

    No words!!!!….Dawn demolished this video!!…and this song alone is just beastly!!!…

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  19. Dave

    LMFAO @ The Beyonce comparison’s. Half of Beyonce’s stuff isn’t originally hers, so I find that funny. Beyonce video was nothing like this. This video was more tribal, Beyonce’s video was more like Apocalyptic. I agree w/ Royaleee, the song does sound like it’s missing a hot feature. I really like the video & the song.

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  20. WonderLand19

    She KILLED THIS. AMAZING. I havn’t seen Hard choregraphy like this from anybody this year apart from Chris Brown’s ‘Turn Up The Music’ Video. No ones doing full out Choregraphy in their videos about from Dawn,Chris and Bey.

    Anyone who says this is just like the Run the world vid clearly live in a Top 40 world. Maybe boarden your scope. Go to galleries, read books, watch the news, listen to music outside of the Top 40. But most importantly experience LIFE. Once you do that, you will be better informed when making judgements.

    Dawn’s hustle is very inspirational. This EP is outstanding and i hope it brings her much success.
    DK forever!

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    me Reply:

    @WonderLand19, “Anyone who says this is just like the Run the world vid clearly live in a Top 40 world. Maybe boarden your scope. Go to galleries, read books, watch the news, listen to music outside of the Top 40. But most importantly experience LIFE. Once you do that, you will be better informed when making judgements.”

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    THANK YOU!!what do u expect? obviously these hoodrats dont know that there are books, academic journals and galleries that have documented cultures, not only music. the think bey is the grand creator of it all

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    KALUB Reply:

    @me, Agreed!!

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  21. Truth Be Told

    Dawn really outdid herself with this song and video. The choreography was really dope. You can only imagine what her videos would be like backed up by a Major Label it would be a wrap. Def Jam, Universal, Warner Bros, Epic, RCA etc should all be watching this chick. In the end Dawn will win she is too talented not too and her perseverance is going to get her there.

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  22. bijan

    O my god w/ no major record deal this is amazing. she just showed every single person in the industry right now

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  23. Redchainsaw

    I was never really impressed by her work,BUT I’m a new found fan within this music video very DOPE!!!!

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  24. EAT_CUNT

    DAWN>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  25. impressed

    Dawn is hands down the best female artist out right now. This video just proved it. Coming from Danity Kane to now she has grown into her own and knows exactly what she wants and thats what every artist looks for. I was entertained throughout the whole video choreography was A+, everything was on point

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    EAT_CUNT Reply:

    @impressed, yes exactly

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @impressed, LOL

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  26. me

    beyonce did not invent native culture and is not the first to use such inspirations in her videos. its just that she is in ur minds all day long u fail to recognise that she aint the only artist in the world

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  27. PYTee

    Umm so we can’t do videos in the desert without being compared to Beyonce? Come on now this reminded me NOTHING of Run The World!

    Dawn is doing the damn thing! She is grinding, no budget or backup from any kind of major record label and the video is still this dope?! This girl is going to go far.

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  28. TRACY

    DAWN IS DOPE, THE SONG IS DOPE, AND THE VIDEO IS DOPE. I REFUSE TO FEED INTO NEGATIVITY. SHE’S NOW #1 ON ITUNES. CONGRATS DAWN! ENOUGH SAID!

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  29. Mykee

    This is f*cking DOPE!! When she started TUTTING, I was done…like this made me soooo happy! lol! She showed of them DK dance moves, and danced her ass OFF!!! Yassss DAWN! #BOMBSAWAY

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  30. Benita

    I love this video Dawn dances her ass off. I am looking forward to seeing good talent this year, she brings something new to the floor and I’m proud of her. I love her hustle and she is determine to make, I LOVE HER!!!!

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  31. Kyle

    Get it Dawn! I’m loving her new EP by the way. I love “Scripture” and “Faith.” She is going to make it one day, I know it!!!

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  32. YOLO

    This video was fresh as fuk omg. When they started Tutting it was over this is definately my favorite video right now. Pure talent. So proud of you Dawn.

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    She Be Killin Em Reply:

    @YOLO, The Tutting was EVERYTHINGGGG

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  33. She Be Killin Em

    In the words of Dawn, “Yall throwing shade, but im so Summer” Yessssssssss. Dawn is too hot for ppl to throw shade did yall see those moves. Girl got it.

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  34. shubaka

    very good cheers

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  35. jonnyjon

    I’d prefer danity kane to whatever this is.

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  36. :)

    i couldnt take my eyes of of it!! AMAZING!!! loved it Dawn! keep it up!!! :)

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  37. Sharp Tongue

    She slayed Dawn is that girl.

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  38. Brandon

    Ayo She killed it!…Beast she has always been hungry, ayo…she def a STAR!

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  39. meme

    fukin tears…omg, dawn i love you to death mama. this is insane. i will support you the best way I can

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  40. yuppitsme

    i mean yeahh it was good but as someone stated b4 her face was not giving me what i wanted the choreo was hot! she just didnt give me that aggressive im that bitch attitude in her facial expressions but good job Dawn she def has my attention

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  41. JustSayin..

    This is HOT! and so is her EP.. she will go far (on her own)!

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  42. Slaying itunes

    Her EP it #1 on R&B albums on itunes, and it’s not even and ablum, and it’s 30overall so i say she’s doing pretty good

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  43. Welldamn

    Wow..I wasnt checking for her but now…she has my attention. Anyone who can come as hard as Beysus on a shoe string budget gets respect. This is also no excuse for the other no budget artist…be creative…talented and make it happen! Bring IT!

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  44. GEO

    FFFFIIIIIRRRREEEEE! STOP TRYING TO COMPARE PEOPLE! DAWN DO YOU THING GURL (DAWN CHOREOGRAPHY/DANCES HARDER THAN BEYONCE! NO SHADE)SO STOP TRYING TO COMPARE.

    #DISCLAIMER NOT SAYING THAT B CAN’T DANCE LIKE THAT BUT SHE HASN’T YET!!!!! KUDOS TO DAWN

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  45. tiz

    I love the audio, ain’t feeling the video. Whoever did the video for the Bombs snippet should’ve done the video.

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  46. Natalia K.

    Cool !:) I wish her all the best !

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  47. Hugh

    Dope song and vid

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  48. b

    Lol y are all y’all so offended at the Beyonce comparisons.. its a compliment if anything.. but y’all such stans for dawn and haters for Beyonce, u only taking from dawns shine constantly talking about the obvious

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  49. FLYSLY

    the song and video is Dope AF but I think she lacked emotion. The cheoregraphy is amazing and I think what will reall take this song to the top is a Feature from a Rapper. Preferably TI

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  50. Roxanne

    THIS CHICKK BEE TWERKIN!!!!!!!!

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  51. Love Life

    Dawn is hands down my favorite female artist shes humble, shes talented, well spoken and hard working. I love everything about Dawn and i wish her nothing but big success. This is definately a big step im loving this video. For sure the next big thing this industry will see i guarantee you.

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  52. LuLu

    I fycks with Dawn ALL DAY! She’s real and all about makin real music! Congrats Dawn keep doin ya thing ma!

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  53. Sean

    YES DAWN!!!! YES!!! HOTNESS! She murdered this. Leave the Beyonce comparisons alone. She did her thing. Don’t let your love for Beyonce bring Dawn down. Beyonce steals from EVERYBODY! Lets not talk about what’s Beyonce’s and what isn’t. Lets NOT! Dawn is doing her own thing. This Choreo is LIFE!!!!

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  54. Britty

    So Bad ass!!!….Its funny ,I didnt even think of “Run the World” when I saw this… I thought Zulu Nation Warrior, MardiGras, Brazil Carnival with the headgear and everything. **Shrugs** I love Dawn,Super talented,shes got my support,wish her all the Best xoxoxo

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  55. KayKay

    Who ever choreographed this did a solid job- BRAVO! and Dawn’s leg muscles must be toned from doing this video alone…
    Why won’t somebody sign this woman?!?!?

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  56. farrah

    is she still dating the guy from Day26??

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    Blue Ivy Carter Reply:

    @farrah, they broke up :(

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    farrah Reply:

    @Blue Ivy Carter, Nooo!! why and when? They were so cute

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  57. KC

    Dawn is clearly original..she can dance her ass off and shes a great vocalist..how dear ya’ll compare her to BeHoeCye she is dancing for her life in this video and we all know that other chick cant dance like this…letsss gooo dawn..who run the world?? DAwn DAwn!

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @KC, LOL.

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  58. Blue Ivy Carter

    I wish my mommy could dance like this…

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  59. Alicia's a homewrecka

    Someone needs to coach beyawnce how to dance cause the fake azz moves in her video looks robotic. Dawn just showed yah how to really dance. Everything just flowed smoothly into each dance routine. It wasn’t robotic or technical like beyawnce.

    Yes please bring back real music. nothing on the radio can top this.

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  60. gezzy

    I want Beyonce to sign dawn on rock nation

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