10.22.2011

Rap-Up TV: Dawn Richard Flies Solo at L.A. Show

“You have officially popped my cherry on my first show,” announced Dawn Richard during her intimate concert with Mateo at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Thursday (Oct. 20). The New Orleans native soared as she commanded the stage solo without her Dirty Money or Danity Kane groupmates by her side.

She treated the packed house to covers of Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat,” and Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody,” and performed material off her mixtape A Tell Tale Heart including the piercing “Bulletproof.” She smoothed it out with her remix of Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” and played familiar songs from her past including Danity Kane’s “Sucka for Love” and Dirty Money’s “Ass on the Floor.”

Dawn also gave fans a taste of her upcoming conceptual debut GoldenHeart, due next year. The album is the first in a trilogy, which includes BlackHeart and RedemptionHeart.