From rapping in the courts of the Robles Park projects to playing the worldwide stage and gracing the pages of Vogue alongside Cara Delavigne and Tali Lennox, 21-year-old Tampa Bay rapper and model Dominique Young Unique prepares to release her debut single ‘Throw It Down’ through her new label home Epic on 6th April 2014.
Dominique’s now infamous mixtapes dropped when she was just 19 years old and have seen her go up against the likes of N.E.R.D, Big Boi, Die Antwoord and Gucci Mane and gain notoriety working with long-time collaborator, Yo Majesty producer, David Alexander. Known for her rapid-fire raps and high-speed electro club beats, Miami bass sounds and 80s flavour, this 21 year-old is crashing onto dancefloors with her militaristic mash-up of club and hip-hop.
Last year saw her collaborate with production giants Diplo and DJ Fresh on the smash hit ‘Earthquake’ which was also the feature song on the Kick Ass 2 soundtrack. Heading into 2014 the airwaves were set ablaze with another feature this time working with hot LA based 90s house and R&B alchemist Le Youth on new single ‘Dance With Me’.
Now Dominique is owning it with her own debut single ‘Throw It Down’, teaming up once again with hitmaker DJ Fresh, she has also enlisted the help of dubstep master Benga and the powerhouse that are The Invisible Men, the result being an explosive concoction of tribal beats, an atomic bass line and razor sharp flows; Dominique has landed and ‘Throw It Down’ will take no prisoners.
‘Throw It Down’ is the first release from Dominique’s highly anticipated album due for release later in the year which will see her collaborate with a crew to be reckoned with of some of the hottest names in the International music scene.
Mistajam gave ‘Throw It Down’ its first national play on radio on BBC Radio 1Xtra last night closely followed by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.