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GET FUTURISTIC «A TELL TALE HEART» by Dawn Richard

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«A Tell Tale Heart» by Dawn Richard is one of the highly anticipated albums of 2011. It is a mixtape actually and you can download it for FREE from our blog or at source:  http://dawnrichardblog.com

Tonight is the night! At midnight of February 7-th Dawn posted this album on her blog for free downloading and made great present for her worldwide supporters. She worked on this mixtape for past few months with several great producers. But as she wrote on twitter: — «This is just a glimse inside my heart…an opportunity to give a testimony in the hope that you #hearts can relate hope u enjoy it.» — and in our EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW she told us that she is working on her official debut album as well, so this mixtape is just a beginning!

From WIKIPEDIA:

The Mix-tape «The Prelude to A Tell Tale Heart» comes out Monday, February 7th, 2011. It is not known the number of the tracks on the mix-tape but the first is called Me, Myself and Y. Richard is also currently working on her solo album. She is working with Trendsetter for her upcoming album. Dawn Richard is current member of Diddy Dirty Money band and Danity Kane, and she will continue performing with Diddy and Kalenna Harper and she is working on Danity Kane Comics soundtrack.

From Trendsetter aka Mark Holiday: — «A-Tell Tale Heart» — I’m telling you, this release is phenomenal, new movement — Futuristic Music. Mark my words! I love Dawn, her voice, her vision. We suit each other musically! =) I absolutely love her music and she love my music. We will release few tracks in future, and on top of that we working together and writing music for other artists. Like she sad: We have a lot of surprises for you guys!»

From Nicole Bitchie: » — For those who have been waiting for some new solo records from Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard, then look no further. She has just released a new track titled “Broken Record” which will be included on her new mixtape “A Tale Tell Heart”. The mixtape will be available for download on her blog on February 7th at Midnight.» Read more: Bitchie Pod: Dawn Richard – Broken Record | Necole Bitchie.com

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Download FREE mixtape «A-Tell Tale Heart» from official source: DAWN RICHARD BLOG

Dawn Richard official twitter: https://twitter.com/DawnRichard

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GET FUTURISTIC LAST TRAIN TO PARIS by DIRTY MONEY

«Last Train to Paris by Diddy Dirty Money is great example of modern futuristic music. And I’m not surprised because this product comes from one the most influential taste-makers of NYC — Sean P-Diddy Combs and incredibly talented songwriters Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper. Well, if you read this blog you wouldn’t be surprised aether, because in one of our previous exclusive interviews with Dawn Richard she told us about futuristic influence on her and her future releases. There is already second week after album being released worldwide, and if you don’t heard it yet, I strongly recommend to buy it asap! You need to stay in touch with trends and futuristic movement. This album is truly sophisticated, taste-making, and essentially fresh.» — by Mark Holiday aka Trendsetter.

This album was highly anticipated, And now we are extremely interested how trendy futuristic music is selling these days… According to our usual source Hits Daily Double, which builds albums sales chart and updated every 5 minutes Mondays and Tuesdays, before results gets to SoundScan, Diddy & Dirty Money’s “Last Train To Paris” album has sold 87,380 copies on its first week of release (#10 on the sales chart), which is FINAL of sales collected for his first week of release.

Here what Hip-Hop Wired wrote about it:

Diddy Dirty Money‘s highly publicized, Last Train To Paris pulled in 100,900 paying passengers in it’s first week, debuting at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Diddy’s first album since 2006’s Press Play was only predicted to move 60,000-65,000 units by industry insider Hitsdailydouble.com

Michael Jackson also returned to the charts for the first time since his 2001, Invincible album.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the singer’s posthumous release, Michael moved 228,200 records after a week in stores, landing at the No. 3 position. The collection of unfinished recordings, took the No. 1 slot in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden.

Pink Friday continues to produce; pushing an additional 97,500 CDs off the shelves over the last week, making Nicki Minaj‘s four-week total 658,400. Barbie comes in at No. 8 on the charts.

T.I.‘s latest disc, No Mercy moved another 69,400 in its second week (slipping form No. 2 to No. 21 on the chart), making his two week total equal 229,100.

Eminem received another boost in sales after fans purchased an additional 68,500 copies ofRecovery, landing him at the No. 22 spot. In 26-weeks, Em has sold 3,214,300 discs.

Kanye‘s latest opus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy stands at the No. 23 slot moving 66,100 copies, making its total stand at 738,100.

Here is the http://concreteloop.com Story:

After much talk and several delays, Dirty Money delivers the futuristic love story on their much anticipated album,Last Train To Paris, which is in stores now.

Last Train To Paris is probably rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ first foray into the world of conceptual albums. With it being three years in the making, Combs describes the album as a vivid love story, following his character on a journey from London to Paris. Along with former Danity Kane star, Dawn Richard and singer/songwriter, Kalenna Harper (who’s characters are named Neon and Flux), Diddy finds the woman of his dreams, loses her, finds her again, only to lose her once more, and then reunite with her a final time. Some may have argued that such a task may have been a little ambitious for Combs, but Last Train To Parisflows almost seamlessly to tell the story.

At first, it may have been fair to say that Diddy was jumping on the bandwagon of the electronica, Europop and dance sound for his latest album, but judging from the material on the album, Combs really understands the groove and feeling of the sound. It sounds quite authentic, and rightfully so, with the myriad of the producers that appear on the album, including Rob Holladay, Swizz Beatz, Danja, Seven Aurelius, Polow Da Don and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, to name a few. Usually, when an album boasts so many producers, listeners can tend to get lost in the sauce, but the sounds fuse very well, which also deliberately showcases Diddy’s taste, which some may think comes into question a lot. It’s almost as if you can listen to the album track by track, without knowing when the song switches, until the mood does.

One might also argue that a distraction lies on the album with a conflict between Dawn and Kalenna being featured vocalists and the sixteen other featured artists on the album. But the honesty of the situation is, when listening to the album, you’re enjoying yourself way too much to even notice. The collaborations fit in strategically, and Kalenna and Dawn stay afloat as the supporting characters to Diddy’s protagonist. Besides, who could get mad at features from Grace Jones, Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Notorious B.I.G., and Bilal? And that’s just where they begin.

The story is told effortlessly, but there are few moments on Last Train To Paris that shine brighter than others. The highest points lie on the tracks where the most emotions are displayed, be it in the vocal or the lyrics. Chris Brown and Diddy lay it on thick on“Yesterday,” where Chris croons, “Yesterday I fell in love/Today feels like my funeral/I just got hit by a bus/Shouldn’t have been so beautiful/Don’t know why I gave my heart, gave my trust, gave everything…” while the rapping Diddy cosigns by chanting, “I don’t comprehend how you can’t love, when it’s so easy to.”

Kalenna and Dawn have their crowning moments on the album too, with the blaring “Ass On the Floor,” the album’s next single, as well as Grace Jones-assisted “Yeah Yeah You Would”and the smooth, piano-driven, “I Hate That You Love Me.” Another moment on the album can be found in “Shades,” which feels like something stolen straight off of Prince’s B-Sides.

There’s no denying that Last Train To Paris delivered, despite the time it took to wait for it. It’s clear that after the success of the Keyshia Cole-featured “Last Night” from 2006′s Press Play, Diddy decided to stretch the feel into a whole album, and did so with much success. It’srefreshing to get a concept album in a genre that would usually conflict in, considering that more recently, we haven’t gotten to see as many sides and dimensions of hip hop and R&B.There’s most definitely something for everyone here. VIA CONCRETELOOP

Tracklisting from wikipedia:

Deluxe edition

[hide]Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. «Intro» Gerber Guy Gerber 1:33
2. «Yeah Yeah You Would» (featuring Grace Jones) Combs, Hills, Richard]], Vick, Watson Danja 3:42
3. «I Hate That You Love Me» Combs, Daniels, Jerkins, Duggan, McCants, Watson Rodney «Darkchild» Jerkins 3:55
4. «Ass On the Floor» (featuring Swizz Beatz) Combs, Dean, Richards, Vick, Watson Swizz Beatz 4:04
5. «Looking for Love» (featuring Usher) Jones, Lackey, Roberts J.Lack, Polow da Don (co.) 4:18
6. «Someone to Love Me» Duplessis, Watson Jerry «Wonder» Duplessis, Arden «Keyz» Altino (co.) 3:08
7. «Hate You Now» Combs, Hills, Richard, Vick Danja 4:10
8. «Yesterday» (featuring Chris Brown) Brown, Graham, Johnson, McCall, Winans Mario Winans 4:31
9. «Shades» (featuring Justin TimberlakeBilalLil Wayne,James Fauntleroy) D. Carter, Combs, Emile, Fauntleroy, Timberlake D’Mile 5:57
10. «Angels» (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.Rick Ross) Angelletie, Broady, S. Carter, Combs, Fauntleroy, Lawrence, McDaniels, Myrick, Wallace, Whitefield, Winans Diddy, Mario Winans 5:11
11. «Your Love» (featuring Trey Songz) Boodram, Hollins, Jackson, Jones, Michel, Roberts Polow da Don 3:54
12. «Strobe Lights» (featuring Lil Wayne) D. Carter, Combs, Tim McEwan, Richard, Vest, Vick 7 Aurelius, DEEKAY (co.) 3:33
13. «Hello Good Morning» (featuring T.I.) Araica, Butler, Harris, Hills Danja 4:27
14. «Last Night, p2.» Combs, Winans, Fauntleroy, Butler Mario Winans 3:52
15. «I Know» (featuring Chris BrownWiz Khalifa & Seven (of Richgirl) Boodram, Brown, Hollins, Hollywood Hotsauce, Michel, Thomas, Don Trip Awesome Jones, Hollywood Hotsauce 4:31
16. «Loving You No More» (featuring Drake) Garrett, Graham, Richard, Snoddy, Winans Sean Garrett, Team S. Dot, Miykal Snoddy 4:05
17. «Change» Terius NashChristopher Stewart The-Dream, Tricky Stewart 4:43
18. «Coming Home«» (featuring Skylar Grey) S. Carter, Cole, Grant, Grey Alex da Kid, Jay Z (co.) 3:59 

 


 

 


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DAWN RICHARD. via GET FUTURISTIC

Dawn Angelique Richard is not just incredibly talented singer / songwriter and dancer, she really is music trendsetter! She is musical and fashion idol of futuristic movement. Dawn Richard style is always fresh and unpredictable. Her music is innovative and futuristic. And that’s why we love her! =) Recently we had amazing opportunity to ask Dawn few questions about her style and future plans, and she was extremely nice and answered em exclusively for our blog. So here they are:

G.F. — You are one of the most stylish artists in industry! Internet are full of pictures where you rocking futuristic style! We love it!! =) Please name us your favorite fashion brands?

Dawn — My favorite brands …hmm… I adore the Row, Alexander Wang , and Chloe… But I appreciate any line that inspires and reinvents 🙂

G.F. —  We absolutely in love with your work! We enjoying your solo songs as well as in Dirty Money Band. Futuristic style dominates in your music! Are you planning on going in that direction in future?

Dawn — I definitely think my music in the future will heavily be influenced by Dirty Money. A lot of my and Kalenna’s soul went into Last train to Paris. So whatever comes next the story and the sound will continue and evolve as well.

G.F. — Recently we’ve noticed that one of our favorite futuristic musicians Mark Holiday (Trendsetter), tweeting about you. Are you guys working together?

Dawn — Mark is great! We definitely have some surprises for you guys.

G.F. — Again to your flow in fashion, are you planning to launch your own clothing or accessories line?

Dawn — I do see a clothing line in the future… I actually have sketches and fabrics I’ve been playing with. Fashion has always been a secret pleasure of mine for a long time.

G.F. — We are super-excited about your future album «A-Tell Tale Heart». Please tell us a little bit about it? what producers and artists should we expect in it?

Dawn — A tell-tale heart- is a musical journal. I have had a hard run these past 5 years… I’ve worked extremely hard and went through a lot to finally be able to tell my story. And this is it…. If you fell in my heart and took a look around this music would be what you hear…

G.F. — random question… Who’s your celebrity star crush? =)

Dawn — My secret crush is Zoe Kravitz. She is a hottie

Short bio:

Dawn is a former member of the musical group Danity Kane, from 2005 to 2009. She is currently a member of the group Dirty Money, along with label head Sean «Diddy» Combs and another singer/songwriter named Kalenna Harper. Dawn’s debut solo album will be titled «A Tell-Tale Heart», no release date information has been announced as of yet. The first single from the album is a track called «Bottles», featuring Trina. Right now she is also working with Trendsetter (producer) for her upcoming album.

Interview was taken by Veronika Burciaga, exclusively for «Get Futuristic» network.

Autumn 2010

P.S. Few photos for Dawn Richard fans: