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She's the woman that featured on Le Youth's 'Dance With Me' and DJ Fresh's 'Earthquake.' Now, Dominique Young Unique is going solo. Here's everything you need to know about the up and coming rapper...
The young rapper had a difficult upbringing, describing it as a 'constant struggle,' having to spend nights on end sleeping in her mum's car. "Music was my escape" Dominique revealed. Picture: Facebook
Her management is sorted too, with representatives from the same company as DJ Fresh, MistaJam and Jaguar Skills. Picture: Facebook
But it doesn't stop there, each of Dominique Young Unique's mixtapes has sounded like a mix of all genres, from hip-hop, to dance, to jazz and pop. Picture: Facebook
A fresh-faced 19-year-old Dominique caught peoples attention with her 9-track mixtape, it most notably featured the tracks 'Pussy Popping,' 'Music Time' and 'The World Is Mine,' which sampled Stevie Wonder's 'Part Time Lover.'
Dominique picked up the pace with a series of catchy, clubby tracks on her third and fourth mixtapes, produced by UK-based David Alexander.
In 2010 Dominique was flown to London by Anna Wintour herself, to appear in their September issue of 'Vogue'. Picture: Facebook
A few years back Dominique met Yeezy backstage at a fashion show, in a following interview she said "He said it was good having me there and that I was the baddest one there… ! There will be a feature coming with me and Kanye West, yes there will" Picture: Facebook
This year saw her team up with one of the fastest rising DJ/producers around Le Youth for his popular dance track 'Dance With Me' – a favourite on the Capital Xtra playlist. Although Le Youth passed on his own video, you can catch Dominique in it looking fabulous.
Another Capital Xtra favourite, 'Earthquake' has peaked at number 4 on the UK singles chart and given Dominique a serious presence within the industry. Picture: Instagram
DJ Fresh, Diplo and Dominique Young Unique turn superheroes in the entertaining music video for 'Earthquake,' which was shot in New York. If you haven't seen it yet, it's well worth a watch!
In a past interview Dominique Young Unique revealed "Hopefully [I will collaborate with] Katy B, I really love her, she’s dope. Also Solange Knowles wants to collaborate with me, so when we’re both in New York I hope we can meet up and do some damage." Picture: Facebook
'Throw It Down' was produced by DJ Fresh and Benga and is due for a 6th April 2014 release date. With razor sharp flows and an atomic bass line, it's sure to be a success as the first single off her debut studio album. Picture: Facebook
Of her debut album the rapper has revealed that it wont be all hip-hop, claiming: "I can switch like the weather. I can't just stay on one thing like hip-hop. My album's going to have ballads, soul, even jazz in the mix." We look forward to hearing it! Picture: Facebook