Saturday, January 31, 2009

Interview: Fresh and Fab Interviews Dawn Richard!

Hey Guys! It's Akeem Jamal I had the opportunity to interview the fabulous Dawn Richard (of Danity Kane) on Thursday. She's such a sweetheart, I was about an hour late with the interview, so I couldn't record it or get all of you guys' questions answer. But she answered about 15 of them. Stay tuned, this is only the beginning!


P.S. Q was with her when I was doing the interview, so I switched the order in which I posted the questions so it reads better.

Intro / Danity Kane Breakup

Dawn - Hi, How Are You Today?
Akeem - I'm good you?
Dawn - I'm great --
Akeem - Okay, give me a sec [laughter] i'm trying to pull out the questions
Akeem - We all know about the breakup on the last season of the show, after all of that, what's next for Danity Kane?
Dawn - Drea and I are trying to patch this up to move forward with things -
Akeem - Oh ok, so is everything between you ladies squashed?
Dawn - There's nothing to squash, as you can tell from the episode, we said nothing.. it wasn't our decision.
Akeem - Right, have you talked to Aubrey or D. Woods since the break up?
Dawn - No I haven't, but there's no hard feelings to either of the ladies, and I wish them both the best.

Random Questions

Akeem - One of the readers, wanted to know how often do you work out?
Dawn - Actually, I attend dance classes three times a week.
Akeem - Cool...

Akeem - If you could work with any female in the industry, who would it be?
Dawn - Brandy

Akeem - Do you read any of the celebrity blogs in your spare time?
Dawn - No, they usually have something negative say about me, so I try to stay away from them. I like to surround myself with positive things and people.
Akeem - Yeah, I understand.

Akeem - A reader wanted to know if you still had your puppy, chotee.
Dawn - [laughter] - Yes I Do! Chotee is my baby, well actually he's a teenager now
Akeem - [laughter]
Dawn - But yes, I still have Chotee.

Read more of the interview when you Continue Reading

Danity Kane Comic / Education

Akeem - We know that there's a Danity Kane comic line coming out, can you let us know what that's about? [Click here to View]
Dawn - It's basically like any other comic, it deals with Sin City, Rock and Roll and it has villian's which are represented by the bosses of the labels -
Akeem - [laughter]
Dawn - It's like a melting pot of all of those things., If you visit my [MySpace] page, you can hear the song "Falls Away*" which is actually on the soundtrack album for the comic.
Akeem - Cool, Cool, I heard that song a few days ago, it's on my MySpace playlist
Dawn - [laughs] Aww, thats love.
Akeem - [laughs] So how did you get into drawing?
Dawn - Actually, I went De La Salle High School [ in New Orleans ] and I started there. My teacher discovered that I had a talent in anime drawing, so it kind of became a hobby of mines.
Akeem - What college did you go to?
Dawn - I went the the University of New Orleans -
Akeem - Cool.. U.N.O... What did you major in?
Dawn - Wait, actually I went to Nicholls State University, I majored in Marine Biology then I transferred [to UNO].

Akeem - If you weren't in the music industry... what would you be doing?
Dawn - Honestly, I couldn't see myself doing anything else but music -
Akeem - What I meant by that, is if you were still in school, what would be doing? Would it still be Marine Biology?
Dawn - I also have a love or fashion, so it would be either be music or fashion, something to do with the indsutry.

Making the Band 4 / Day 26


Akeem - So there's a new season of Making the Band about to launch, what can we expect from that?
Dawn - You can expect a new album from Day 26... you can expect that.
Akeem - We know that you write, did you write or are you featured on any of their songs?
Dawn - Actually Q is an amazing writer
Akeem - Really?
Dawn - Yes he is, he and I cowrote a song for the new Day 26 album
Akeem - Cool, cool... can't wait to hear that


Love Life / "Q"

Akeem - So we read about some rumors that you and Q were engaged, is there any truth behind that?
Dawn - [laughs and refers to Q] He asked are we engaged,
Q - [laughs]
Dawn - No, we aren't engaged..[laughs]
Akeem - Oooh, okay... is there any future plans of marriage and children?
Dawn - [repeats question to Q] - When the times right, most likely we will.

Akeem - What is Dawns most prized possession?
Dawn - Q
Akeem - [laughs]
Dawn to Q - He asked me what's my most prized possession, I told him you.
Q - [laughs]
Dawn - Wait, let me think.... yeah, i'll keep that answer.
Akeem - [laughs] - Okay then, that answers that.

New Orleans / Ending


Akeem - Well, i'm also from New Orleans--
Dawn - Aww, you're family!
Akeem - [laughs] I wanted to know if you ever attend any of the Saints/Hornets games?
Dawn - Not as often as I should, but I will be there next month for Mardi Gras -
Akeem - Great, Great
Dawn - Yeah, Q hasn't had the Mardi Gras experience yet, so i'll show him that
Akeem - You have to show him Bourbon street, [laughter]
Dawn - [laughs] - Don't be surprised if you see us out there

Akeem - Well that wraps it up, thanks so much for extending extra time to help me out with this interview.
Dawn - No problem, you're from from New Orleans.. you're family boy! [laughs]
Akeem - [laughs] well, I hope to see you for Mardi Gras and good luck with everything.
Dawn - Thanks!!
Akeem - Bye
Dawn - Byee!

*Falls Away is featured on the Danity Kane Comic [soundtrack] which is not a BAD BOY release, but is an independent record

If you asked a question,and it wasn't asked.. I apologize! The next interview will be recorded, so stay locked to FreshandFab.net for more!

21 comments:

  1. loved the interview!
    Dawn is such a sweet and genuine person.
    LOL at Que being her most prized possession :)

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  2. Fabulous Interview, nice work Akeem!

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  3. Great Interview Akeem!!!!....I love that she said that Q's her most prized possession, you can tell just how in love they are....it's so beautiful

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  4. lol, aww..
    thanks guys!
    glad y'all like it :).

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  5. This is my favorite Dawn interview ever. Akeem, you did a great job. Thanks for using some of the questions I submitted. The next time you talk with Dawn could you ask her when the Danity Kane Comics soundtrack will be released and how can fans purchase it?

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  6. na wa ooooooooo, I am so so so mad at you....how could you be an hour late to an interview. Ill beat you for this...hahahahaha

    you did a great job though, fresh get at him for that pllleassssse!!

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  7. great interview! thanks for asking my question-

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  8. @ Oyin,
    i'm in school.

    I couldn't just leave class,
    no matter how important the interview was.

    She understood that... that's why it still went on.

    And no prob @ Quick and Renee,

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  9. aww..."Q" IS HER PRIZE POSSESSION

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