Monday, May 23, 2011
UNTOUCHABLE Unsigned Artist of the Week: Misfit Dior
The Dior part of her name came later, affectionately from fans due to her growing obsession with the fashion house. Misfit had another dream to live in new york and she came to a point where it was now or never, so just like that, she packed up the contents of her Covent Garden, London apt and with about $300 on her took a one way flight by herself to New York
Some what daunting for her at first although it wasn't long before she found an apt in Brooklyn, made new friend and was a regular on the New York club scene, working the door at some of the more exclusive parties to make ends meet, she was able to network and put the word out of her musical talent passing her demo out, however still trying to get herself back on her feet in this new life her music suffered a little, but she got in the studio as often as she could afford. She Released Mix-tapes such as “Sex Sells” with her friend, singer Tha Law under their group name Misfit & Tha Law, where they performed their single “Hey Boy” in and around New York’s trendy hot spots. Misfit Dior continued to work in the studio, featuring on mix- tapes but always felt it a struggle to be taken seriously in the male dominated world of rap, she would constantly be told she needed to be ‘more Britney/ Christina’ that hip hop wasn't for her. Frustrated she even tried toning down her flamboyant fashion sense in a hope to blend in with the guys more. However In 2006 Misfit was asked to participate in the VH1 reality show “The White Rapper Show”. The show’s January 2007 airing was huge success in the US also in Canada, Europe and Australia and Misfit quickly became a fan favorite despite only featuring in two episodes, instantly gaining her millions of worldwide fans. Misfit perform and guested on many of the major radio stations across the country. She also landed the Ad Campaign for B.U.M Equipment Clothing featuring on billboards across the world including Times Sq and has been featured in magazines such as Complex, New York, Inked, Misbehave and YRB to name a few and was the lead in the movie short ‘Arc of Light’. Still hearing that she needed to tone down her lyrics, she found herself a vocal coach, and began singing lessons to expand her musical options. Working on a brand new album with a whole new sound somewhere in the middle of the bubble gum pop she had been asked for with the edginess of her raps. describing it, she fondly calls it Hip Pop. ‘Mr Plastic’ was digitally released the last quarter of 09 and with a cameo role in the upcoming movie Sex and the City 2 out in 2010 and her new album in the works, which she says is going to surprise a lot of fans with a new sound from what the world has already heard, its looks like 2010 is going a promising year for Misfit Dior.
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