One of my favorite sites—RCRD LBL—posted DYU’s “Gangster Whips” today + had this to say:
From basketball courts in Tampa to international sass queen,Dominique Young Unique is a master of raved-up raunchy rap. Check the irresistible “Gangster Whips.” Spitting over a genuine trunk-rattler with herky-jerky wallops of synths, Dominique once again proves that haters are in for the worst possible shame. Real talk: Her new mixtape Stupid Pretty rests firmly where M.I.A. should have ended up.
Gotta love a M.I.A. comparison. Whatta huge compliment, M.I.A.’s top notch (but of course, so is DYU!!!!!! Her song “Top Notch” talks all about it.)
The Music Ninja had many nice things to say about Miss Young Unique:
Oh, haven’t you heard? Dominique Young Unique is one of the more promising acts to be making a name for herself this year, having dropped the Glamorous Touch mixtape earlier this year. The relentlessly energetic Tampa hip-hopper just dropped a new mixtape showing off a more matured sound and a certain power play to mainstream success. The Stupid Pretty Mixtape is still full of her signature aggressive dancey style, but with more sophisticated hooks and production.
“Gangster Whips” is one of the strongest on the tape. Dominique Young Unique may be happily walking the line of hip-hop and electronic dance, but apparently the way to her heart is a good old fashioned Coupe Deville.
And they posted “Gangster Whips” from the “Stupid Pretty” mixtape. Check it—>
Here’s a short but sweet (kinda) write-up by Prefix:
Stupid Pretty the third mixtape from snotty Tampa rapperDominique Young Unique is now available for download over here. It’s a step up, in mixtape form, for Unique, who recorded some of this in London with producer David Alexander. This is still self-released, but you have to figure some label (maybe Fool’s Gold?) will take a run at her soon.
War Talk - Dominique Young Unique, Domination Mixtape
The pop-rapper savant known best for her insanely catchy single “Show My Ass” has put out two mixtapes that I’ve criminally neglected to listen to until recently. While her flow doesn’t always match the fevered fun of Show My Ass, the production on her tracks (such as this midi-sounding working over of Justin Bieber’s Baby) often are enough to carry things on their own. Combine those with her frantic shit-talking and distinct vocal work and you’ve got some boss mixtapes.