We are super excited to welcome hip hop artist Dominique Larue to our next workshop as a presenter. Dominique will bring her unique perspective to the Columbus Museum of Art (new location!!) on October 6th. You may have seen Dominique on a billboard near you as she is part of the GCAC “Columbus Makes Art” campaign which highlights artists doing their thing in Columbus Ohio. More to come but for now here’s a little insight on Larue:
Born and bred on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, Larue was greatly influenced by Gospel and R&B, but it was her older brother who introduced her to Hip Hop. Influences from A Tribe Called Quest, Fugees, Outkast, Def Squad, and Busta Rhymes and it was in her elementary years that she realized just how influential her brothers music had actually been.
At 7 years old, Larue made her first attempt at writing a rhyme, “I will never forget that day because it was the first day of the rest of my life.” And although Larue does not remember the song she and her friend wrote, if it hadn‟t been for that song, she wouldn’t be rapping today.
She has released several records including in 2015 when she joined forces with legendary Hip Hop pioneer Monie Love, MyVerse, and Carolina Dirty to form the rap supergroup Heresy.
Their self-titled EP released in August 2015. Recently a song of hers was placed in a movie called, “The Challenger,” starring Kent Moran and the late Michael Clarke Duncan released in 2015. She has landed placements on VH1, MTV, TLC, Fox, Oxygen, The CW and HBO as well. Read more on her Facebook page here.