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Interview – BadDoll

Our latest interview is with one of Dancehall’s fastest rising female artists Baddoll. Following the release of her huge collaboration with Chronic Law. We caught up with Baddoll to discuss her latest release, what we should be expecting to hear from her soon and her plans for the future. You definitely need to check out this exclusive interview.


Has music always been an important part of your life?

BadDoll: “Music has always been a part of my life. I actually started performing in Church, I have always been writing and putting things into perspective through music”

Like many artists you got your start in the Church, why do you think this is so common across Reggae and Dancehall?

BadDoll: “Definitely, in Jamaica singers start off in the church, they touch the mic and get their first experience performing to a crowd of persons, being around different instruments”

When did you decide it was time to start pursuing music as a career?

BadDoll: “Music has always been a part of my life, I was always the singer/performer, at family events, functions. I was a love that I really developed over time.

In early 2019, I made the decision, it’s something I love and something that I wanted to venture further into. It was something I needed to do.

What have been some of the challenges you have faced as a newcomer to the industry?

BadDoll: ” I think all old and new artists aim to get their name out there and have people rooting for them. Being able to get a platform. People hearing your music are really strangers and at the beginning it is difficult to reach those people. It’s almost like 3 times the work to actually get your name out there and get a platform to reach those people

You have to have the love and passions. You have one life to live and you have to do what you love to be happy. You have to take everything into to perspective”

Where did the name BadDoll originate from?

BadDoll: “BadDoll is the persona I am putting out there, it is name I was already known as on social platforms and works perfectly for my music. Because I am musically bad. BadDoll is really good at what she does”

Who has inspired you in your journey so far?

BadDoll: “Artists like Vybz Kartel, he has taken dancehall to another level, you can really take a page from his book and see the impact he has had.

Dexta Daps, inspires me so much.

I am a raw deejay, in my releases to come you will see the versatility and what I am all about.

In terms of females, veterans like Spice inspire me a lot. Spice has been doing this for a long time and has been able to integrate dancehall with major brands.

Can you give us some details about your latest release ‘Enthralled’ and how the collaboration with Chronic Law came about?

BadDoll: “This is my first official release. I have learnt a lot of lessons through this single. The reception it has received for a first release has been really surprising, I have received a lot of feedback from artists and the views on my YouTube channel keep going up and up.

Chronic Law is really good at his art, he doesn’t write, he has a God given talent, it was really good to witness and learn from his process and learn the different variations of recording music. He is making such a fast rise in dancehall.

You mentioned earlier that becoming a popular artist is all about reaching “strangers”, which is a great way to explain the work a new artist has to put in, what have you been doing to reach them?

BadDoll: “I’m always in the lab, writing for myself, it’s hard to know exactly what people will gravitate too. You have to think, what else can you bring the crowd and push out your music. Everything else takes it’s course. The feedback so far has been great and definitely a good look for me”

What do you have planned for the rest of 2020?

BadDoll: ” 2020 is going to be the BadDoll year, I am looking to release an EP and make sure I am able to establish myself as one of the best upcoming artists in Dancehall”

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