Editors' pick

Dominique Young Unique

Hip-Hop/Rap
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Editorial Review

Here's one for the possible breakout star pile - Dominique Young Unique, an 18-year-old MC who seems poised for big things based on sheer energy. There are plenty of parallels that can be drawn between her and Baltimore Next Big Thing Rye Rye. Both teenage fireballs are as kinetic as you'd expect and have become favorites in their local scenes, Rye Rye teaming with Baltimore club standout Blaqstarr and Dominique Young Unique with Miami bass stars Yo Majesty. Unique spits our rapidfire raps over equally speedy beats - it all happens so fast that it's hard to process it all. But that's just fine because this isn't brain music, it's booty music. So may as well shake it at DC9.

--David Malitz, Aug. 2010