We reached out to rapper Daarinah this week to find out more about her forthcoming project "Love Sick" which will be released this May. This mixtape is anticipated to be a powerful force to be reckoned with. This project features top notch producers, dynamic features, and not to mention the fact that she is one of the many dope female rappers on the Christian music scene. Below is our interview with Daarinah. FInd out the message and meaning behind this album, who's on it, where you can get it, and more! Plus, take a listen to her NEW SINGLE "O.M.G."!
1. Tell us about the title Love Sick. What inspired it.
God's divine fiery love for us. I believe there's something within each of us that longs for God. We seek to fill voids that can not be filled but by God Himself and many of us do not even know it. We look for love in all the wrong places... We don't know how to love as God purposes us to... and/or we have a perception of love that is so very tainted. And this i call Love-Sick. However there is also the concept of the Bridal Paradigm where the Church of God is looked at as the 'Bride awakened to love' longing for the return of the Messiah (the bridegroom/King) and this too, I call Love-Sick. This mixtape is inspired by these things.
2. What's the overall mesage of the mixtape?
Love for God... Love for people... forgiveness... killing fear... God's love for us... i guess the overall message would be centered around Love and sometimes the lack there of. And Love is such a beast... there's not enough space to fit everything that i wanted to talk about on this mixtape, so i think i'll have to make volumes of it, lol.
3. What can listeners expect sonically from this project?
Hip Hop for sure... i love to make all types of music but for this mixtape i chose to keep it hip-hop, although i do have a lil reggae influence for 1 of the tracks, a lil' neo soul influence, a lil alternative... i think listeners can expect to hear some good music.
4. How many songs will be on it?
5. Do you yet have a track listing?
Not just yet, still figuring out the order
6. Do you have any features or special producers on this project?
Yes... i wanted to work with soooo many people, so there are quite a few features... D-Maub (who not only featured but mixed & mastered the mixtape), Donielle Rodwell, L.E.D. (who not only featured but produced a track), Doc Hero, KlayeNation, Tone Jones, Young Joshua will also feature and more. I also had the opportunity to work with some other GREAT producers, such as Rashid Williams and Kenny Raye. I love people who express themselves well and i'm a fan of many artists/producers so i took this opportunity to work with some of them.
7. Lastly, where will this mixtape be available for download?
The mixtape will be available next month on noisetrade.com