Dope Chic Manifesto
This is not a feminist rant. Nor is it anti-feminist in its intent. It is meant to stand on its on double xx’s of DopeChic.
I went through a very intensive research of feminine adoptive naming techniques and I couldn’t find myself represented online as well I represented on the City Streets of Chicago.
I searched to find many labels and titles but none were my own… I was grappling with my old neighborhood’s mentality of selling “Dope” in the community and the interpretation of the War on Drugs and how that effected me in my South Shore Neighborhood. I also wanted to include a diverse dialogue of context for example “Heroin Chic” was glorifying the impact of drug culture on street fashion and iconography.
An impulse to express my gender identity within the framework of Urban Aboriginal Culture known as Hip Hop brought me to bridge “Dope” & “Chic" made perfect sense!
It had the Edgy feel with hints of fashion and also had a double entendre of including my Home Town in the name CHIC-ago being founded by a French named Fur Trader named Jean-Baptise DuSable. One of the reasons I felt compelled to ride with DopeChic as a moniker is because I have a wider vision of DopeChic City as a whole municipality and jurisdiction for “eccentric-genius-avant-garde-weirdo-outkast-womyn-loving-women" as a way for us to be in our own skins outside of contemporary restrictions and constrictions to "being normal". Dope Chic began as a way of reclaiming the Word "Dyke" both beginning with a "D". As well as a way to differentiate women who tend to be curiously ridiculed for sexual preferences yet constantly fantasized about in Rap lyrics and even encouraged Video Girl behavior in "non-dykes" i.e hetero-normative c.i.s women.
In my mind the status quo was never going to make a lane for us or my Queer friends and allies so I created a lane. It has been a beautiful awakening for me to hear my ideas and concepts articulated back to me in Serenades by "The Dream" in his attempt to show affection for "Dope Chicks" but the spelling was off as well as the initial song title was “Dope Bitch” was off when I took creative license and made “Dope Chic Remix" to explain thoroughly Who is a "Dope Chic"
As I had relocated my home base to Los Angeles after leaving Chicago and the Midwest due to the movement of Dope Chic City Spreading across the Midwest i.e Minneapolis St.Paul, Detroit, Chicago, South ATL & East Coast New York to name a few… I embarked upon a mission to spread the gospel of Dope Chic City to the West Coast.
As I have been gone from Chicago I have kept my friends and ‘fam’ abreast as to what I have been up to and I seems as though a group of False Prophets of DopeChic312 have set their eyes upon my Throne in the South and Midwest. The people behind the theft are under this misunderstanding that a copy of the same potency as the Mother of this Dynasty I beg to differ. Fraud is exactly that and it only creates a marketplace for Genuine Official Potency that is to be expected of such Heritage and pedigree. I began to see a ripple effect after I shot and released this video and the album that followed "Lipstick & Edibles" by DopeChic is available on iTunes.
DopeChic began to creep into Youtube Celebrity Famousness and with that came the eventual co-opting of the phrasing exact spelling and ficticious founders of DopeChic.
Even though I AM the original creatress of Dope Chic there are bound to be bitters/beatjackers trying to “Jocking (DopeChicFresh)”. It amazes me that I have brought forth something that is so original that it would often be mis-pronouced and misread to all of a sudden being stolen by multiple culprits. The matter is so surprizing to me that they would even explain their heresy by announcing their theivery on blogs and even went as far as Trademarking the stolen branding “with periods in between the spaces” to differentiate the identical nature of the many Companies that are hijacking my creation.
Well let me elaborate on who I Am in context as Founder of DopeChic City…
MyRoommatethe dedicated an episode to a character named “Cashmere” mystically similar to my name except for the spelling because of the Legend of “DopeChic” in LA
Because of My Freestyle mythos I am featured in an all female cast parody titled BlurredLines/LameLines recorded at Raleigh Studios on Paramount Studios Lot in Hollywood CA.
I have foreseen the day coming when I was tested and copied. I have been busy creating the next level to Dope Chic City and an attempt at cloning the Original always leave room for a Fresh taste of variety hence this DopeChic Manifesto!
For henceforth forward I shall decree that whomever shall declare themselves a “DopeChic” shall be granted such title under to following conditions:
1. Always cite your sources! i.e mention that I AM the Original Founder of DopeChic City and acknowledge that struggle of creating an idea from the mind of a beautifully brilliant human being.
2. You may use the name in any way shape or form to uplift society and never demand compensation for something that is not yours to sell.
3. Thou shall not demean or call oneself a “DopeChic" yet behave in a Ratchet or otherwise dishonorable way.
"DopeChic is in the Mind"
I also would like to invite you to like my all girl R&B group The Dope Chix Band on facebook
I have been expanding the empire of Dope Chic City to open the doors of media digitally to spread the gospel of DopeChic City through the Arts & Culture. Hence I have a Digital Media Conglomerate Direct Creative Capital LLC that owns all copyrighted intellectual property and distributes on behalf of DopeChic City DBA. I believe this is where the misconception that there are multiple brands called “DopeChic" when there is really only one company that holds 1st discovery and use of the name DopeChic. It may seem to an outsider that many people are behind the moniker when there is really only one. With a few imitators cyphoning off of the marketing campaign I have engaged in… It is no wonder that the brand name caught on and now people are claiming the term their own. I welcome the followers to the movement and yet I can never fully reveal the scope and grandeur of being the "Original "DopeChic" founder of DopeChic City© a place that only really exists in the Mind” I bring you inner peace of mind as the #QueenofPeaceTape is available for download on soundcloud below
I will elaborate further on this as The DopeChicManifesto is a working Will and "Testament" to my presence as founder of DopeChic City as a group/collective/collaborative project.
As evidence suggests that #DopeChic Mixtape is the apex of digital delivery to online media as to who and what is a “DopeChic” Upon listening one may weave a story an epic poetic journey of a Heroine and her experience in the creation of #DopeChic.
" It is the Return of the God "Wombyn" the original "Hueman" being of Ancient Goddess worship and lore remembered by the Sacred imbibing or Smoking of Feminized Cannabis also referred to euphemistically as “Dope” not to be confused with “Opium based Heroin or synthetics i.e Codeine or Syrup nor Barbiturate i.e Vicodin”.
The smoking of Cannabis or Marijuana has been practiced since ancient times for spiritual purposes. Most notably its Afrodisiac status of pre-historic and congruentially relevent female family centric cultures in African/Asia/India/Americas by Amazonian warrior Queen Builders of Amazigh empires utilizing Tantric Love Sex Magic to rise from the ashes of enslavement. “
Seekers of truth that was never told to the daughters of slaves that had imposed victimhood and shame upon them as of terms used as deviant, defiant, and dykes* I understand the movement to reclaim “Nigga from Nigger” as well as “Dyke”. Yet I disagree with them diametrically as Colloquial terminology used to impose labels and disinform the misinformed. I overstand Etymology and how that perception ingrates itself in the mind of the ignorant living under duress. I will break it down more in future editions of this manifesto you may also purchase a copy of the Epic Poem "I am the First and the Last" using the Paypal Button Below
You may also donate to the building fund for DopeChic City as the Manifest Home of DopeChic Fest© in Telluride Colorado. This is an all Female Headlined Music and Arts festival in collaboration with The Telluride Cannabis Cup in Colorado. The tentative date for announcement is Aug 2016 Official Dates TBA. The process from fundraising will go towards the land and operational facilities for the festival. 10% of Proceeds will go towards Breast Cancer research for alternative CBD medicine. Please utilize the Small Donate Button Below :)