Dawn Duchess was born in Sacremento, California to a Military family, the only child of Monica (Elementary school administrator) and Larry (U.S. Army soldier). At the tender age of 1, Duchess and her family reloctated to Europe, where she spent her childhood years and the majority of her young adult life in Hanau, Germany. At a young age her parents divorced which led to a strong interest in writing poetry and short stories as a way to escape complications that were going on inside the home.
After graduating from High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Duchess decided she wanted to experience life from another angle. Having spent some time in Dallas, TX, Opelika, AL, and Albany, GA, Duchess finally settled in Savannah, GA. She attended Armstrong Atlantic State University majoring in English Communications and minoring in creative writing. It wasn't until 2008 when she discovered her passion for music after recording her first song, "Side Chick" based off her poem, "Lonely Girl", at her uncle's home studio.
Ever since, Duchess fell in love with the art of music and began to pursue a career in the entertainment business. She started performing at campus open mics, local clubs and bars in Savannah. She hosted Savannah’s Battle of the Bands at the annual Stopover fest and has been opening act for a couple mainstream artist such as Khia and Yung Berg.
Duchess first single, "Heads Turn" featured on Savannah's local station, 94.1 in December 2010. In July 2011 she made an appearance on PhreshnPhamous local station in California, and started 2012 with a feature on Montogomery's E93.
The femcee movement continued as a series of mixtapes began to flood the internet. "Self Introduction" and "2nd Time Around" dropped early 2010 while "Inside My Mind" and "The Rebellion" were released in 2011 on Datpiff.com. The "Rush Hour" project and "DUCHESS.0" came out 2013 on Livemixtapes.
Dawn Duchess is hitting the stage performing her new singles, in surrounding areas of Georgia. Her quick witted punchlines and fast tongue twisting rhymes make her one agressive mcee. Artist goals include being the next female phenom and one day starting her own independent label.