Some of you may recognize her as Olivia Dope, a classically trained dancer who has also performed with highly accomplished artists such as; Shaggy, Mac Miller, and Chris Brown. Olivia is originally from Brooklyn. She is one talented artist with a multi-label title including; Fashion Designer, Dancer, Creative Director, Author, Rapper, DJ and mom to daughter, Ava. Olivia Dope is a sought-after DJ performing in NYC, Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. NY Post has labeled her as “one of NYC’s female DJ’s to watch”. She has been approached by; UNICEF, Adidas, Jones Magazine, Jennifer Hudson, The Blonds, Essence Magazine, Puma, Janet Jackson, Lil’ Kim, The Russel Simmon’s RUSH Philanthropic Arts; InStyle Magazine, Justine Skye, Saweetie, Cardi B, HBO, Essence Festival and BET’s Black Girls Rock for her unique DJ-ing skills. Olivia’s goal with her music is to captivate her audiences to show them how to live in the moment, she calls this “LivDope”.
“Mantra”, is the perfect morning, pick-me-up song with its blend of electro, solid piano keys and cool rap flow. Olivia Dope emphasizes positive messages of; “self-love”, “good vibes” and meditation. Telling audiences that you don’t need to worry as long as you believe “the rest is irrelevant”. What you put out into the world will manifest into something optimistic and virtuous. I love the message you express and how catchy the beat it. An easy song to put on for motivation at the gym. Thank you for your empowering lyrics and amazing jams, be sure to listen to "Mantra" here.
Hi Olivia, welcome to BuzzMusic. You are an extremely multiverse female and a true inspiration. Can you tell us more what lead you into the DJ-ing world and move to becoming a rapper?
Thank you so much! Honestly, just a genuine love & passion for music and playing with different sounds. I’ve been writing songs since I was 7 and DJing made the transition to producing much easier.
We love your lyrics for their positive energy, what made you so dedicated to incorporating these messages into your songs? Are you using this as an example for anyone specific?
That’s just who I am. Hip hop reflects lifestyle. Spreading positive energy and manifesting good vibes is what I’m about.
You’ve successfully created a fusion of styles and made it your own. How does being a creative director help you produce your music?
There’s so much amazing inspiration to pull from so I try my best to research and learn different facets of pop culture to make sure my sound is birth from a unique yet familiar place (if that makes sense).
Has performing with artists like Shaggy, Ciara, and Chris Brown influences her musical and lyrical style? Why and why not?
Absolutely! I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to work with some amazing, award-winning talents like Ciara, Chris and Shaggy who make sure their music is fun yet relatable. It’s important that your fans feel where you’re creating from is a genuine place.
Thank you for being with us. Given that you are often being approached by many well-known musicians and magazines where do you think your career will take you?
Thank you for having me. I’d predict that being approached by many well-known musicians and magazines means I’m going straight to the top! But I’m enjoying the journey right now so wherever it takes me is a blessing.