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GRAPHICS BY STEPHEN KELLEHER
Kate Mosss has truly done the iconic bunny ears justice, when posing for the famous photographer duo Mert & Marcus in the January/February 2014 issue of the Playboy magazine.
It around 4 am outside of Lady Fag’s 11:11 where I’m waiting to get inside but nobody is being let in. Maybe a minute later a slender figure in sickening heels walked up. Everyone seemed to be pretty focused on the door but I turned my attention the legendary figure that just stopped about 5 feet away from me. Previously I had only seen Dosha in videos but in person, Dosha has such presence and even more so when performing.
Class: You went to school for design?
Dosha: I went to Parsons to be a designer but I mostly get into looks. I was confused about what I wanted to do, I think; I live for style and looks. I don’t have the mindset to do a 16-look collection and it all make sense together, that’s not how my brain works. But ya know, I love fashion and I think that I just loved fashion so much that I thought I wanted to be a designer but really if anything I could have worked in styling or costume design.
I would have loved to design costumes for like the Fifth Element and things like that. That’s what I thought fashion design was and it just turned out to not be. Also, I graduated in 2008 and nobody was hiring in the design field; the recession was real. So then, I just stopped going to interviews and started partying. That’s how I got into the music rage.
I met all the djs and then met OJ. It started off as a kiki: the first song I did was called fucking cunts. What had happened was, it was the summer of 2007 and it was the first summer that I spent in New York. It was the year before I moved to the city and I had to go to the summer program at Parsons. OJ had this apartment on 11th and C and it was basically a trap house we would just turn the fuck up.
We started making this song - I can’t remember the name of the song - but it was about someone eye fucking you from across the room and it was so HAM. It was so good but it was just a kiki. Then we did a song called like ‘Walking Down the Street’ or something. It was like you know when you walkin’ down the street and you see someone cute and you just lookin’ at each other. Then we made this song called fucking cunts - before OJ and I were just making stuff with real simple beats but this song had like guitars and like all this other shit but people were like ‘This shit went HAM’ but I was like just playin around. That’s really how it got started.
I had GarageBand wait -I didn’t even have garage band. I was on Adam’s mac doing GarageBand. Back then Adam and I were sharing a room for the summer and I had deleted GarageBand because I didn’t really know what it was so I was just making music on Adam’s computer and that’s really how it all started.
Class: Now you’re going as La’Fem Ladosha, right?
Class: Is that you sort of like solo?
Dosha: Honestly, for a while in the city I was sort of just like carrying and you know just going out and meeting people: Living my young gay life in New York and not trying to be about anything except for but just being here. La’Fem Ladosha is actually just what I want to be right now - I’m not going to say that House of Ladosha isn’t going to be a thing because I can’t get away from House of Ladosha. That’s always what is going to be what put me on. La’Fem Ladosha is Dosha Devistation grown up and like she’s a grown ass woman basically. Its solo but like not really because its still House of Ladosha music. Not to compare myself to Beyonce, but you know when Beyoncé left Destiny’s Child she had to sing Destiny’s Child songs. Its like that but I’m trying to work on some new shit so that its all like cohesive with the switch.. La’Fem is me just trying to do it for myself.
Class: Are you going to be recording in the studio?
Dosha: No, I record everything myself and also I like the way it sounds. I grew up in Nashville and everybody used to like sell their own music out of their trunks on cassette tapes so I grew up listening to like Three 6 Mafia and I loved the urgency of just having to get it out. Like “Listen to this thing I just made” and if you grab someone’s energy with that, I just love that. Like, where did you make this? It just makes me feel like I actually created something.
Class: I always think how amazing all of the collaborations are but I’m sure it’s hard to do it with timing and how different everyone is.
Dosha: Everyone has such different sounds and like there’s a lot of people that I respect as a person and as an individual but sometimes shit just doesn’t match. There’s never any shade but I just don’t think that it meshes well together. That’s why I’m excited about doing stuff with J. Boogie and Cakes because I think it’ll mesh well. I think that they’re really cunt girls and I love that. You know...they’re banji and I live for the banji girl.
Class: Is there anyone that you’d want to collab with outside of them?
Dosha: You know who my number one collab would be? Fucking Shayna (JunglePussy). I love Shayna just in general you know as a person. I think she’s hilarious and her like public persona is so different from how she is in real life. She’s so chill you know like drinking tea and writing poetry maybe. That would be my number one want.
I really love Le1f too that’s my boo, but like J. Boogz and Cakes are the ones that I’m doing right now. But like JunglePussy, I really see it for her. Just that name, its such a good name. How are you 16 and think about naming yourself JunglePussy?
Class: You’re from Nashville, right? What was it like growing up there?
Dosha: Awful. Well, I can’t say that it was awful because I did have like good days.
Class: Whenever you started rapping did you know that you wanted to be Dosha or was that persona already built?
Dosha: I was already Dosha before that. Right before I left Nashville me and my brother got this DVD called Hood Brawls and it’s just fights in the projects; I don’t know why but I love watching fights on Youtube and like in general. I grew up in Nashville and like the most exciting thing that would happen would be a fight in the middle of the school, so I’m sorry but I live for a good knock down drag out.
So I got that DVD and pretty much everyone in the video fights one time but there’s this one girl named Dosha and she’s in like three different segments. I’m not going to say that she never won a fight but I’m going to say that she was the one that was always there ready to pop off. Like ‘If you wanna do this lets settle this right here’. People would be in the background like “YOU DON’T WANT ME TO GO GET DOSHA” and they’d be like “GO GET DOSHA”. Then Dosha would come and I just thought she had so much heart and she was that down ass bitch. I would call all my friends at school Dosha...like we would all call each other Dosha.
So then when I saw paris is burning - which is my favorite movie of all time - I saw the house rage and I loved the name LaBeija. I wanted that kind of feel and energy of like a family rage. I thought that Dosha needed to be mother. If you listen to the lyrics it’s pretty much jumbled up anyways but it’s basically a female perspective; like if you listen to women in hip-hop, that’s just the vibe that it gives.
That’s the only kind of music that I listened to growing up.
Class: You said something about Three 6 Mafia earlier.
Dosha: I love Three 6 Mafia - you know, that’s why I like terror rap or any of that dark shit. I love ominous sounds and even horror music tracks. I loved Goodie Mob, I loved The Dungeon Family.
Class: What’s one of your favorite lines that you’ve put out?
Dosha: There are so many but I love “Picture me poppin twat on a Kawasaki.” Just the visual of that is so iconic. You can just picture anyone doing it. I love that line. I love “Cocaine Kate never caught a case she reupholstered pussy Versace coochie case.” When I wrote that I was like OHHHH. You know, when you get hype off your own shit.
I knew I wanted to do a remix to BMF but I had to think “Who do I think I am?” I was like “I think I’m Naomi Campbell;” Thats one of my favorite songs ever. Every line in that song is just so hysterical: “thousand dollar salad.” You know, just shit like that.
Class: Have you ever met Naomi?
Dosha: Oh my god. No. If I met Naomi ...I feel like I would just explode. It doesn’t get any better than Naomi Campbell.
Class: Do you think she’d ever do a music video with you?
Dosha: I mean...you can dream. Never say never. I’ve done a lot of things that I never thought would happen.
Class: Do you love New York?
Dosha: I love that bitch. I refer to New York as that bitch because she can be so evil and it can become so hard to be here sometimes. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere in the world other than New York. I knew when I saw Wigstock when I was really young - I was obsessed with RuPaul, I just thought that Rupaul was everything - the only place that I thought I could live and get away with it was New York. As soon as I graduated I moved here within a month.