For the longest time, Destiny Da Chef has been what I feel one of Richmond’s most underrated talents.
For the longest time, Destiny Da Chef has been what I feel one of Richmond’s most underrated talents. Not just within that bullshit, marginalized “Femcee” category, but period.
I was excited to hear this record, especially after seeing her perform some of it with such raw passion at a few shows, and I’m proud to see that she is finally finding her sound. Just like Destiny, this project is short, full of energy, and confident. I love confidence and I dig when a lady gets sexy on the track without demeaning herself or coming off thirsty…after all femininity is a weapon and seduction is an art, and a double edged sword that can result in the one who yields it coming off trite.
Destiny pulls it off though, while managing lyrically to stay fully dressed, and comes at every track aggressive without hesitation. This is so much better than the records I’ve heard from her and a big step forward, despite some of the production sounding similar. Its well engineered though, and her voice is “in the right place” just as much as she has found her voice on these records.
I really liked “I Don’t Care” being that the message literally is that she doesn’t care what you think. She’ll probably read this review and just be like “ehh, whatever.” Its cool though, I’m the same way, I’ve never cared what people think, as long as they think. And just as the song says “My life ain’t never been simple, if you been through what I been through…” This project took me back to when I came to believe something I still do to this day. The difference between Fate and Destiny is that Fate is what happens to you, but Destiny, thats what you become.