The Koreatown Oddity is Dominique Purdy. This album tells the origin story of his “supernatural powers and spiritual awakening,” the results of two car accidents that occurred in his childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district.
The first accident happened when lil’ Dominique was five years old, rupturing a blood vessel in his nose that resulted in frequent nosebleeds, keeping him up at night and making regular visits to the hospital. A couple years later, another careless driver left little Dominique with a broken leg and worsened the nosebleeds.
“Experiencing these traumatic moments so early in my childhood allowed me to have a unique outlook on life … I have had deep spiritual connection and awareness since the accidents and feel like its reflected in all of my work & in my life as human being.”
The single “Kimchi” sets up the scene for this true-to-life story about growing up black in Koreatown and how the neighborhood has changed. “I seen this whole area evolve from a black perspective. I want the history of Black/Hispanic People who grew up in Koreatown to be told,” he says. “If you looked at this section of LA through my eyes you will see that it ain’t all kimchi, Korean BBQ, and karaoke.”
Little Dominiques Nosebleed showcases soulful loops, jazzy licks, comedy, obscure samples and odd scenarios to communicate the enlightenment born from heavy truths, each step of the journey told through music. (In short, raw hip-hop shit.) The album is produced entirely by the Koreatown Oddity and features the people of his family and community: Sudan Archives, Anny Wise, Baby Rose, C.S Armstrong, Fatlip and many more.