Born D'Mitry Bolden, 23-year-old Kweeng Doll spent his childhood between New York and Boston. Growing up on the east coast exposed him to the evolution of the hip-hop music scene at a young age. Through his upbringing and commitment to the art as a Music Vocal major at Boston Arts Academy high school, it was easy for Doll to find his musical inspirations in rappers Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj, and Big Freedia.
As a Music Vocal major, Kweeng Doll groomed his talents by focusing on genres like jazz and classical music. With training in numerous styles of vocal and instrumental music, theater, musical theater and as well as various styles of dance, becoming a member of the jazz ensemble, concert choir, men’s choir, and spiritual ensemble only seemed right.
At the age of 14, Doll joined the theater group “True Colors” where he made his debut in the multi-award-winning documentary “The Year We Thought About Love”. He also has been in musicals like “Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”, “The Lion King” and “Rent” both through True Colors and his high school productions at Boston Arts Academy.
True to his artistry, music and performing arts are only two of Kweeng Doll’s creative passions. Doll has found success in the worlds of beauty and fashion and is a recognizable face in the industry because of his experiences as a runway and print model. Entering into the fashion world as a youth, he’s been known to give a fierce catwalk paired with a sickening pose that pays homage to the renowned ballroom scene. Don’t be surprised if you catch Doll voguing, Irish step dancing or hip-hop dancing at a fashion show, as he has mastered each.
After graduating from Boston’s Empire cosmetology school, Doll was quickly considered a hair guru and celebrity stylist because of his eye for detail and creative expression. His work speaks for itself and has afforded him the opportunity to headline at hair shows like Rainbow Fashion Week NYC and earn titles like ‘King of Fantasy Hair of New England.”
Kweeng Doll’s talents have caught the eyes of artists such as Big Freedia, Young B, Cupcakke, and more. Fashion designers such as Josefa DaSilva, who dubbed Doll, as a “fashion guru,” and Tonya Anderson are two of the many pros Doll has worked with and his talents have been published in local media like Boston Voyager and internationally in UK's Solstice Magazine.
Working with the LGBTQIA+ community is Doll’s philanthropic passion. As a former member of Boston GLASS, Doll spent time doing outreach work as a way to share wisdom and provide support to children, teens, and young adults. He’s shared some of his star power and modeling experience for the “Multicultural Aids Coalition” campaign in Boston and has been committed to using his platform to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Doll’s work has taken him to institutions like The City University of New York (CUNY) where they’ve collaborated on research projects that focused on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth across the United States.
Kweeng Doll is a booming act with just only a year in as a performing rapper. His debut mixtape Pink Smoke set to be released fall 2019. Stay tuned and follow Kweeng Doll’s journey as he rises behind the scenes and under the spotlight. Doll is your favorite’s favorite and is here to reign over each scene he graces!