M-DOT: I have been rapping as a hobby for years. I have been professionally pursuing rap as a career for about a year now. I have always been a good writer. I have won many poetry contests and essay contests. I transferred my writing skills into songwriting.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
M-DOT: I want to make music because I love it. I have experienced a lot in life. I know that my music can make a change in the world. If I can change just one person with the power of music, then my life has a purpose.
IAA: What are your songs about?
M-DOT: My songs are about life and my interpretation of past and current events. My songs are about my relationships, family, financial standings, my love of sports and my daily struggle to get closer to God.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
M-DOT: My music is aimed at hip hop fans of all ages. A pre-teen just starting to develop taste in music to the average listener as well as a true hip hop head who grew listening to Doug E Fresh or Big Daddy Kane can all relate to my music.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
M-DOT: My father who taught himself to play the piano has influenced me greatly. I am also influenced by my uncle who plays the trombone. Some of my favorite artists are DMX, 50 Cent, Eminem, Michael Jackson, and Jay-Z.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
M-DOT: I would describe my music as an inconvenient truth. As an artist I try to have the listener visualize what is being said. There is no sugar coating going on. This is real life. If you’re into that bubble gum rap then I might not be the right artist to listen to.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
M-DOT: I stand out from other artists because I’m not here to give you glitz and glamour, I’m here to bring back real hip hop. I want people to hear me and say to themselves if he can do it than anyone can do it. I’m here to talk about things that other artists don’t talk about especially in the black community. I’m here to make sure the spirit of hip hop lives on
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
M-DOT: I am currently working on an upcoming album as well as some music videos.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
M-DOT: My goal is to bring real hip hop back not this “dumbed down” trash that is out now. I also would like to get into Hollywood doing movies as well as develop other artists. As for where I see myself in 10 years, I see myself bringing in new artists as well as expanding the reach of hip hop worldwide.