Single You Out: M-Dot (ft. Kool G Rap x Revalation) (prod. by The Mighty V.I.C.)

M-Dot’s new single, Decadence, takes us through time when he invites emcees Kool G Rap, M-Dot, and Revalation to drop some verses over a beat from The Might V.I.C. The production, for my ears, harkens back to 1990s, with losts of synth elements, appropriately placed horns, and scratches from DJ Jean Maron applying LL Cool J samples. Each emcee picks takes on a time frame and takes us back to that place from their own perspective. The concept is articulated perfectly and I am positive all will enjoy.

Single You Out: B Leafs – Matatan (ft. Estee Nack, Codenine, M-Dot, Al Divino)

B Leafs tabs some super talented emcees for his new cut, Matatan. Estee Nack, Codenine, M-Dot, and Al Divino spit some exceptional verses over his soundscape. I love when unique styles blend on the same track for the sake of being dope. And while all verses are dope, as per usual, M-Dot’s lyricism and cadence really resonate with me:

Trying to elevate…you hear me now, you hella late….same ones who weren’t there for the struggle want to come celebrate

So true.

If I’m not mistaken, B Leafs project should be due out in the next few months and we should all be looking out for that.

Single You Out: Whatson – Neck Tie Remix (ft. Conway x M-Dot x Nutso)

We got new flames from German producer Whatson! You have a true trifecta of emcees here with the heavily venerated Conway, coupled with the oft mention and supremely talented M-Dot, and that fire laced from the streets with Nutso. It’s a heavy banger to say the least. Different mic styles that mesh for a dramatic head nod effect. Whatson crafts a really complex and appealing beat here wielding, vocal samples along with banging snares, sublime scratches, and cascading strings.

This is not for the faint of heart.

DNA – Boss50 (Video)

M-Dot put me onto this visual showcase of talent from Boston. I really enjoyed the concept of someone putting their entire city on and showcasing the diversity of talent that’s involved. I can’t really say that there were any weak bars. Obviously when you have so many eclectic styles, some you will prefer, and others you may not. But overall I think this was pretty vicious and extremely well done. Shout to DNA for putting all of these artists on and making is super dope. It definitely put me on to some new names.

Single You Out: The Tangiers – Wrath Of The Titans (ft. M-Dot x RJ Payne)

Ohhhh damn…you all are not ready for this…but nonetheless here it is. RJ Payne is one of the most sought over collaborative talents right now. His pen game is just ruthless. And here you have The Tangiers (Benefit and Kaine) inviting him along with M-Dot to trade bars over a track that is also produced by M-Dot. The end result is just spectacular. This joint is exceptional and gets you hype on the abundance of rhyme and rhythm.

This track is coming from The Tangiers forthcoming album, The House Always Wins.

Revalation & GoD iLLa – I Been (ft. M-Dot) (Video)

A super fresh cut from Revalation and GoD iLLa’s collaborative project, RevILLutionAries. First and foremost, I LOVE this beat from L.O.B. Super dope vocal sample and those drums just knock. Secondly, the lyricism is undeniably potent! Both emcees are dope wordsmiths in their own right, and then you have M-Dot leading off with with his unmistakable sixteen. It’s a great cut on the merits of the music alone, but the video element, really just makes the track fun, and adds an extra entertainment value.

I copped the album but have yet to check it, but if this track is any indicator, it’s chocked full of all the ill stuff we have come to love!

M-Dot – No Excuses (prod. by Snowgoons) (Video)

Nobody is better equipped to talk about what it takes to make it in the game better than M-Dot. All these other artists looking at hip hop with the “fast food approach” but they weren’t prepared or equipped to take it there through hard work. And as the old adage goes…hard works always trumps talent. But with M-Dot you don’t have to split hairs there, you get to see what happens when hard work accompanies talent!

This is another video single from the standout album, egO anD The eneMy produced by another incomparable artist, the Snowgoons.

M-Dot – Schizoid (Video)

M-Dot gets a little crazy over this C-Lance beat, and too me it sounds like he’s having a lot of fun going maniacal. He sounds as sharp as ever flipping on the off-kilter tip. He enjoys playing with razor sharp object…bars my friends….bars.

Be on the lookout for more material throughout the year. This man is relentless.