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.
Big Shug – No Real Rappers (ft. M-Dot x Singapore Kane) (Video)
Fresh video single from Big Shug’s new album, The Diamond Report. It’s a really dope cut that features bars and talent from Boston’s own, M-Dot and Singapore Kane. All different styles with a very consistent message. The age of the ‘real rapper’ is dead so everyone needs to stop frontin’. The production comes from Reel Drama and is a stand out.
M-Dot – Layer Cake (2012)
Album: Layer Cake
02. B-Sting (Produced By JoniZ)
03. 123 Flow (Produced By Kore)
04. Taggant Ft. Mayhem of EMS (Produced By Confidence & M-Credible) Cuts By DJ Family Tyz & DJ ToneDeff Cutz
05. The Difference (Produced By Soulslicers)
06. You Ain’t Ready Ft. Nutso (Produced By MidiFlash)
07. True Lies (Remix) Ft. Camp Lo & Tribeca (Produced By LP2)
08. Worldwide Ft. Armageddon (Produced By DJ Brans) Cuts By DJ Djaz
09. We Are (Produced By Onederkid)
10. Woke Up Ft. Mayhem of EMS (Produced By DJ LP2)
12. The Doors Ft. EMS (Rev, Mayhem) & Olivia Pierson (Produced By LX Beats)
13. Unfukwitable (Produced By Sutter Kain)
14. Let it Out (Produced By DJ Connect)
15. El Mariachi Ft. Chaundon, Cymarshall Law & Daily Planet (Produced By Reef Ali) Cuts By DJ Grazzhoppa
16. Nothing To Fool With Ft. Hell Rell of Dipset & JTronius (Produced By FRZ)
17. Heavy Ft. Big Shug & Benefit of EMS (Produced By Norman Cratez) Cuts By DJ Reel Drama
18. Numerical Ft. Rev of EMS (Produced By Misanthropist)
19. Circulate Ft. Dominique Larue & Boycott Blues (Produced By DWill)
20. Wall Flowers (Produced By MidiFlash)
21. Think Twice (Remix) (Intro By DJ Premier) Ft. Av’Rex, Big Shug, Singapore Kane & Krumb Snatcha (Produced By DJ Brans) Cuts By DJ Djaz
22. Xmas Broke Ft. Rev of EMS (Produced By Norman Cratez)
23. Backstabbers (Produced By Gajos)
Our reigning champ, M-Dot, shot this project over to me many moons ago, while he has been galavanting around Europe on tour with the likes of that group you may have heard of,…Slaughterhouse. Unfortunately it has taken me this long to get to do a write up on the project. Really, Layer Cake, is a collection of guest spots, features, and rarities that M-Dot has put out or been a part of in the last 12 months. While it isn’t an album, there are plenty of dope tracks collected together worth talking about.
Big Shug – Think Twice (ft. Av’rex, Singapore Kane, Krumb Snatcha & M-Dot) (Video)
All the emcees shine on this track but again, M-Dot’s (I am bias for sure) verse really stands out. It’s just more evidence of why this man was Artist Of The Year. Blaaaam!