ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: D-DOT

D-DOT (Courtesy of Major Music Entertainment)

The Heat Magazine recently featured Dallas area rapper, Boome, and we are now featuring Boome’s producer, D-DOT (a/k/a On Tha Track).

D-DOT has been involved with music since he was 11 years old.  After graduating high school in 2000, he made the decision to pursue his dream of being a producer.  He moved from Lafayette, Louisiana to Dallas, Texas four years later and it was at that time that he started building his home lab in order to study and finely hone the craft.

In 2006, he met Boome and 3-D and began working with them.  D-DOT has been an artist and in-house producer with Rize Up Entertainment since just after that chance meeting.  In 2007, he started his own production company, Major Music Entertainment and it has been a work in progress ever since.  Major Music Entertainment specializes in hip hop instrumentals and another much sought after service, artist marketing consulting.

D-DOT was featured on Boome’s “New King On the Block” album as a producer and he also co-produced “Gametime” by Boome featuring Lil’ Flip, P.O.T and 3-D.

In addition to wearing the producer hat, D-DOT is also the co-host of the Icebreaker Productions Radio Show with Chozen (Ham Rothstein) and he is religiously working on several new projects and ventures.  D-DOT also made a guest appearance on last week’s The Heat radio show that can be heard on the Global Rhythymz Radio Network.

For free beats go to www.MajorMusicENT.com and sign up for the mailing list. The site sells beats and also contains show interviews, videos and much more.  For serious inquiries only about features or production, D-DOT can be reached by e-mail at D.DOTFUSE1981@gmail.com.

The Heat Magazine sat down and talked to D-DOT and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What artists or genre(s) of music influenced you the most?

D-DOT: I can’t just pinpoint one particular artist, but more of an era – 90’s hip hop – pretty much 10 out of 10 artists would tell you Pac and Big and I’d be one of them. I would also say Jay-Z and Nas as well, just after the Pac and Big Era. As a producer, I was also influenced a lot by both Dr. Dre & DJ Quik’s production techniques as well.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: If you could say anything to your fans, what would it be?

D-DOT: Thank you all to everyone who’s showed support since day one! Never before did I imagine moving to Dallas in 2004 with practically nothing, that I’d be where I am today. I had a vision and a dream and they’re helping to build it along with me! I promise to give you the best each on each and every track, show performance or whatever! Keep On Supporting Rize Up , Major Music & Icebreaker! We love ya’ll!

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:  For more on D-DOT check out his website, at www.MajorMusicENT.com.  The site contains beats, forums, show videos, and more.  In addition to D-DOT’s past projects, he is working on two more albums, the Major Music Mixtape and the Thr33 DOT album with fellow artist/producer 3-D. Major Music Entertainment can be contacted at 469.774.9573.

D-DOT (Courtesy of Major Music Entertainment)

D-DOT (Photo Courtesy of Major Music Entertainment)

D-DOT (Photo Courtesy of Major Music Entertainment)

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Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 NOLA Music Awards & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @Arlene_HeatMag & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.