Hustle and flow

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 27, 2010

M-Dot’s debut full-length, Musically Driven over Time, has yet to find a home — still, he has an around-the-clock promotion schedule that most artists wouldn’t pursue even with a new release. After this interview, he’s off to sticker for another two hours, and then he’ll screen a video he shot for Commonwealth Records’ upcoming A Boston State of Mind compilation. (He’s also rocking the release party for that project, at the Western Front, on May 6.) Finally, he’s putting cherries on the Run-MPC pie he baked with French producer DJ Jean Maron, and mixing a street disc featuring the posse cuts he’s kicked with the likes of Wordsworth and Reef the Lost Cauze.

“I used to have to contact every writer, editor, and DJ all the time, and now a lot of them reach out to me. I guess the more I do, the less people I have to agitate. That’s the plan — people can only deny something for so long. But sooner or later, they’ll see a show, or be driving and listening to the radio, and they’ll have to pay attention. And when that happens, they’ll at least have to respect what I do, because it’s not wack. I don’t lie in my rhymes — this isn’t Laffy Taffy shit.”

M-DOT + EMS + NABO RAWK + DJ SLIM + BOOMBOX SAINTZ + DRAMATIK + ILLN’P + LETIA LAROK + DICKIE SKINZ | Western Front, 343 Western Ave, Cambridge | May 6 at 9 pm | 21+ | $10 |

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