For those of you not familiar with Tdot illdude, he has been making waves on the LA scene since he touched down. After giving the streets a sample of what was on the way with a big feature on Meek Mill’s "4-4" prequel to DC4 and dropping "The Vibe Is Heavy" in the spring, Dot delivers his debut album Morning Comes Too Fast.
Moments before Tdot illdude arrived at his listening event at Blind Dragon for the album, he had an intimate conversation with REVOLT, giving us his thoughts on progressing to accomplish this milestone.
How does it feel to be on the verge of sharing your music with the people?
“I am from New Jersey. I’m in Hollywood, California, a place that people dream about coming, people dream about going, and I’m about to have party at Blind Dragon. It's a pretty exclusive place. I’m just a blessed guy.”
What does the "Morning Comes Too Fast" mean?
“It’s a metaphor: Make sure you stay on top of your game so you can continue to create memories because before you know it it’s morning again and that memory is gone. No matter what, the world is going to keep turning and morning is going to keep coming.”
You really took your music to the next level when you built your home studio; what motivated that?
“Shout out to everyone that was letting me record in their studio, but I was not a priority. Sometimes when I need to use the studio someone would have it before me, and I get it because it’s protocol, you understand, and for me I had to boss up and make my own sh-t. So getting a studio for me was no burden. And once I did it was about me doing what I want, trying what I want on my own talent and creativity.
Morning Comes Too Fast boasts a very impressive production catalogue with tracks from Cardiak, Charlie Heat, and talented upstart Mando Fresh. T. Dot’s balance of melodic hooks and hard-hitting rhymes provides great symmetry for the project. Music is often the best expression of our true self, and in Dot’s case the project reflects progression from an enlightened hustler’s perspective.
Dot sets his own vibe and takes life at his pace, and this could not be expressed more clearly than on “What I Want.” Tracks like “Take Me Under” take you to a place of inspiration. He can also apply pressure to any situation with tracks like “New King In Town,” where he states his claim to the game and “The Way” where Dot lets you now his focus is on the paper and not talking, but doing it.
Dot’s raspy, melodic rhymes are reminiscent of Wyclef Jean on tracks like the Charlie Heat–produced “I Don’t Wanna Leave,” “Work For Me,” and one of my personal favorites “You and I,” where Dot teams up with Guordon Banks for arguably the smoothest track on the album for the ladies. Overall, Morning Comes Too Fast is a great blend of music for the enlightened hustler.
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