M-dot (Michael Januario) a full blood italian mc (born & raised in East Boston & revere, currently residing in lynn, MA) has grinded profusely, attempting to gain ground in an era that embodies an abundance of so called "rappers." Constant recognized success has separated him from the pack. The 22nd Annual BMP Awards named M-Dot Boston's 2010 "Best Hip Hop Act" (An honor awarded to such hierarchy as Guru, Mr. Lif, Bell Biv Devoe, Akrobatik & other legends in years past). M-Dot, ranked in Stuff Magazine's 2009 Annual "Hot 100," is striving to out work everyone while never becoming complacent. In 2008 M-Dot Received "2 Dope 2 Sleep On" honors from one of the world biggest sites 2dopeboyz.com. He understands the importance of always growing as an mc, constantly challenging himself to make music for all audiences (not just stagnant to one genre). "M-Dot's Grinding his way in!" writing, recording, editing, producing, his own music (in his own professionally running studio that he built), booking over a hundred shows worldwide per year without a booking agent (he has been flown out to tour Europe, Canada, etc.), making his own flyers, creating his own web design, making major collaborations without a manager (Chino XL, Joel Ortiz, Masta Ace, Agallah of Dip Set, Gangstarr Foundation, keith murray & more), even executive producing his own videos. All accomplished at a young age, by himself, without any budget or money whatsoever! His lyrics evoke genuine realism true to his everyday life, very much in contrast to most of the fallacies constantly portrayed currently in 'rap. "Good music, relentless hustle, and remaining affable and humble, have paved the way for his impressive resume."
Currently M-dot is working on completing the highly anticipated album M.usically D.riven O.ver T.ime (Featured as Most Anticiapted albums in The Boston Phoenix). M-dot is also working on independent mixtape tracks with producer d-sharp (whose worked with missy elliot, timbaland, kelly rowland, lil mo, etc.), 7l (whose produced for Cormega, Main Flow, Esoteric), Explizit One (who has produced for Special Teamz, Smif-n-wessun, Devin the Dude & more), kore (who produced M-Dot's radio hit "Full Circle"), kenshin (who produced M-Dot's radio hits "Little by Little" & "unwind"), karimbo (whose produced for az, afu ra, krumbsnatcha, edo g), dj tko (mtv mixtape mondays), dj jean maron (hosts dj premier mixtapes in france) etc.
M-dot is also acting in big krizz kaliko & makzilla's (tech nine's strange music) new comedy pilot "what it is" (being shot in missouri & iowa). m-dot songs are being used in world-wide releases of motion pictures (troma film, hollywood,ca) as well as bike stunt videos (explicit filmz). M-Dot's songs are currently being used everyday in the La Bayou Casino, located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada! m-dot has received national mainstream radio play (Hot 97.7, Jam'n 94.5), Satellite radio play (Shade 45) & international radio play (Sweden's Crash FM, France's Dj Modesty N 135, Belgium, Italy), as well as national college radio play, (WERS 88.9, America's number 1 college radio). request M-dot on 88.9 @ night @ 617-482-8890. You also can catch M-Dot featured on the new Snowgoons album (Trojan Horse) in stores worldwide. M-Dot has also appeared in over 100 newspaper & magazine publications (Boston herald, Nightstyle magazine etc).
M-dot has performed over 500 shows, spanning all across massachusetts, pittsburgh, california, las vegas, milwaukee, new hampshire, Buffalo (NY), maine, rhode island, new jersey, Vermont, Montreal (Canada). M-Dot has also been flown out to tour overseas, performing shows in avellino, italy (Summer 2008), as well as Zurich, Switzerland (May of 2009). m-dot has performed w/ Kid Cudi, D-12, DJ PREMIER, das efx, whodini (vh1 2007 hip hop honorees), dj z-trip, styles p (lox), joe budden, pharoahe monch, Little brother, Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Terror Squad, az, m.o.p, N.O.R.E., Freeway, Blaq Poet, cormega & many more international acts! be on the lookout for m-dot's next release featuring some of your favorite mc's. M-Dot has performed at car & bike shows, strip clubs, concert halls, night clubs, outdoor festivals, bars, lounges, he is available and able to perform almost anywhere with a microphone. for serious inquiries, booking info, to send beats (mailbox is usually full, so upload beat links thru "sendspace" or "yousendit"), or interest in possible collaborations, email m-dot @ firstname.lastname@example.org
"because you have myspace, and you've downloaded instrumentals off lime wire, doesn't make you an mc!" 70 percent of the "rappers" today are just flat out awful, another 20 percent are emulating what they hear on the radio. "listen to this page and i guarantee you'll be able to decipher the difference."