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M-Dot | Layercake

I stopped paying much attention to M-Dot about two years ago.
EMS Productions  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 10, 2012
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Best Boston Rap Albums of 2010

So I'm walking past the Jeanie Johnston in Jamaica Plain after the Boston Music Awards, and I see Slaine and his friend Ronnie hugging the bar and crushing rum and cokes.
Bustle and flow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 24, 2010
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Photos: Boston Music Awards 2010

The Liberty Hotel hosts the 2010 Boston Music Awards on December 5, 2010.
Boston Music Awards 2010 | Liberty Hotel | December 5, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMIJIAN  |  December 10, 2010
FREE Download from BMP Winner M-Dot + Album Release Party Tonight (with FREE Beer)

FREE Download from BMP Winner M-Dot + Album Release Party Tonight (with FREE Beer)


 DOWNLOAD: M-Dot featuring Masta Ace - You Don't Know About It (Remix produced by The Visiting)Boston Phoenix Feature on M-Dot  M-Dot wins Best Hip-Hop Act...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 08, 2010
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BUMP up the volume

Local opener M-Dot got arrested on some bullshit for scuffling with state troopers at last Saturday’s Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) festival on City Hall Plaza.
City Hall Plaza all the rage for 10,000 revelers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 13, 2010
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Photos: 2010 Boston Urban Music Festival with Young Riot, Wiz Khalifa, and Ryan Leslie

Young Riot, Wiz Khalifa, and Ryan Leslie at the Boston Urban Music Festival
Live from the B oston Urban Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza, on August 7, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 13, 2010


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Photos: Crowd shots at the 2010 Boston Urban Music Festival

Throngs gathered at City Hall Plaza to see Young Riot, Wiz Khalifa, Ryan Leslie and others at the Boston Urban Music Festival.
Live from the Boston Urban Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza | August 7, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 13, 2010
Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) at City Hall Plaza

Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) at City Hall Plaza


We'd like to commend ourselves and our readers for M-Dot's recent successes - he was named Best Local Hip-Hop Artist in this year's Best Music...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 04, 2010
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Rest in Beats, T Banga

This past Sunday, the Bean rap scene lost one of its most enthusiastic supporters and most hard-working executive producers.
Let the tributes begin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010
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Hustle and flow

M-Dot is live on Brookline Ave, chopping it up with nurses, businessmen, and co-eds.
Let us tell you about M-Dot —  before he does
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009

Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009


  It’s amazing how much hate mail I receive accusing me of ignoring local artists. Most hilarious is this ass on Facebook who recently bitched...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 17, 2009


New Video from M-Dot - "Backstabbers"


I don't really know what to say about M-Dot at this point. He's not exactly clocking Passion Pit numbers, but, as far as Boston rappers...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 12, 2009

HOT LOCAL RAPPER: M-Dot


Lynn rapper M-Dot, aka Michael Januario, packs all the traits that rising rappers need to succeed. He’s humble, tough, talented, and full of hard rhymes...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 27, 2009
Boston Hip-Hop Disc and Mixtape Round-Up #1 (with mad audio and FREE downloads)

Boston Hip-Hop Disc and Mixtape Round-Up #1 (with mad audio and FREE downloads)


My editor and I recently had a chat about how indie-rock bands and underground rappers approach guerilla marketing in drastically different ways. Mostly, we discussed how hip- hop artists turn the sidewalk outside every venue into Times Square circa 1985, and how their rock- and- roll contemporaries — on the opposite end of the promotion spectrum —fancy themselves too cool to work street corners passing out promos.

 

Basically I’m saying that I have way more rap discs to write about than I have time (or space). So until the Phoenix brass determines that Bay State boom bap is more important than my other assignments regarding drastic budget cuts and such, I can b
By Chris Faraone  |  June 18, 2009

Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer

Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer


If I tried to write about every one of the 30-or-so rappers set to collectively slap Unity Fest at ...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 28, 2009
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Get sprung

Between the packages that turn up on my Jamaica Plain doorstep and the envelopes that stuff my Phoenix mailbox, I have enough music to start a mixtape spot in Downtown Crossing.
A bumpin' crop of spring hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 18, 2009


MP3 of the Week: M-Dot, "Little By Little"

MP3 of the Week: M-Dot, "Little By Little"


 Next week, heads will get an ample dose of East Bostonian M-Dot as he opens up for M.O.P. at t...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 22, 2009