4MP 2019 Rappers Primed To Blow Pt. 4: Q Da Fool + femdot.
To be honest, when I first heard Femdot, I was not feeling him, at all. Didn’t like the name at all. Femdot? What the hell is that? Then my young boy, Jamaal, put on one of his songs called, “0’Something” and, as my washed ass usually does, I was hating. At first listen, it sounded like an Illroots promoted artist from 2012. But at my mans request, I gave him a listen, and ultimately spent the next three weeks biking to work whilst listening to this young man exclusively. I’m here to say this. Femdot turned water into wine, and now….. I am a whole hearted believer. This Evanston artist/DePaul graduate is a new voice for people of color who graduated from college. His music is that finish a 12-page paper, hot box your homies whip, and send the wya text to at least three girls type of shit. If you went to college, applied for FASFA and have immigrant parents, you gone feeeel this. Read a book or somethin’.
This man got out of jail, started rapping and, low and behold, he was on Fader six months later. That is wilddddd. My mans looks like he’s a professional Dollar Van driver -- got the kufi and all -- but makes music that gives you the strength of a Mother Bear witnessing her cub in dire straits. The Roc Nation signed, Maryland bred emcee’s mixtape “No Competition” sounds like he recorded it in a trap house closet with burner sans a serial number tucked in his Evisus. Forreal, he’s the musical version of a drunken food binge featuring wings covered in hella mumbo sauce — you should get the point. His newest projects with Kenny Beats sound a little cleaner, but still have the acoustic quality that is characteristic of someone who considers white True Religion jeans as “formal wear”. My bench press went up 30% after listening to Q. How many 100-round goons do you know with Fool tatted underneath their lip?