“Tell Me”: T.Dot has it all – lyricism, charisma and respectable street cred

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Travis Herbert, known by his stage name T.Dot, is an aspiring hip-hop artist and producer. He is a member of Buffalo New York’s hip hop group Loyalty Ent. Originally born and raised in New Jersey, T.Dot was a shy kid reluctant to share his true feelings with friends and family. T.Dot found comfort in expressing his emotions through writing and it quickly became therapeutic. As he grew older, his writing continued to evolve and he began to experiment with making songs. Inspired by rappers such as Lil Wayne, Fabolous, and 50 Cent, T.Dot discovered his true love where he could put musical instrumentals behind his writing – Hip Hop.

Travis Herbert, known by his stage name T.Dot
Travis Herbert, known by his stage name T.Dot

At the age of 19, T.Dot attended his first official studio session and he was amazed at everything that transpired in order to develop a song. He decided right then and there that music was what he wanted to pursue. He performed at open mics and mastered his flow, wordplay, and his the ability to produce a track. T.Dot released his mixtape, titled Love For The Sport: Mixtape Before The Mixtape, on August 13, 2013 which is proclaimed to have a “Lil Wayne Dedication type of feel…”

A few months ago T.Dot released “Tell Me” as the first official single off his upcoming album to be titled Thoughts of Ambition set for release during 2015. “Tell Me” is a witty, club-friendly track with a message behind it all. T.Dot has some of the most awesome parallels and metaphors as his lyrics cut like a razorblade… “I ain’t saying I’m the best, but I’m better than you are”. With this track T.Dot proves that he is a true figure in the game and will be for a while.

T.Dot is one of those rare rappers that seem to have it all; lyricism, charisma and respectable street cred.  He has come a long way in a fairly short period of time, since releasing hot tracks like “The Warmup” and “I Got That”.  His flows have grown to A+ quality and he can hold the flame and ride it out with some of the best there is right now!

The fact that he addresses a variety of issues in his tracks, and raps in a determined way about them too shows his maturity.  Plus he doesn’t steal his rhymes from other rappers, like some of his contemporaries do. Overall T.Dot sparkles on all fronts. His flow is smooth and the production shines on “Tell Me”, making this one banging track!

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