Since an early childhood birthday where his parents gifted him a toy microphone and cassette recorder, Tdot Illdude began to understand his one purpose in life, he NEEDS to perform for you. From his Willingboro, New Jersey neighborhood to Hollywood, California, the well-versed songwriter and recording artist has touched some of the most premiere platforms nationwide, while working behind the scenes alongside the industry’s highest profile talents.
It was in 2015 when he transitioned from New Jersey to Los Angeles after receiving Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” honor and signed to Atlas Music Publishing by way of heavyweight songwriter, Makeba Riddick. Around this time, he started making the rounds at radio with his riot inciting single, “Feeling Myself” that caught the attention of Meek Mill.
That was soon followed by his second single, “Take Me Under” being immediately snatched up by the Starz hit show “Power” for its 2nd season. Those tuning in to see Ghost and Tommy would get to hear the dark yet uplifting power ballad attacking their senses over the end credits.
It would go on to become the number Shazam’d song in the world for that week. That then led to it’s use on Revolt TV as the theme for their “I Can’t Breathe” campaign commercial, a response to the death of Eric Garner and police violence in the black community. The visual for “Take Me Under” was also premiered on MTV and Worldstarhiphop.com.
By now the word was out. It would be more than just industry circles talking about the tall, good looking kid from Jersey that was starting a wave in the world’s entertainment capital.
2016 only continued to boost the clout and respect surrounding his name. Earlier this year, he worked in the studio crafting a handful of records with Grammy award winning producer, Timbaland, which led to his first EP “The Vibe Is Heavy” in March.
The same year, at SXSW in Austin, Tdot performed on 11 festival stages leaving fans in a frenzy as they got to witness his high energy stage show and celebrate his unmatched work output.
Back in Los Angeles, Dotsquiat (his clever IG handle) continued his stronghold on the club scene with roof raising performances at the iconic Supperclub and Greystone Manor, and live shows with the likes of Dave East and Mike Stud. As of summer 2017, Tdot has over 6 million streams on Spotify. As the fall makes way for winter, Tdot now prepares for the release of his debut album, “Morning Comes Too Fast” on Tuesday, October 18. Sonically, the album features 16 songs with the bulk of the project’s euphoric sound coming from Heartfelt Music’s secret weapon’s Mando Fresh & Young N Fly as well as long time collaborator, Grammy award winning producer, Cardiak. Rounding out the project are masterful contributions from Maaly Raw (City), Louis Bell (Work For Me), and Roofeo (Morning).
The crown jewel of the album is the standout collaboration between Tdot and G.O.O.D. Music producer Charlie Heat “I Don’t Wanna Leave” that has been building its way into a monster hit on the L.A. party scene. With a 2018 takeover firmly in his sights, Tdot Illdude is sending a clear message, with his musical output and growing catalogue, he’s here to work. He’s here make you think. He’s here to make you dance. And when all is said and done, he’s here to stay.