Inglewood MC/Producer/Engineer A-Dot Fresh began his love for Hip Hop at the age of 4. He began pop locking and break dancing with his friends in the stairwells of his family’s Baltimore apartment building. His family left the east coast for sunny Inglewood, California where his love for Hip Hop flourished into an all out obsession. He founded a 2-man B-Boy crew at age 8, with a neighborhood friend, called Hard Rock City. He battled all the neighborhood kids with his boom box and signature piece of cardboard he carried everywhere he went. Not undefeated, A-Dot (also known as Ant Rock), built a reputation as a fierce competitor. If you wanted a good B-Boy battle, or wanted to test your skill, Hard Rock City was the crew to beat in the neighborhood.
After hearing rappers such as KRS ONE, Rakim, and D.O.C., at age 14 A-Dot began writing his own rhymes. He would record his songs using a microphone his father gave him, and dual cassette tape deck he got from his uncle. Any and everybody’s instrumentals were used for his demo tape. Writing took over his life as a way to deal with issues going on in his home and his mother being ill. Writing in class, freestyling in between class, A-Dot was positive he wanted to make rap music for the rest of his life. This dream was almost derailed when he narrowly escaped a shooting in which he was mistaken for a gang member. Over 10 shots were fired at him as he walked home one night after a football game. He survived with only a laceration on his knee from falling down while running. This prompted A-Dot to give up on his dream as he figured there were other things that were more important than rapping. He instead focused all his attention on sports where he played football, basketball, and ran track at Inglewood High School.
Shortly after high school he went back to his first love of dancing, and began dancing for various recording artists. Here he found his love for the stage and performing in front of huge crowds. From nightclubs to step shows to videos you could find A-Dot getting busy. Being around these recording artists ultimately lead A-Dot back to the microphone. This time he decided he wasn’t letting go of his dream. He started his crew, 1.2.1., and began doing shows and battling locally. With a rugged tone and ill wordplay you could tell he was serious. After seeking help for tracks and studio time from his recording artist friends to no avail, he began producing, recording, and mixing his own tracks. He was determined to let nothing stop him from achieving his goals.
A-Dot, and another 1.2.1. crew member Mundo, began the 2-man crew Seedz of Rap-Ture and Rap-ture Kamp Entertainment, turning the passion into a business. Although Seedz of Rap-ture unfortunately never took on it’s full potential, A-Dot continues to push Rap-ture Kamp Entertainment to new heights. The Kamp has included artists such as Yonas Michael, Thurz, and Ablaze. All of which have gone on to be successful in the music business. A-Dot’s music and tracks have appeared in TV shows such as CSI: NY, and movies such as Drill Bit Taylor and Smother just to name a few. He has also had the pleasure of working with over 100 different artists over the course of his career. A-Dot stays focused on the his goals and will be looking to take the world by storm one rhyme, one track, one project at a time. Be on the lookout for projects such as “The Chronicles of Unjust” which the prequel to his favorite and most beloved project “Boombox”. You will also see A-Dot take HipHop music to a whole new level with “My Life A Movie”. This will be a project like you’ve never heard before.