Aaron Ke'Ontae Robinson was born August 12, 1993, in which, he performs under the moniker Dot Carleon, formerly A-Dot, is an American rapper and producer. He has regarded himself as an important figure to his city.
From 2001 to 2005, Dot Carleon was influenced heavily by top emcees to the hip hop genre, JAY-Z, Nas, Tupac Shakur, and Cassidy. Thus, still being an aspiring rapper in the modern era of music, Dot Carleon has made extravagant impressions to the music community albeit lacking the major exposure some believe he deserves.
Early life Dot Carleon was born Aaron Ke'Ontae Robinson in Downtown, Muskegon, Michigan. His father, Eric Lee, was absent in his early years of life until Dot Carleon was 10 years old, for which, shortly after his father became absent again due incarceration as before. His mother, Sharon Robinson, was a nursing agent. He has two siblings on his mother's side, a sister named Shakeyia Harris who assumes the alias Pebbles and another sister named Destiny Harris. Despite having a absent father his whole life, one individual in particular, Devonn Starr had taken Dot Carleon and his siblings in as his own children, in spite of showing them the better things in life with knowledge, love, and discipline. When Dot Carleon's mother became a single parent due to differences within her long lasting relationship with Devonn, he soon would lose motivation to do better in life, leading him towards rebellion & free will. He dropped out of school in the tenth grade while attending Muskegon High School. Though he had enrolled back into school by force when he and his family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the summer of 2009 to get away from the violence in Muskegon.
Career 2001-2009: Career beginnings As a young boy, Dot Carleon was fascinated by black entertainment television block shows of music videos, in which, he found passion for Hip Hop partially due to this daily visual activity. His early step-father, Devonn, was also involved with rapping, 'Seeing him run in and out of the house everyday built my curiosity amongst music itself. Devonn was very dedicated and driven towards making it in the rap-game, its a no-brainer that it had an immense affect on my life especially at a very young age,' stated by Dot Carleon in a interview with the Reverbnation staff members. He started writing lyrics at the age of eight years old. His older cousin, Carlos Byrd, also known as Yung ProDukt, took notice to his kindred heart and began to let him stay nights over his house to show him how to make beats, record songs, and teach him the ropes of life. As time grew, Dot Carleon began to freestyle with his fellow cousins and peers at the age of eleven years old, in procession to becoming apart of his first group, Y.N.T., which consisted of many other young acts his age.
In 2006, Dot Carleon performed his first song in a live studio 'Hustlin' Melody.' Shortly after, Dot Carleon was heavily inspired to record more songs as viewing his older cousin, Yung ProDukt, as his prime example. It wasn't until 2008 when Dot Carleon started showing his signs of untapped potential with an uncanny ability to write lyrics 'with ease.' After many years of learning how to mix and master audio, he took a large step with much responsibility to record his first demo entitled 'Blaze Fire' which contained a total of twenty-four tracks. Shewing the demo to his peers, Dot Carleon decided a year later to release another demo at age fifteen to showcase his level of lyricism to his local competition in Muskegon, Michigan. This demo was entitled 'The Illustration,' stating that he was illustrating a famous and fortunate vision of success from his musical dexterity. The same year he battled adversary and relocated to Atlanta with his family to proceed with his life long dream of stardom.
2010-Present: Gospel Rap Strive In 2010, Dot Carleon’s debut mixtape, ‘’Long Time Comin’‘, was finally pressed on many independent websites. It was awarded Five Stars from ‘’Datpiff’‘. It also featured production from Johnny Juliano, Kajmir Royale, and Young Shun, as well as guest appearances from Dot Carleon’s cousin Yung ProDukt whom hosted the mixtape. Following the mixtape relase, Dot Carleon dug deep into Hip Hop’s politics & proposed his mixtape series “Crakk Spitta 101” which he spawned six installments so far. The mixtape series has garnered Dot Carleon many accolades amongst the underground community & internet users. The first installment to the mixtape series was ‘’Crakk Spitta 101: Set It Str8’’ whom featured label-mate Neeno Ross. This mixtape was proposed as a freestyle mixtape to showcase the true talent in Dot Carleon and his comrades. In a eccentric sense, Dot Carleon released a “strictly production” mixtape as the second installment to the mixtape series in which all tracks were produced, mixed, and mastered by he himself. The other four installments came with and presented growth throughout the process of the series. ‘’Crakk Spitta 101: Public Enemy’’ was the most recent and final project to the mixtape series which was supposed to be hosted by DJ Snellz. However, Dot Carleon had informed the Chairmen of Nu Koncept LLC to take down, by force, all of his explicit musical material mainly due to the reason that he is focusing on the narrow path of Godly music, in other terms, taking a stride towards Christian Rap.