Bio: “D.O.” was born Adam Commodore, 12/31/1987 in Annapolis, Maryland. Raised in several of the hoods in Anne Arundel County surrounding, Bywaters Mutual Homes is where he is from, and where he was raised primarily. Growing up D.O. was very calm cool and collective, with a quiet demeanor but always knew the streets and understood them so since he was a teen they played a part in the story and come up of his life. Many stories of D.O.’s friends and family members being killed and incarcerated from the struggle of the street life, and D.O.’s main goal is to rid himself from as much as possible. He does so by making music and going to school to be a Video Production Major. He also was a mediator for Anne Arundel County and met some of the people through that job that helped steer him in the path of success that he is on. D.O. has 5 mix-tapes, 1 that was never released entitled “Da Wait Is Ova” that features his career and child hood friend “C-Flames”. Together they made incredible music at the ages of 16 and 17. Now D.O. records himself. The music is available on the internet for download and you can hear a lyrical onslaught of music that grows on you as time lapsed. Now hear his music at http://dotfocus.wordpress.com/ or http://www.reverbnation.com/label/focusent and see videos and hear D.O.’s label mates from FOCUS Ent. Make sure you download his latest mix-tape titled Mind Relief.
My WordPress: http://dotfocus.wordpress.com/
1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?
TwitDot4: 8 or 9
2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?
TwitDot4: Growing up it was the LOX still is today, but currently I’m inspired by a few artists
3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
TwitDot4: In control of my music, being side by side with the stars with my team here to watch and see that it’s more than a dream. Hopefully not working or running the streets, just doing music and practicing more with audio engineering and video production. Furthering my skills and traveling the world
4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?
TwitDot4: Damn there are quite a few… Jadakiss, Drake, Styles P, Special Ed, Bun B… Jay Z of course… and fareal many other local cats that I respect right here in the DMV…
5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?
TwitDot4: My best accomplishment was starting my own brand FOCUS ENT is what I want to bring to light and I know it’s gonna take time. I’m just so happy I can shoot and direct my own videos now and edit them. Knowing how to record myself was a great deal of help cause I’m x-ing out every component that the average rapper pays for. So Knowledge is my biggest accomplishment
6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you could change?
TwitDot4: i rather not comment lol
7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?
TwitDot4: My sound, my unique ways of giving stories to the fans. If u wanna hear and see for yourself go too dotfocus.wordpress.com
8) What is the hardest thing about being in the music industry?
TwitDot4: Getting people to give you a chance… everybody who takes 5 minutes of their time to hear or see anything I put out vibes to my shit. Outside of that just funding everything myself and making money to provide for my son
9) What separates you from other artist out right now?
TwitDot4: Im not even at my prime yet, and most the music I make is relate-able and makes the crowd move. I HAVE NO GENRE I make music in variety, and I’m still practicing while creating shit.
10) If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?
TwitDot4: Probably 4 baby momma’s lol, running the street, in and out of prison… really idk, I always had a good mind so I wonder. But ever since I could remember I stayed out of trouble so I can make music. I’m dead without the shit
11) When it comes to music what is one thing you wish you knew five years ago?
TwitDot4: software. It’s a must to learn the technology and become 1 with the shit. It helps you make the sound you’re looking for when you can’t explain it to producers or engineers.
12) Where is the strangest place a fan has every approached you?
TwitDot4: Bathroom stall dude notice my voice on the phone I was talking to this girl. I’m on the phone in the mirror washing my hands dude on the other side pissing, oh and listening to my voice… he says “you sound like this dude name D.O. I laughed and said that would be me lol claims I talk like I rap… fuck no lol
13) How do you plan on changing the game?
TwitDot4: Giving music that feeling… U know the feeling when you hear a song an always remember where you first heard it. I mean down to the location and who you were around lol. Now days a lot of music lacks that… in my opinion
14) Musically who are you mostly compared to?
TwitDot4: Nobody… I hope
1) Have you been given any advice that’s stuck? What advice can you give for an up and coming artist?
TwitDot4: Learn everything. Rule one: Knowledge is power. And always work with people from other areas.