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    LaSuria Kandi Allman Interviews Detroit Hip Hop Artist P-Dot #hiphop #music #entertainment @lasuria83

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    LaSuria Kandi Allman interviews Detroit Hip Hop artist P-Dot

    At the age of thirteen, Pamela Tynisha Willis a.k.a. P-DoT was introduced to the rap game. She attended Frank Cody High School on Detroit’s Westside where, during lunch hour, she, along with a few of her classmates would battle rap. She quickly gained recognition and respect for being one of the only females lyricists brave enough to step in the battles and shine. 

    It wasn’t until the summer of 1993 when she met D.Troy Jones, Mack from Live Action Entertainment, Rod B. Gutta, known then as Snyp the General, Earl Smoov, producer and songwriter, and broke the ice in the studio and recorded her first solo titled “The Wrong Hoe 2 Provoke”. Taken under the wing of both Mack & D.Troy Jones, P-Dot has had the pleasure of being a part of some of the best Detroit underground collaboration albums.. She displays her talent in various styles and can write any style from commercial to reality rap. 

    Both her delivery and stage presentation showcases the “originality” of Hip Hop. She is inspired by artist such as M.C. Lyte, Missy Elliott, Eve, The Conscious Daughters and The Lady of Rage. To this day, P-DoT continues to pursue her hip hop career. She is constantly promoting, making appearances and performing in different areas from Michigan to Atlanta. 

    P-Dot is always practicing her craft, breaking ground on every stage possible; her main objective is to share her talent with the world and wants her story to be heard. She hopes to one day be recognized for her lyrical skills and has just released her first solo project August 1, 2015 titled “WHO IS IT”? Since the release she has already sold 200 copies and counting. She has all the hunger, drive and ability to make it far with her talent.


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    What city and state did you grow up in?
    Detroit, Michigan.
    What was it like growing up in Detroit?
     I grew up in the 80's very good.
    Tell me some things about yourself?
     Laid back.
     How long have you been in the music industry?
     Writing since I was 14, seriously 2 yrs, total 16 years.
    What inspired you to become a Artist?
    Growing up in the 80's, my father was a D.J.
    Tell us about Selfish magazine..   
    It's a Detroit based Magazine.
    What is the main focus of the magazine.
    To spotlight artists who are working hard.
    Who were the first artist you collaborated with?
    Cheddar boyz, Rock Bottom, Black face
    Do you think the music has changed from then to now?
    Yes it has changed tremendously,  more materialistic.
    How would you categorize your style? 
    Aggressive and Informative
    What if any message do you try to relay to your audience.
    It is ok to be yourself
    What would you change about the music industry from an executive stand point?
     I listen to what people say. It is tough on ladies some have changed the game.
    What do you think attributed to the change from consciousness of the early 80's to the gangster era of today?
    The conscious part is non-existent.
    What are your thoughts about the way the artists are representing themselves?
    To each it's own.
    Tell me what do you think about the way they are dressing the skirts and blouses?
    I don't know what is going on.
    What would you consider to be the big break that will get the artists foot in the door mainstream?
    You got to be a brand
    What are your goals for the future?
    I'm trying to take over the world
     Do you have any shows/album/videos releases coming up?
    Jan 3 at the Bull Frog Redford, Mi. Jan 4 St. Andrews Underground Hip hop Awards. I'm nominated as Best Female Hip hop artist
     Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with?
     Pocohontas, K Dezzy
     So your fans can follow you what social media sites are you on?
    Instagram, Fb, Fb, Fan page
    Are you involved in any social or political groups? 
     No.
    Are you involved in any community programs?
    Yes, Central High Girls Basketball team
     Are there any challenges that you have dealt with and you have  overcame?
    Lost a few friends because of my success
     Are you interested in Producing or starring in movies?
    Yes.
    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Out of Detroit.  West coast, down south touring.
    What advice would you give to young men today who are suffering from injustices?
    Stay strong, pray, try not to put yourself in situations.
    What advice do you give to aspiring artists who are trying to get into the music industry?
    Work hard.
    What keeps you motivated, what drives you?
    My fans, My family
    If you could change your profession what would it be?
    Doctor.
    What are your thoughts about the legalization of Marijuana?
    It's nothing wrong with it.
    If you could speak to the youth today about the importance of obtaining a good education what would you change?
    It is very important.
    Married? children?
    Yes, 3 years. No children.
    Favorite food?
    Fruit, Crab legs
    What are your hobbies?
    Braiding hair, chill, poetry
    Zodiac?
    Leo. July 31.

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2015 THUS FAR:
    • Nominated for the Detroit Black Music Awards for “Hottest Rap Artist of the Year” 2015
    • Imported From The D Hosted by DJBJ of Hot 107.5 FM -2015
    • Guest Judge for the Worldwide Core Radio Rap Battle
    • First Place Winner of Worldwide Core Radio Showstoppers Competition -2014
    • Second Place Winner of Worldwide Core Radio Showstoppers Competition -2013
    • No Limit Forever Showcase w/ Ikeisha Baker of Hot 107.5 FM -2015
    • “SELFISH” Magazine Launch -2015
    • Trap-A-Holics Mixtape Showcase -2015
    • “STOP THE VIOLENCE” Music Tour -2015
    For Booking Contact:
    Pamela Lackey aka P-DoT
    (Personal Line) (313)-704-2792
    Email: pdotlackey@yahoo.com
    Facebook: Pamela P-DOT Willis
    Instagram: PDOTMUSIC
    Twitter: @IAMPDOT
    Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/p-a-m-p-dot 

    I would like to thank you for this very powerful interview. I look forward to future interviews with you. Much Success in all of your endeavors. God bless you.


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