“Wake Up” F/ Colin Plant (listen/download)
414 emcee Yo Dot has selected a song off of his Sherman Park Memoirs mixtape to receive a little individual attention. The track is called “Wake Up” and it contains a guest appearance from singer Colin Plant. It was produced by L Plaga. The production here is clean. It entails: a polished bass, mellow background components, a mid-tempo pace, and a solemn vibe. The hook is savory. Colin’s vocals are pitch-perfect and the lyrics are of a companionate nature. The verses are on the mark. Yo Dot exhibits a wonted flow, vivid wordplay, and picturesque rhymes. He creates lifelike visions of nightmarish circumstances. Observe as he spits: “Yo had a dream I was homeless. Living in the street amongst killers and vultures. No bed to sleep. Not even sofas. I’m drowned in sorrow. Life is floatless. In the late night everything is open grabs. Surrounded by the sewer and the broken glass. You know the old saying ‘never trust a soul.’ So when it get dark I be ducking low. Looking for my dinner and my next plate. It’s hunger in my lungs. Every breath take everything out me.” Deep bars there with an incredible story-telling element present. In the end, this track is a hit.
“Talk Yo S–t” is another joint that Yo Dot has circulating. This one he released a video for. The song itself was produced by 40Mil and he also handled the visuals. Talk about pulling double duty. It’s dope that 40 has the talent to give life to a song behind the boards as well as behind the camera though. The viewing is a quick to the point piece. It merely just features Yo Dot going in on his performance within a nighttime city setting. He packs a ton of energy and charisma for his contribution which gives the flick a nice spark. 40 has an assortment of angles and motion tricks in place that raise the lure of the viewing too. Overall, this was a refined watch for a savvy track.
**My Two Cents: I give two thumbs up to both efforts from Yo Dot. “Wake Up” is on point and easily deserves honorable mention status as it relates to tracks that standout from Sherman Park Memoirs. “Talk Yo S–t” is a slick cut as well. 40 murdered the beat and Yo Dot came with some choice material. 40 did a dignified job on the video too. Yo Dot has definitely been making moves this Summer. -MinM