News: The Madd Rapper Nabs Diddy, Busta Rhymes & Nicki Minaj For Comeback Album
Friday, Oct 16, 2009 5:55PM
Bad Boy producer-turned-rapper Deric "The Madd Rapper" Angelettie has announced plans to follow-up to his 1999 debut, Tell 'Em Why U Mad, with the help of Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj and more.
While keeping details to a minimum, D-Dot promised to keep the project laced with humor.
"I'm working on Mad Rapper Part 2," he said in an interview. "It's coming out the top of the year. Of course still mad. I got Diddy. I got Ness. I got Busta. I got Keyshia Cole singing. I got records son. I got too many records that I could put out. I got Joell Ortiz, those are my boys from Brooklyn. It's still going be mostly comedy...I got a record called 'Dear Hip-Hop,' where I wrote a letter to Hip-Hop hating on everybody." (XXL Mag)
His debut featured one of 50 Cent's most renowned diss tracks, "How 2 Rob."
The latter generated a significant buzz, attracting a lot of attention for its baiting lyrics, which detail how 50 Cent would rob specific big-name rappers. This willingness to rap openly and brashly and the attention it attracted came back to haunt him, however. His first post-success brush with death came shortly after the release of "How to Rob," when he was stabbed at the Hit Factory studio on West 54th Street in Manhattan. Shortly afterward came his most storied incident. (Billboard)
D-Dot is known for his close ties with Diddy's label and producing alongside the late Notorious B.I.G.
The Madd Rapper was the alias of Brooklyn-born MC/producer Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, who first rose to prominence as one half of the conscious rap duo 2 Kings in a Cipher, which scored an underground hit with "For the Brothers Who Ain't Here." From there, Angelettie went to work as intern with Bad Boy Entertainment, where over time he rose to the position of A&R Director before Sean "Puffy" Combs tapped him as a staff producer; credited as D-Dot, he helmed the hit singles "Been Around the World" and "All About the Benjamins," additionally serving as executive producer on projects from Mase (Harlem World), The LOX (Money, Power & Respect). (All Music)
Aside from rap, D-Dot recently shared his thoughts on controversial television host Bill O'Reilly calling out emcees.
"I love it [when he talks hip-hop]," Dot explained in an interview. "We need that. We need more Bill O'Reilly's because all that's gonna provide is more answers and more solutions. We ain't always right in hip-hop, I ain't sitting up here saying that hip-hop and rappers, everything we say is law and is actual factual. All I'm saying is that it's an opinion and it has fact in it. And sometimes there's fact with a little opinion. So I can't knock Bill O'Reilly, that's his opinion, go for it, go for yours. And that's also publicity for him. Hip-Hop is generating a lot of money so why wouldn't he attack it? He's a smart white man, why wouldn't he do that? Attack what's hot. Why would he go attack country, rock? Or country music? Why? For what? (RockMe TV)
No further details surrounding the forthcoming album have been released.