Dot Da Genius Tells All: The Stories Behind his Classic Records

Kid Cudi "Dose of Dopeness" (2012)



Producer: Dot da Genius
Album: N/A
Label: N/A

Dot Da Genius: “There's a bunch of records [we did a long time ago]. 'Dose of Dopeness' is from that era. I put that out and it was trending all day on Twitter. There's a bunch of records people still haven't heard that are amazing.

“That was almost like an urban myth. I remember I just got a drum machine—the MV8000—around that time and I made that record on there. I sampled Quincy Jones and I put some finishing touches before I put it out.

 

Every since he performed that song, I've been getting hit up on an every-day basis about it. Random people were asking me to release that song for the past four years, I'm not even exaggerating. It would go down from someone figuring out my email, to writing me an email, to all these death threats and Twitter messages.

 

“Every since he performed that song, I've been getting hit up on an every-day basis about it. Random people were asking me to release that song for the past four years, I'm not even exaggerating. It would go down from someone figuring out my email, to writing me an email, to all these death threats and Twitter messages.

“Not serious death threats, but people jokingly like 'If you don't release 'Dose of Dopeness' I'm gonna do this or that.' It was humorous for a long time but then it became un-humorous when it kept happening everyday. Everyday I would go on Twitter and somebody would be tweeting something like, 'Why haven't you released 'Dose of Dopeness?''

“And again, this is an old record from around 2008. But pretty much what's out right now is what it was for a long time. The fans are very happy right now. I can go to sleep and wake up in the morning and not have to worry about somebody tweeting me about the song because it's out there now and I'm thrilled.”

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