Hailing from the troubled streets of Washington D.C. comes the next phenomenon in the consistently evolving and changing hip hop game. Travis Green, known as T-Dog, is drumming up waves of interest throughout the music community while representing the latest surge in his hometown's rap scene. Drawing from considerable experience on the streets as well as in the military, T-Dog is launching a budding empire in the industry with his own label, Monstar Records.
While working to bridge the gap between highly profitable success and life on the streets, T-Dog slowly became an impressive, relatable artist with a diverse list of life experiences. Growing up in the Trinidadian neighborhood of D.C., he found himself immersed in drug dealing and other criminal activity to support his family by the age of thirteen. Following multiple arrests and tragically losing friends to violence and prison, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, which sparked a burning inspiration to write, create, and rap.
Drawing from personal reflection and experiences on the street and during the war in Iraq, this budding hip hop star possesses an incredible pool of personal knowledge for song writing. Using this as an invaluable resource, T-Dog combines his musical influences such as Tupac, Scarface, 50 Cent, and Master P to generate a blend of gritty rap which excites and invigorates the listener.
Utilizing music as a vehicle to keep himself motivated and on the right side of the tracks, T-Dog continues to build a library of songs, music videos, and performances. After breaking ground on Monstar Records in January of 2010, the aspiring artist released his first full length record, Blowing Up, which quickly found its way into digital catalogs such as Amazon and iTunes.
A series of five music videos were recorded in support of the record, with two of them recently featured on the prominent music site, World Star Hip Hop.com. T-Dog also had the opportunity to open up for Young Money in D.C., which while it remains his largest performance to date, is just the beginning.
With more shows in the works and a constantly growing catalog of fresh beats and rhymes, T-Dog is spreading like wildfire throughout Maryland, and setting his sights on larger markets across the country. His singles "Bad Chick" and "Party All the Time," which features fellow artist Mulan B are in regular rotation on "Da Beat" 1650 AM, one of D.C.'s popular hip hop stations. Look for T-Dog's second full length record, "My Pain is Your Music" during the second quarter of 2011, and visit his MySpace, YouTube, and ReverbNation pages for music, videos, pictures, and much more.