Ydot Gdot Discuss Being A Trendsetter For 10+ Years, Working With Fbg Duck, and More on iLLANOiZE Radio
By: Mary Jhay
“Chicago’s Favorite Nerd”, Ydot Gdot discussed being one of the first trendsetters in Chicago for over a decade now. It started with his hit single “Little Dress” back in 2010. He then immediately took over Southern Illinois University campus with his second hit single “Allen 3” produced by Chicago’s own, Dj L. The single represented SIUC’s culture during that time.
Ydot’s connections at SIUC helped him build a large impact on the campus. The song “Allen 3” was a dance named after the historic Allen dormitory building which was torn down after he released the video. However, his impact on SIUC is forever legendary.
“It was just going crazy…I winded up getting booked for the last Playas Ball…We had a drop top Camero, Ydot Gdot shirts, Ydot Gdot hats, etc. I probably was the first person but whatever….you would have thought I was Lil Bowwow but it was a good feeling to have with such a small budget….”
Ydot Gdot’s influence granted him a lot of Power by staying true to himself and being the first to create some of the popular trends today like rolling up your beanie hat, and marketing his brand nearly 10 years ago before it became popular.
“It’s really about embracing who you are and once you do that the message is cool….”
Ydot also spoke on being counted as an underdog due to his many skills of talent. Along with being a musician, he also is a Dj, host, marketing expert, and authentic entrepreneur. Although, he has been successful in the industry for over 10 years now, it’s normal in the city for people to still put him in a box.
He’s worked with a plethora of artists in the early stages of their career like Spenzo, Queen Key, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Katie Got Bandz, and more. Ydot also spoke on working with Fbg Duck and being his official Dj before his death.
“He was just a silly guy…we had a lot of fun together. Them was my brothers.. they still is….”
Ydot Gdot is definitely a legend in the city and he’s committed to continue to follow his dreams even if he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
Check out the full interview below!