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Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie

Birth name

Deric Michael Angelettie

Also known as

D.O.P., The Madd Rapper

Born

31 July 1968 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Genre

Hip hop, R&B

Occupation(s)

Record producer, rapper

Years active

1990-present

Label

Columbia (2000)

Associated acts

Two Kings in a Cipher, Kanye West

Deric Michael Angelettie (born 31 July 1968), better known by his stage name D-Dot, is an American record producer from New York City, New York. He is also a rapper under the character of The Madd Rapper. For his production work, he is credited as Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie.

Angelettie began his career under the name D.O.P. as a member of the duo Two Kings in a Cipher with Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence. The two released the album From Pyramids to Projects in 1991, before becoming associated with Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s as record producers. Angelettie produced for artists on the label such as The Notorious B.I.G., Sean Combs, Ma$e and Faith Evans. In 1999, he released his only solo album, Tell Em Why U Madd, as his alter ego The Madd Rapper. During this time, Angelettie served as a mentor to and the manager of Kanye West, with West occasionally ghost-producing records for Angelettie to begin his career in the industry. 

Angelettie's production work has been sporadic since the mid-2000s, with his latest credit appearing on Beanie Sigel's 2012 album This Time on the song "That's All I Know".

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