Born and raised in South London, Amplify Dot was never far from a microphone. From the age of four, a young Amplify Dot would listen to the sounds of Salt n Pepa, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix from her uncle's Sony Walkman and the tones of The Carpenters and Barrington Levy from her dad's reel-to-reel. Before long, the musically influenced school girl was recording her first track, an answering machine rap for her parent's house phone. A.Dot recalls "I will never forget begging my mum to let me rap on our answering machine. She gave in eventually. I'm pretty sure people would phone our house just to hear it!" From answering machines to sold out venues, A.Dot's first stage experience came with an impromptu appearance at Missy Elliot's jam packed Brixton Academy concert in 2001. Aged just 14, A.Dot climbed on stage when Missy asked if anybody in the audience could rap and blew the crowd away with her bravery and bravado. Missy later spoke to A.Dot and predicted "One day you're going to be big!" And that day is finally here. Amplify Dot who has lived in both London and Los Angeles, has perfected her craft for almost a decade and is finally ready to share it with the world. Introduced to many on 'Game Over Female Takeover', A.Dot has gone on to drop her debut mixtape 'Born Ready' on free download, an eclectic mix of rap, grime and reggae with an all-star collaborative roster including features from the likes of Gyptian, Kano, Lioness and Marger. Currently developing her own label AmpedUP, A.Dot is now in the studio working on her EP ‘Short Back & Sides‘ due for release in 2012 and has penned a deal with her first signing Ice Kid. A.Dot a self confessed tomboy with a love of poetry, krispy kreme donuts and mafia movies, is indeed on the verge of greatness. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.