Label: GTD Entertainment
Lets Get Ill…
BURNTmd, the Brooklyn-born, Vermont transplant and now Coloardo resident has built quite a name for himself in recent years. Dubbed MD, or Microphone Doctor, BURNTmd can be very creative, inspiring, and intense at the same time. MD’s relentless tour schedule has allowed him to perform hundreds of shows over the past couple of years, which include opening for and performing alongside industry heavyweight’s Ice Cube, Too Short, Lil Kim, Black Thought & J. Period (The Live Mixtape Tour), Keith Murray, Immortal Technique, Inspectah Deck, Tash (of Tha Alkaholiks), Mr. Cheeks (of The Lost Boyz), Camp Lo, Souls of Mischief, Strong Arm Steady, Wordsworth, Murs, Brother Ali and several others.
“The Brooklyn roots of this MC are evident in his no-nonsense flow and tight lyrics. He is making a name for himself not only in Vermont, where he now calls home, but also across the United States as he performs with world class acts…” (Burlington Music, April 12, 2011)
Much more than another talented artst, BURNTmd is also a renown promoter that has been responsible for organizing countless events throughout New England for several noteworthy hip-hop artists & acts such as M.O.P., CL Smooth, Dead Prez, GZA, Devin The Dude and Immortal Technique, in addition creating a platform for local acts to showcase their talent. More recently however, BURNT has managed to take his promotional talents to a national level, where he has booked shows for the likes of Redman, Fat Joe, Twista, The Beatnuts and Kirk Franklin, among others.
On April 20th of 2010, BURNTmd released the extended play Lets Get Ill, which showcases BURNTmd’s multi-syllabic rhyme style & unique cadence over top notch production from several of today’s proven and upcoming producers such as Illmind, J. Glaze & Reef Ali. The EP boasts an impressive roster of guest features that include DJ Green Lantern, Copywrite, Akrobatik, Planet Asia & Strong Arm Steady’s Phil The Agony & Krondon. Lets Get Ill is the first of many projects to be released through BURNTmd’s GTD Entertainment imprint. “It says something about BURNTmd’s reputation in the hip-hop world that he can attract the likes of Illmind (50 Cent, Erykah Badu, LL Cool J, etc.), J Glaze (Jay-Z, Wu-Tang, Tha Dogg Pound) and others to the producer’s chair. And it says something about Burnt’s abilities that he’s more than capable of rising to the occasion.” (Seven Days, June 30, 2010).
In 2011, the VT Mic Doc released a slew of au-gratis internet leaks to further increase awareness of his movement and brand. These singles has been well received, with tracks such as “Smugglers’ Notch,” featuring Keith Murray, “Bang Out,” featuring DJ Green Lantern, and “Medicine Ball,” featuring Copywrite & Planet Asia, gracing countless lifestyle sites and blogs, such as XXLmag, HipHopDX, AllHipHop, DJBooth.net, NahRight & 2DopeBoyz and many more.
By 2012, the good doctor began to roll out the campaign for the June 12th digital release of Not So Black & White, a project that delves into BURNTmd’s unique upbringing, where being both white and Jewish in a neighborhood where he was the minority (both religiously and ethnically) solidified his distinct worldview that would mold the individual that he is today. The campaign trail began with promotion of the Madlib produced “GTDMIB,” featuring Phil The Agony, followed by “Smooth Criminals Part II,” featuring Queensbridge battle legend, Craig G. BURNTmd continued to break new ground with these records by landing premieres and features on distinguished blogs and webzines like Blackout Hip Hop and stupidDOPE, respectively. Come September, the good doctor appeared on Pacewon and Mr. Green’s noteworthy single “Lock Me Up” , which also included a guest feature from the one Calvin Broadus, a/k/a Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg). The video, which has garnered well over 100,000 plays to date has been featured on top tier Hip-Hop blog sites such as ThisIs50.com, UGSMAG, Takin’ Mines and more. The following month, BURNT was also featured on another posse cut, this time featuring the A-list talents of T.I. on “We Ain’t Playin’” , off producer JP Beats compilation album, The Warning. That same month, the now Colorado resident unleashed the DJ Grazzhoppa assisted leak “Together” , taken from his forthcoming LP, The Green Invasion, which is scheduled for a July 16th, 2013 release date.
“BURNTmd is an MC who drops some of the best lyrics around because he knows what he’s doing, how to do it, and the man can write and rhyme.” (This Is Book’s Music, 5.07.2010)