Q Dot is from Tacoma but insists he’s from Federal Way. A panelist I met while filming the #FreshestInTheNW debates, he’s also a talented musician touring the State of Washington with Dead Prez. His single, Black Gold, touchingly describes his experiences growing up, and might be the best thing BET ever co-signed.

You can catch Q Dot and Dead Prez on the following tour dates:

July 11 @ Red Room Lounge in Spokane
July 13 @ Studio 7 in Seattle
July 12 @ Harmon Taproom Underground in Tacoma