Angelo Dorsey Brings “Rockstar R&B” To The Masses With His First Single Of 2017
Born in New York to interracial parents, Angelo Dorsey was raised in East Atlanta also known as ‘Zone 6’ in a family that was broken apart by drug and alcohol problems. As a teen, only Angelo’s closest friends knew that he could sing and he really only sung to impress girls. However, he always had music in my blood, as his father was a singer; but football was going to be his way out of poverty.
In high-school, Angelo developed into a star quarterback, scouted by many national high school football powerhouses. He made a decision to attend Bradenton Prep and moved to Florida to chase his dreams; and his family soon followed. Things started to go downhill after a coaching scandal at the school caused him to lose eligibility, while at the same time his family started struggling financially. Angelo tried community college and played semi-pro football, but was also hustling on the side to make money. Yet, he was also singing, exploring his voice and songwriting ability. His mother eventually found drugs in the house and kicked Angelo out. Soon thereafter, Angelo moved back to Atlanta to pursue a music career; but with no real connections besides some childhood friends and he was soon homeless; once again forced to relocate in a means to find shelter with an uncle in Virginia.
In Virginia, Angelo worked two jobs while putting his plan together. He did extensive research on the music industry, saved some cash and decided that Houston would be the best place to pursue a career in music. In Houston, Angelo hit the ground running and met some key people in the Houston music scene. DJ and Producer, XO, gave him his first real opportunity to have consistent studio time. While working and developing his craft, he began to also work on writing songs for other artists. Angelo landed a hook on a StunnaBam single, which received radio exposure on 97.9 The Box, and a feature with Boston George called “I Know the Plug” which made it onto DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz Mixtape; and began bubbling in Atlanta. His feature on Kirko Bangz’ “Ah Yeah” on the “Fallin’ Up Mix” led to some label offers that just weren’t the right fit.
In late 2016, Angelo released his most high profile project, HIGHLIGHTS, an EP that included production from platinum producer’s Pyro and DJ RYU of Sound M.O.B., June James, XO and Superproducer TA and included the break-out single “I Like That” featuring Fetty Wap that offered a more fully developed “Rockstar R&B” sound that Angelo specializes in.
Angelo has spent the majority of 2017 touring extensively with Chedda Da Connect, who has taken Angelo under his wings and armed with a plethora of new material, Angelo will be releasing new singles throughout 2017 which promise to make the “Rockstar R&B” artist a household name.
Today, Angelo releases a new video for “Stay,” which was premiered exclusively with Hiphopdx.
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