Introducing This Week’s Featured Artist, R&B Singer Angelo Dorsey
Born in New York to interracial parents, Angelo Dorsey was raised in East Atlanta also known as ‘Zone 6.’ 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. Due to a scandal and family financial struggles, Angelo tried community college and played semi-pro football, but was also hustling on the side to make money.
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.
Angelo recently released a new video for his hit single “Stay.”
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