In 2006 DMangelo took his music business to the next level creating in a quality basement studio where he produced his second release “F U and Yours,” featuring artists from down south, the East Coast, and the United Kingdom. He released two singles “Bird Cherp” and “Don’t Worry Bout Me” which gained the attention of industry professionals and landed him a record deal.
However, when the label folded, DMangelo realized that he could not give up, and had to continue to follow his dream. He became an independent artist about 4 years ago recording some of his first songs with Bryan Tyson at Deep Productions (Plies, Dj Khaled, Gorilla Zoe). DMangelo has plans of releasing several more works, and has already dropped his latest project, “Hip Hop Loved Me”.
DMangelo has the personality and charisma that makes him instantly likable. He has a different flow on each song and accentuates his words to let you know he has confidence in his rhymes. He is lyrically adept at small talk and equally capable at dropping fire for the underground.
Eager to let out his anger, DMangelo bashes Hip-hop for what it has become in this modern day: “Hip Hop use to be a tentative parent, an educator, and a regulator… Now it seems to be more of a dog and pony show. It’s confusing in the way it conveys messages, and its intent…It has become a neglectful parent on crack; empty and cold…”
You know DMangelo will get the clubs popping with this one because he has so much energy. His Miami sound is just straight hotness. Now, for those who don’t regularly listen to rap anymore, DMangelo is someone who can change that, because he’s taking the stuff back to its roots – substance over show.
This is how a rap track should be done – the perfect fusion of beats and rhymes, to create the perfect message, because believe it or not, hip-hop used to be all about the message. Beats and rhymes were just the vehicle to take the messages where they needed to be. We rap artists have changed the process and the formula – and bam, hip-hop has lost its magic!
Thank heavens for artists like DMangelo who has messages for days and an unbelievable way with words to match. “Hip Hop Loved Me” shows his maturity as an artist and as a man. He’s as refined and confident as someone who’s been in the game for years and has a flow that can rival some of the best. Go out and cop this track if you know what’s best for the game.