Atlanta Rapper Dolla Inks Deal With Akon’s Konvict Muzik

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 05/08/07

Atlanta rapper Dolla has signed a deal with Jive Records and Akon's Konvict Muzik where he will release his debut, ATLA.

Before becoming Akon's latest find, Dolla (real name: Roderick Anthony Burton II) was a member of an Atlanta-based group called The Rascals, which caught the attention of heavyweights such as Missy Elliot and Diddy. After making connects with the aforementioned moguls, he ventured into the fashion industry, working for Diddy as a Sean John model. As a model, his image covered the Hyatt Hotel billboard in Los Angeles, but it was his undeniable rapping skills that impressed Akon in the studio that sparked a relationship that eventually turned into a record deal.

So far, the young rapper landed his single "Feelin' Myself" on the "Step It Up" soundtrack and continues to push it even further, as he prepares his debut album.

As far as his musical style, he's versatile. That's why Akon was so taken back by his skills. Dolla refuses to conform to the mold the music world has become so accustomed to. "I make 'me' music." Dolla explained. "I can do street music or pop music, but I make music from the heart -- meaningful songs, songs with substance. I rap about the struggle, like being five years old, seeing your father killed before your eyes and instantly becoming a man on the streets."

By the age of 10, Dolla found himself hustling the streets to support his family. Still a boy, he was made privy to the trials of men.

Jive Records and Konvict Muzik are planning to release his first single, "Who The F*** Is That?" featuring Akon and T-Pain, soon.

There is not scheduled date for the release of his debut ATLA as of press time.

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  • http://www.DJTRUUF.com DJ TRUUF

    RIP DOLLA....U WILL BE MISSED

  • Ms Redd

    Rest In Peace....

  • Fees

    Suge Knight did this Dolla was signed to Akon record label. Akons mangers whiped up on Suge a few months ago.

  • bigbub

    MAN IM GOING TO MISS U. I WISH WE COULD GO BACK TO THE OLD DAYS. MUCH LOVE LIL BRO

  • http://braveyankee.com SunN.Y.

    Dolla gone be missed shout to his aunt karen. I know u locked. Hold ya head baby! He watching over us all!

  • http://www.fatdoobie.com Thinker

    A brief candle; both ends burning
    An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
    A friend to share the lonesome times
    A handshake and a sip of wine,
    So say it loud and let it ring
    We are all a part of everything
    The future, present and the past
    Fly on proud bird
    You're free at last

  • http://www.kingzofpicz.de.tl Marcel

    R.I.P.

  • http://yahoo.com lil magic

    u will be missed gone but not foregotten

  • shancie

    man i loved yew rest in peace husband .... u will be missed !!!!!!!

  • Jay rOC

    Now if you think a silver Mecedes is going to follow some kids from LAX to a beverly hills mall and just spray in broad daylight then head directly back to airport youre Nutz. We know what this is about. Please no more repeat of 96 and 97. But it seems some folks dont get it.

  • bigdudeee

    DOLLA YOU WAS MA BOII RIP

  • kishonda fields

    DOLLA U WILL TRULY BE MISSED

  • T

    The Good Die Young. RIP Dolla

  • ashley Nichole

    DaMN BaBy CaN't Believe your G0Ne iM G0nna Be PRayinq 4 yo s0ul Baby you will Be Missed boo R.I.P.
    Luv Always Ashley

  • LA’STAR

    R.i.P...S.i.P yOU WiiL BE MiiSSED ii REALLy THiiNK THATS MESSED UP

  • http://www.ask.com LA’STAR

    R.i.P...REST iN PARADiSE S.i.P...STUNT iN PEACE....yOU WiLL BE MiSSED THATS HECKA MESSED UP... i gUESS THE gOOD REALLy DO DiE yOUNg......

  • http://www.ask.com LA’STAR

    R.i.P...REST iN PARADiSE S.i.P...STUNT iN PEACE...yOU WiLL BE MiSSED THATS HECKA MESSED UP i gUESS THE gOOD REALLy DO DiE yOUNg......i WiLL KEEP yOU && yOUR FAMiLy iN My PRAyERS....LOVE ALWAyS jASMENE AKA LA'STAR

  • http://Google ChiTown Queen

    So young and so talented; when will we wake up and let people live there lives and go for the Gold they work so hard to have?
    Dolla had a dream, and we send him & his family off in a nightmare. Be blessed Dolla Family! R I P young man! You're in a bet'ta place now! See ya when I get 'dar...

  • tianna

    im sad that your gone i know your in as better place now.. but it felt like i knew you thats y it hurt so bad.. R.I.P DOLLA BABY.. :(

  • Qua’vondra S

    Omg when i founded out dolla that you was dead i couldnt belive it! Why did they have to do this too you! You were so young and talented dude you live a hard life! I think about you ever day and ill never forget you! R.I.P R.I.P

    And anybody who say anything bad about yo they gone have too deal with me!!!

  • Qua’vondra S

    I love and miss you! Its so sad how you die so young! R.I.P ill never 4get you!

  • Amanda

    Dolla I will always love u and ill never forget u RIP

  • Trayniece

    you were sexy and will be missed

  • Qua’vondra S

    R.I.p dolla dude you will never be forgotten!

  • SyM0NE`

    R.i.P Y0U WiLL BE MiSSED.G0NE BUT N0T F0RG0TTEN.

  • Kat

    Such a waste.Y we can't get it together.Dolla you are so handsome im sure you will be miss.Love much Ms Lewis!

  • Donnie

    RIP Dolla u were one of my favorite artist and u will always be missed im just glade that u bless all of us with music u brought down to this earth bless your family and all your fans your music will live on forever in my hearts and so many others

    Donielle B.
    miss you Dolla
    P.s. i also got my nickname form u i fell in love with ur music they started to call me Dolla till this DAY

  • $Daddy Doe$

    DaMn BrO I cAnT bElEiVe U gOnE. YeW rEaLlY iNsPiReD mE. I kNoW U iN a BeTtEr PlAcE nOw. R.I.P.

  • http://WWW.PHOTOBUCK.COM LAJOYCE COOPER

    I WILL MISS U RODERICK ANTHONY BURTON

  • ? LoC0 ?

    R.I.P DOLLA

  • destiny

    Im pissed off about this whole thing because he was such a good rapper and soooooo SEXY!

  • Boss

    R.I.P dolla, nigga thats painful 2us cz u were still yung... mehn will mis u... heavens r the limits

  • http://www.youtubem.com DJ T.fly

    dolla vc e o cara

  • so0_dolla ily bae

    love yu n miss yu roddy...stil holdin' yu down there will never b another like yu LOVE YU BBY.