FAR: Freshtake Artist Recap Dolla

“Closer to My Dreams” by Dolla and I must say his version is harder than Drake’s.

Just chilling with my cousin over the holidays I heard a song that really moved me and made think who is this guy and when I heard Dolla “I was like word he’s spitting like this.” Sure enough he was. For those of you who don’t know Dolla died in 2009 at the tender age of 22. Roderick Anthony Burton II better known by his stage name Dolla was shot to death at a valet stand in Los Angeles on May 18, 2009 by Aubrey Louis Berry. The two had had an altercation 11 days before Burton’s death at an Atlanta night club where Berry was beaten by Burton and his entourage. Dolla grew up in Decatur, Georgia and was in L.A. to finish singles for his debut album. It is a shame a young talent made some poor decisions and things got way too real. Why young men feel the need to tote gats and act “hard” really is disturbing so hopefully slowly but surely a change can occur so great talents like Dolla will not pass prematurely. -BoSo

 

 

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