Best of Both Worlds
If you are looking for another typical 'cookie-cutter' artist then PLEASE STOP READING THIS NOW! The bar is about to be raised with the highly anticipated debut of singer/songwriter/producer Orlando. Even the toughest music critic will be impressed with Orlando's expansive range of talents and abilities. His intellectual lyrics, catchy hooks, and inventive beats, paired with an amazing voice, perfect harmony, and 'innocent' looks will prove to be a stellar combination of mass appeal. Orlando's magic made an instant impact on the Midwest Region as lead singer/songwriter of the group P.U.M.P. From 1998'-2000' Orlando and the guys were opening for the world's hottest bands including: Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Destiny's Child, Method Man & Red Man, and Naughty by Nature to name a few of the privileged to get and early taste of this rising star! P.U.M.P.'s single, 'I Like,' reached #1 on WKFR's Top 8 at 8 countdown and remained in the top 5 for over six weeks due to West Michigan's constant out pour of radio requests. Orlando co-wrote 'I Like,' and is responsible for the songs unforgettable hook. Hard work, intense focus, commitment, and perseverance have been the key to his success. In 1997 he and partner Aaron Dumas sold demo tapes 'door to door' to earn money for their first keyboard and 4 track, and today you will find him in his custom built studio countless hours a week perfecting his production skills. Now that's dedication! It's impossible to niche his style into only one musical genre. His debut solo album, 'The Best of Both Worlds,' takes you on a 'Fantastic Voyage' through the worlds of (Hip Hop and R&B) to (Dance and Pop). And of course the bi-lingual Boricua offers his latin appeal in songs like 'Mamasita,' and 'Puerto Rico.' Your journey slows down towards the latter half of the album with soulful love ballads and ends with a beautiful wedding song. Perfect! His musical mission is to provide positive songs with uplifting messages, while giving us innovative beats to get us on our feet and romantic songs to deepen our relationships. He challenges himself to take responsibility for his influence. Orlando, A.K.A. 'The Wizz-Kidd,' is a much overdue breath of fresh air in a music industry that has seen artists come and go with the changing of the seasons.