American rapper Andre Dontrel Burt Jr., known professionally as SoFaygo, has released a highly anticipated debut studio album titled “Pink Heart”.
Released on November 11, 2022, the album includes songs such as “Hell Yeah”, “Blitz”, “Fasho”, and “Another One” as its title track.
Born on October 3, 2001, SoFaygo recorded his first song at the age of nine in a friend’s basement.
SoFaygo began to pursue music more intensely in her teens, while attending Etowah High School. Burt went by the name Trvllinese before releasing the We Are Aliens EP in 2018.
SoFaygo released his debut mixtape War in 2019. Soon after, he began to amass a local fanbase. This popularity led to his being discovered by Taz Taylor, the founder of the Internet Money record label, who offered to sign him to the label.
SoFaygo then traveled to Los Angeles to consider this offer, but ultimately turned it down. By this time, Burt had befriended rapper Lil Tecca and the two began collaborating.
This collaboration led to the release of their second mixtape, Angelic 7, which concluded with their 2019 single “Knock Knock.” After the launch of the project, his online fan base grew even more and the song later went viral on the video-sharing app TikTok.
Shortly after, he released his third mixtape After Me, which was preceded by the singles “Off the Map” and “Everyday”.
As of February 2021, SoFaygo had signed to Travis Scott’s imprint Cactus Jack Records, which includes other popular rappers such as Sheck Wes and Don Toliver.
In June 2021, SoFaygo appeared on Genius’ Open Mic web series to perform her single “Knock Knock”.
On July 28, 2021, SoFaygo announced on their Instagram and Twitter accounts that their debut album Pink Heartz was nearly finished.
On August 20, 2021, SoFaygo was featured on Trippie Redd’s album Trip at Knight on the song “MP5”. The song became his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 86.
On September 1, 2021, he released the song “Let’s Lose Our Minds”, being the lead single from Pink Heartz and his first release under Cactus Jack since his signing.
On October 8, SoFaygo was featured on labelmate Don Toliver’s album Life of a Don, on the song “Smoke”.
On June 14, 2022, SoFaygo released the EP B4PINK, in advance of their long-awaited Pink Heartz album. On the same day, XXL revealed that SoFaygo is part of their “2022 Freshman Class”.
Just a month later, on July 15, 2022, her ‘leaked’ EP BABYJACK appeared exclusively on SoundCloud, under the ‘prettyboyarchive’ account.
SoFaygo’s main influences include other rappers like Drake, Travis Scott, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert.