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Born Albert Dean Freeman, singer/songwriter A.D. is a Southern California native whose love for music can be traced back to his early childhood. Since the age of 6, he has been inspired by iconic male vocalists including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tevin Campbell and Donnell Jones. A.D. got his first taste of the music industry by performing in the R&B group S1. After three years together, the group disbanded and A.D. set out to pursue a solo career. In 2009, A.D. became the first R&B winner of Shiekh Music’s Rip The Mic Tour presented by Reebok and spent the preceding year representing Reebok’s Fuze 1.0 footwear collection in live performances and national ad campaigns. A.D. was featured in several national issues of Hip Hop Weekly magazine and the college publication University Link. In addition to performing over a dozen spot dates all over the Western United States, A.D. released his “Heart & Dedication” mixtape hosted by DJ Justyle. A.D. has many things in store for 2011 including the release of a self-titled album. A.D. hopes the New Year will give him the opportunity to show the world a new voice and some good R&B music. In a recent interview, when asked about his perspective on the state of R&B, A.D. said he would like to see more artists of substance. He praises the likes of Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and Alicia Keys for their strong messages and artistic integrity and hopes that he will be able to add to their legacies of powerful R&B musicians. A.D. describes his music as vibrant, soulful and sexy. Only writing about things he has experienced or personally witnessed, he hopes that people will be able to relate to his honest message. His dedication and mastery of his craft is showcased as he writes all of his own music and loves to do collaborations. For A.D., one of the most fulfilling aspects of being an artist is when he’s able to surprise his audiences with the quality of his work and exceed their expectations. Describing himself as gifted, funny and weird, A.D. says that his true love for music has been the driving force that has gotten him where he is today. When asked what advice he would give to aspiring artists, A.D. talks about the importance of confidence, patience and networking. Although all of these important principles have all contributed to A.D.'s emerging success, he says that he credits all of his accomplishments to God, without whom, nothing is possible.

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