Dolla (rapper)

Roderick Anthony Burton II better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Burton embarked on his music career in 2000, with hip hop group Da Razkalz Cru, under the pseudonym Bucklyte. The group quickly disbanded, and Burton went on to work as a model for the Sean John clothing line. In 2007, Burton signed to Akons Konvict Muzik label. Burton released three singles from 2007 to 2009. The first, his commercial debut single Who the Fuck is That, featuring Akon and TPain, charted on the Billboard Hot 100. On May 18, 2009, Burton was shot to death at the valet stand of the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles, and Aubrey Berry was arrested for his murder. Berry was acquitted on all charges.

Burton was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 25, 1987 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Burton had a twin brother, but his twin brother died at birth. When Burton was five, he and his sister witnessed their father committing suicide by shooting himself. He formed a rap group, Da Razkalz Cru, going by the name Bucklyte with Scrapp Deleon then known as Scrappy and SAS. They would later make up The Gang with a rapper named Streetz. They signed with Elektra Records in 2003 and released the single So Fly. So Fly did not bring the success that was desired and the group was dropped from the label soon after. That same year, he met Akon and P. Diddy, the latter of whom hired Burton as a model for his Sean John line of clothes Burton appeared on billboards for the clothing line and modeled across the United States. Under the stage name Dolla, Burton signed to Akons Konvict Muzik label in May 2007. His song Feelin Myself was featured on the Step Up in 2006 and was a bite of the Mac Dre song

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