Andre Dontrel Burt (born October 3, 2001), better known by his stage name SoFaygo (formally stylized as $oFaygo), is a rapper/singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.
Faygo started his musical career by recording his first song at nine years old in a friend’s basement. He began to more heavily pursue music during his teenage years, while attending high school. He originally went by the stage name Trvllinese, releasing a slew of EP’s within the span of 2018 and 2019.
Faygo released his debut mixtape War on June 29, 2019. Soon after, he began amassing a local fanbase, which led him to be discovered by Internet Money’s Taz Taylor. Taylor offered Faygo to get signed to Internet Money, which led Faygo to travel to Los Angeles to consider this offer, but eventually declined.
Faygo’s first all-platform released EP “Angelic 7” was published in January 10, 2020, despite getting deleted on SoundCloud, the EP still gained additional success.
His earlier records, such as “HITS ON HITS,” “Rat Runners,” and “Hyakkimaru,” indicated his different approach on the underground hip hop sound. Earlier into his career, he would work with other underground artists, such as SSGKobe on the song “VTMS,” and Yung Fazo on the track “Adding.”
Since then, SoFaygo started getting even more musical attention and new fans from his melodic/unique style of music with the song “KNOCK KNOCK” that was released July 31, 2019, most notably produced by another fellow artist Lil Tecca and the song now sits at 18 million views on YouTube and counting.
In April 2021, SoFaygo signed to Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, after being promoted by Travis on his Instagram story multiple times. After had singing to Cactus Jack, Faygo had been very quiet throughout the rest of that year, although he did make some appearances with artists such as Trippie Redd and labelmate Don Toliver. On September 1, 2021, SoFaygo released his debut single with the label, “Let’s Lose Our Minds.”
On June 14, 2022, to keep fans from waiting for the release of his debut studio album Pink Heartz, SoFaygo released the B4PINK EP. Shortly after, on July 15, 2022, his ‘leaked’ EP named BABYJACK ☆ was released under the prettyboyarchive SoundCloud account. After months of anticipated waiting, on November 11, 2022, SoFaygo released his long-awaited debut studio album, Pink Heartz. It was supported with four singles: “Blitz V2,” “Another One,” “Fasho,” and the highly anticipated “Hell Yeah” with Ken Carson, which the track gained vitality through social media.
Entering into 2023, Faygo was intended to drop a deluxe version of Pink Heartz, after a series of tweets and Instagram posts. However, Faygo confirmed on Twitter that he scrapped the deluxe in favor of a new project. On February 24, 2023, Faygo released two new tracks in holt for the EP’s release: “EXTRA” and “4ALLMYDAWGS.”
After keeping quiet on dropping music for some time, on June 14, 2023, Faygo released his tenth official EP, GO+. The EP was supported by the singles “YE” and “WISH I COULD TELL YOU” featuring DD Osama, both of which were released in May 2023. Faygo is getting ready to release his sophomore studio album, Never Apologize, expected in December 2023.