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A soul-inspired R&B vocalist, MikexAngel's clear voice and smooth delivery helped earn him a loyal underground following and the mentorship of Trey Songz. Born and raised in Virginia, MikexAngel (he says the name is pronounced "Mike Angel" and "the x is there for stylistic purposes") first developed an interest in singing when he was three years old, as he'd record his voice on his grandmother's tape machine and study his performances as he played them back. Angel received further encouragement in church, where he picked up his stage name after the pastors and choir members told him he had the voice of an angel. As Angel struggled to turn his talent into a career, he worked a variety of day jobs, including stints at Starbucks and Amazon, but the tables started to turn for him when he met Mu, older brother and manager of R&B star Trey Songz. Mu liked Angel's music, and gave him the chance to play his tracks "Boss" and "Chill" for Songz. Several months later, Angel got word from Mu that Songz wanted to include his material on his next mixtape. Songz's Anticipation 3 mixtape ended up featuring Angel on eight different tracks, and Songz took Angel on the road as his opening act. Mu and Songz signed Angel to their 300 Entertainment label (distributed by Atlantic), who released his debut album, Nothin 2 Somethin, in June 2017.