Steelo is the perfect balance of Hip-Hop and R&B whose music is a lyrical fashion show of urbanpop styles that boasts vibrant colors and modern cuts. The group draws its name from the Spanish word estilo, which means style and the urban slang steelo, with the same connotation. The group is comprised of rapper A.Uno and singer Bobby K. Steelo blends pure R&B, canny rhymes and progressive beats to create a sound that can be worn in any season and to any occasion outright undeniable.
College radio has embraced Steelo’s edgy and contemporary sound as a musical backdrop to study sessions and football games. Steelo’s new single “Make Up My Mind,” a bouncy club anthem with searing R&B vocals and a party feel, was the #2 added record to national College Radio in it’s first week, second only to rap icon NAS. The song reached the #1 spot and remained in the Top 10 for five consecutive weeks Steelo is quickly becoming a favorite of campus fashionistas. The music video for “Make Up My Mind” has been added to rotation on NBC’s Mun2 network, MTV Tr3s, Eye Music Network, Official Heat Television and Foot Locker’s national closed circuit television.
MC and lyricist A.Uno brings thought provoking rhymes and a smart, smooth delivery to their music. He possesses a slick style and a witty tongue; A.Uno is the one the girls fall for, even though they know better. Bobby K is a singer/songwriter heartthrob with Justin Timberlake appeal. From soulful acoustic ballads to party tracks, his melodies, harmonies and exquisite vocal range come to life through his charismatic performances.
Steelo started their career on the Lowrider Car Show circuit opening for artist such as Baby Bash and Lil Rob, and they quickly discovered that their unique sound had a much more mainstream appeal and that the ladies loved them. “Our fan base is mostly younger girls, they come to our shows to have a good time and vibe out to the music, we take it as a challenge to keep it fresh,” explains Bobby K. More recently Steelo has lent their talents to open for Pitbull, Sean Kingston, Rich Boy and Lloyd Banks.
In stylistic contrast, the group’s first single “Let It Roll” was a smooth, feel good, summer cruising track. It was dubbed “a sure fire summer hit” by Wild 96.1 in Riverside, California and has earned more than 400 national radio spins, including tastemaker-station Power 106 in Los Angeles and the increasingly popular Sirius Satellite Radio.
Steelo understands their appeal to younger fans and as such they feel a responsibility to not only make music but to encourage them to follow dreams and live with passion. Steelo steps off the stage and onto the classroom catwalk, connecting directly with fans and conducting a student empowerment program. They talk with classrooms about achieving personal and professional goals. The schoolbased workshop creates a dialogue and builds a lasting relationship with music fans, on a personal level.
Steelo has recently recorded a 14-track album with hit-maker Fingazz of Streetlight Music, whose radio hits include Criminal feat. Fat Joe’s “Drop It And Rock It” and Kilo/Down’s “Lean Like A Cholo.” The group recently appeared at a BMI showcase at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, which aired as part of a special on NBC Mun2’s “One Nation Under Hip Hop.” The album Music (Steelo Entertainment) is set for release in 2009.
1. Make Up My Mind
2. Hurry Up
3. On the Rise Ft Rill
5. So Hott
6. Lift Ya
7. So Serious
8. No More Lies
9. Let it Roll
10. One Night Stand
11. Turn it Up Ft Diamonique
12. Makin It
13. The West (We Get Down) Ft Fingazz & Gambit da Bum
14. The Zone
Steelo – Let It Roll
Steelo – Make Up My Mind