Albert Akwasi Gorman known in the music industry as AO, is a Ghana-born, Toronto-raised rapper who has been consistently been working, both in and out of his hometown for the past few years. He released two successful mixtapes (“Ready 4 Take” in 2009 & “Sky High” in 2010).
After the release of his 2nd mixtape and first solo project, he decided to travel and network globally connecting with artists in New York, Atlanta, Ghana & Nigeria to name a few.
After spending 6 months in Ghana working and performing with the likes of Atumpan, Kwaw Kesse, Sarkodie & Konfi, AO decided to come back to Toronto to Complete his Debut Album – Coming Of Age -, first thing he needed was a credible management, thus joined GhanaLinx Media.
Then soon after, joined forces with his long time friend now label mate Freeman Nadawo to help build a biggest African music group in Canada, now known as Team GLR
So with the now new found energy and excitement from his Features on Ghanalinx Records hit single “Meni Wo Bewu” and countless other features with Artists globally. In January 2012, AO began recording his debut album spending multiple days in the studio perfecting his sound and craft, so on July 28th, AO finally dropped the much anticipated project “Coming Of Age” featuring the international and local artists – Atumpan from Ghana, E-Fine from Nigeria, Squadee from New Jersey, Mayne Ishu from Toronto and his camp Team GLR (Ghanalinx Records)
AO explains “Coming Of Age or COA as I like to call it, is more than a phrase or a Song, its motivation to people that as long as you stay committed to your goals you will eventually achieve them.” The new Album spawn multiple hits already, for example: New Day featuring Atumpan, Your Luv featuring Efine and the Title Track #COA already and has been getting high praises from acclaimed critics who believe this Album is top tier compare to his Fellow Torontonian projects,
To date AO has open up for international acts such as Sarkodie, Wiz Kid, Ruff & Smooth, P Square & Trey Songs to name a few, he also has been nominated for best Male artist 2 years consecutive at Canada’s AE Awards, he now plans on releasing more Singles off the project and is already working on Future projects with Team GlR and sophomore Album in 2013, so stay tune. It seems like this kid is just started to heat up, so as AO would say “This is Coming Of Age”
Ready 4 Take, 2009
Sky High, 2010
Coming Of Age, 2011
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