Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, “Prodigal Son” only had 4 choices to escape poverty. 1=Crime, 2=School, 3=Sports, 4=Music, Prodigal decided to take all 4 avenues. While in high school Prodigal formed an R&B group that opened for a host of artist such as Levert, Rude Boyz, Men at Large, The O’Jays and M.C. Hammer. At the height of “ Prodigal’s” career he was sentenced to 1yr. in a juvenile corrections facility for a period of (1) year, and an adult prison for a period of (1) yr. On a sentence of 1-5 years where he had perfected his musical gift.
“Prodigal Son” then moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend college and make a better living for himself. While attending Columbus State Community College “Kelly” linked up with contemporary jazz band P. Rainey Coalition under Sony Music recordings, performing front line vocals for the band, and performing in various night clubs and major jazz venues. Opening for such acts as Pieces of a Dream, George Clinton, Mickey Howard, Spiral Jira and many more. In 1998 “Prodigal” performed a song entitled Guilty Eyes on the bands New Millennium/Sony recording release entitled Different Angles. In 1999 “Kelly” moved to Ft. Lauderdale Florida to pursue his musical gift because he believed in BIGGER opportunities.
Since being in Florida “Kelly” had opened for a host of artist including R. Kelly, Ex-Con, J-Shin, 3 SIX-MAFIA Field Mob, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Mystikal, Jagged Edge, Juvenile, the opening act for several BET comics, performed area night clubs and has won several talent events. In 2001, Kelly signed a one (1) album recording contract with a recording label out of Miami, Fl. In 2001 Kelly f.k.a (Q-Dizzo) released a Christmas song/video under the recording label that had soared to #1 in 5 states. September 7, 2002 “Q-Dizzo” made his first national television appearance on Showtime In Harlem, in New York City, and made it to the 2nd round of MTV’s making the band with P.Diddy.
Amongst Prodigal's musical gifts he has been cast for 3 major filmS Bad Boyz 2.
A Sinners prayer (HBO Special 2005) now available in FYE music stores. And HIDDEN RAGE FALL 2008
NOW THE 2009 - 2010 STELLAR AWARD NOMINEE Being healed from breast cancer with the help of no doctors, only God, Kelly turned into The Prodigal Son, giving his life/music to God. Now strictly working for God, no longer performing in clubs, Prodigal now performs/ministers regularly in churches, outreach programs, drug/prison institutions and the streets, Having shared the stage with great performers such as T-BONE, ISRAEL & NEW BREED, CRYSTAL LEWIS, CONTAGIOUS, DA T.R.U.T.H., FUNKY, NEWS BOYS, ANOINTED, NIKKI LEONTI, TRINI-TEE-57, GOSPEL GANGSTAS, LIL IROCC, PAPA SAN, CANTON JONES, DOTTIE PEOPLES, Bobby Jones (of the hit BET show Bobby Jones Gospel), and a host of other greats.
Prodigal Son has formed his own recording label “HOLY-wood Records” in which he distributes himself recorded 5 independent albums, and produces other aspiring gospel recording artist teaching them how to effectively minister through music.
Prodigal has also produced the 2003, 2004,2005,2006,2007 stunt music soundtrack for The Power Team. (www.thepowerteam.com) & The 2007 music soundtrack for the 2006 arena football champions… The Canton Legends….
With Prodigal Son’s strong dedication to music, and God, he will become a great success at anything he touches with the correct guidance. Are you willing to Help?