Bronx-born Desmond K Morgan Jr.’s journey as a singer/songwriter began on the island of Jamaica, where he discovered his love for singing in the fourth grade. For Desmond aka B. Morgan, singing was just a hobby until his family decided to move back to America.
First, the family moved to Florida where Desmond had his first real exposure to American rap music and was instantly hooked. It was not until he moved back to the Bronx in 2001 that he realized the joy and relief singing brought him. His love for music quickly deepened as his songwriting skills progressed and singing evolved from a hobby into a potential career choice. He was just beginning to hit his stride.
Having come from a long line of singers and entertainers, there was never a shortage of inspiration or encouragement in Desmond’s life. His mother as well as several aunts and uncles were all singers. Desmond grew up listening to a wide range of music, such as gospel artist Grace Thrillers, and Jamaican oldies such as Studio 1, Beres Hammond, and Freddie McGregor. The music of Luther Vandross and Otis Redding also appealed to him, helping cultivate his love of soulful music. In high school, he took part in the school choir and experimented with vocal lessons.
In 2003, Desmond's pursuit of a serious music career finally began. After countless nights in the studio and networking with people in the industry, Desmond managed to get signed by Universal Records.
“Which kinda scared me, just seeing how the business really was and not knowing enough to carry myself the way I needed to”
The experience changed his life and motivated him to perfect his craft even further.
“I was just out of it, a lot came down on me, it was ... amazing to see how things can go bad”
After a period of soul-searching and re-centering, “Dezi B” re-emerged as “B. Morgan”- the next hot R&B crooner.
He received another huge break when he was given the opportunity to work with Sammie as a writer, which was a great experience. Shortly after he was signed to Violator/Back in The Game management. In 2006, Desmond finally released his first solo-project, which was followed up with his hit 2013 mix tape “Love, Sex and Harmony.” The positive feedback received from the project gave him growth. Desmond 2006’s release gave him radio play that his fans enjoyed and it created attention that was getting him stopped in the street. “Love, Sex and Harmony” gave him the potential to continue his upward trajectory in the music business.
Desmond has been fortunate to co-write/write a few things for Mario, Sammie, Faith Evans, and Mary J. Blidge- just to name a few. He has also collaborated with Uncle Murda, Tony Yayo, Troy Ave, Fred The Godson, DJ Marley Marl, the entire Lox, and a few others whose projects are still in the pipeline. Desmond has also toured with the late DJ Big Kap (Biggie’s DJ), French Montanna, The Dean’s List Tour, and Chitlin Circuit Tour.
Now signed to MorValue, Desmond has grown to be more than a singer. With guidance from his late mentor, Chris Lightly, and the inspirational Josiah Spellman, singer/songwriter Desmond K. Morgan Jr. also arranges and produces. His sound has grown to be full-blown R&B with a small infusions of Hip Hop, Pop, and, from time to time, Trap.
Desmond continues to write music, sometimes with his producer/ engineer O. Banga. He is focused on continuing his path to success.
“I've accomplished a lot”
He is now working on his EP while still being a mentor and inspiration for others.