Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz.
In the early 1990s, she became a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold.
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They were the second rap group signed to the Sugar Hill Records after auditioning for Sylvia Robinson backstage at a Sugar Hill Gang concert in South Carolina.
Stone has appeared on television shows such as VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and TV One's R&B Divas, and starred in movies such as The Fighting Temptations, Pastor Brown and School Gyrls.
Stone was born in Columbia, South Carolina, where she began singing gospel music at First Nazareth Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Blakely N. Her father, a member of a local gospel quartet, took Stone to see performances by gospel artists such as the Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes.
Angie Stone (born Angela Laverne Brown; December 18, 1961) is an American recording artist, producer, and actress.
She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence.