Attikus x Vago – SMOKEandASHES the first video from the Attikus x Vago Project UPROARSandDOWNPOURS on Move Right Music.
Attikus releases his first video SMOKEandASHES from the forthcoming LP UPROARSandDOWNPOURS. This project will be available on all digital platforms on Nov 24th.
This project is the second release on the new Vancouver based label Move Right Music. SMOKEandASHES – As so many of the greatest artists and public figures are passing on into the ether and becoming #SMOKEandASHES, we take time to reflect on where, when and how they passed. We take stock of the vices, ideologies and situations that led to their demise. We remember the contributions they gave to our lives. #SMOKEandASHES is a verbal barrage of mental imagery directed by Luke Archibald @ Lucrative Sight. Attikus paints a montage of mental portraits that stir raw emotion, a whirlwind of feelings and intense nostalgia over a symphonic beat composed by Vago
As a widely respected performer and songwriter, veteran entertainer ATTIKUS, “is an instant conjurer of mental imagery” (Hiphopvancouver.com). Having toured for over a decade throughout Canada, USA and Cuba, ATTIKUS is a well established singer and emcee. Known for intense and powerful performances, BIG ATTI delivers prolifically mind bending linguistics, blended with a smooth baritone singing style reminiscent of old school soul and Mo-Town. His ability to paint his words on the listeners’ mental canvas has earned ATTIKUS a legion of dedicated fans. Member of acclaimed hip-hop band Groundbreakers and legendary rap/soul group FATTIKUS (with Fatty Down), ATTI has played hundreds of shows. From opening for big name acts, to festivals such as Shambhala, to house parties, ATTI has moved every crowd he encounters. Signed to Wandering Worx Ent from 2009 to 2016, ATTI dropped two albums (BOO RADLEY, THE MADNESS) and one mix tape (BEFORE THE MADNESS), all to rave reviews.
Recently ATTIKUS took some time off touring to focus on the studio. During that time he finished projects with producers Vago, Fresh Kills, RLGN and Steps Necessary. He also recorded a SIXTO RODRIGUEZ tribute project (SONGS4SIXTO) with his band THE W.A.S. In summer 2017, ATTI was inducted as a member in world hip-hop collective ILL-LEGITIMATE, and signed a record deal with MOVE RIGHT MUSIC. UPROARSandDOWNPOURS, a new full-length project with producer Vago, releases in Fall 2017 through MOVE RIGHT and manager/label head Craig Macmillan.
Back touring and performing new material, ATTIKUS has tour plans in Canada, USA and Europe in 2018. With his lady DJ SYDUCTIVE on the decks, and beat boxer GBOXX and guitarist KRISTOPHER JAMES at his side, BIG ATTIKUS is lighting up stages and enlightening listeners everywhere his nomadic soul leads him.
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