As a widely respected performer and songwriter, veteran Canadian entertainer, Attikus, “is an instant conjurer of mental imagery” – Hiphopvancouver.com.
Having toured for over a decade throughout Canada, USA and Central America, Attikus is a well established singer and emcee. Known for intense and powerful performances, Big Atty prolifically delivers mind-bending linguistics, blended with a smooth baritone singing style reminiscent of old school blues, soul and Mo-Town. His ability to paint his words on the listeners’ mental canvas comes from an acute sensitivity to emotional struggles which translates to a reliability that has earned Atty a legion of dedicated fans.
A former member of hip-hop band, GroundBreakers, and also rap/soul group FATTIKUS (with Fatty Down) Atti is a grinder that has played hundreds of shows. From opening for big name acts, to festivals such as Shambhala, to house parties, Atty has been exposed to a variety of stages and has always embraced the challenge to move every form of crowd he encounters.
From 2009 to 2016, Attikus was signed to Wandering Worx Entertainment under which label he dropped two albums: Boo Radley (2012) and The Madness (2014), and a mixtape, Before The Madness (2015). This was an important period of artistic growth for Atti and this is reflected in the intensely personal work produced in this time. Each album allowed him to take wing and explore new territories, meet new people and grow from all of those experiences.
Recently Atti took some time off touring to focus on the studio. During that time he finished projects with producers Vago, Fresh Kills and Steps Necessary. Most relevantly, he also teamed up with Master Sythe and his brother, Geoff “Sin” Wickberg to record a unique Sixto Rodrigues tribute project. The result is Songs4Sixto and the new rock-hop band, THE W.A.S. (Wickberg. Attikus. Sythe).
In summer 2017, Attikus was inducted as a member in world hiphop collective, ILL-LEGITIMATE, and signed a new record deal with Move Right Music for the album with Vago entitled, UPROARSandDOWNPOURS. UPROARSandDOWNPOURS made a splash in Fall 2017 and sent Attikus across the border again, touring south along the West Coast of America down to California.
Back from touring and performing new material, Attikus has more tour plans for Canada, USA and Europe in 2019. With DJ Syductive, on the decks, and beatboxer, GBoxx, and guitarist, Kristopher James, at his side, Big Attikus will be lighting up stages and enlightening listeners everywhere his nomadic soul leads him.
Attikus joining the crew was a no-brainer and came just in time to contribute two important verses on two of our biggest singles on -STITCHED- !