Rawkus Records Recruits Arizona Rapper Atllas
Filed Under: by DJ Z on May 10, 2007
Phoenix, AZ -- Arizona is officially on the map! Since the birth of Hip-Hop music, there have been less than a handful of notable emcees reigning from the Phoenix area, Atllas being the latest. Atllas is best known for his appearance as a Rap Coach on MTV’s hit show Made, as well as his acclaimed independent releases in Arizona.
Rawkus Records has chosen Atllas as one of the first new artist to represent the label and the Rawkus 50. Atllas’ Fire Flock Entertainment teamed up with Rawkus to bring fans his third independent album, Arizona Caesar. For Atllas, this step will bring him to the next caliber, in what has so far been an extremely successful career.
CEO of Rawkus Records Brian Brater praises Atllas as being a, “talented song writer of great street music.”
The Arizona native released his independent album, The King of AZ, in 2003 and followed up with the local chart topping album, Hunger and Starvation. In 2005, he released The Birth of Caesar with DJ Kay Slay and was featured on The Drama King’s album with Greg Street, The Champions, which was distributed on Koch last year. His latest mixtape, 2 Kings, with DJ Icon has already created major buzz. The artist has been featured in major publications such as XXL’s “Show and Prove” section and the Source’s “Independent’s Day” section, as well as top websites such as Allhiphop.com and Hiphopdx.com.
The album, Arizona Caesar, will be executive produced by Taurus Scott, who is managed by Sha Money XL and Money Management, and Co-Executive produced by DJ Kay Slay. Additional producers for the album include up and coming producer Natural from Indiana, as well as long time collaborator Strida Hiryu and D-boy from Phoenix, AZ. “Street Lights” is the lead single from Arizona Caesar and will be serviced to college and mix-show radio DJs in May 2007.
Atllas’ mixtapes The Birth of Caesar and 2 Kings are available at his website: www.atllasonline.com and he is also a featured artist on Microsoft Zune at www.zune.net.The highly anticipated album, Arizona Caesar, is expected to be released in July 2007.
1. Disgruntled Intro - DJ Icon
2. The Curtain Raises
3. The Champ
4. Icon Interlude
5. Hood Star
6. Icon Interlude
7. Ice Cream Remix- Atllas featuring Nov
8. Vague is Back- Icon featuring Vague
9. Say Hello to the Crook freestyle
10. Icon Check-In
12. Hustlin Freestyle
13. Icon Interlude
14. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye- Atllas featuring Ben Nice
15. Tom Gist Check-In
16. If It Ain't Harlem It Ain't Gist- featuring Tom Gist (Dipset)
17. Lyricist Speaking the Gospel
18. AZ Shit
19. Get @*#$! (hands up remix)
20. L J Speaking the Gospel
21. @*#$! Being Famous- Atllas featuring Unkut and Nov
22. M-o-n-t-a-n-a - Mami Montana
23. We Here to Party
24. Dough Si Dough
25. Ghetto USA
26. Go Ladies - Featuring Marx Allen and Nikkia
27 AZ to NY - Atllas featuring Provoke and Nov
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