Attikus – Boo Radley [Review]
Vancouver, BC – There’s a definite precision executed by Attikus on his latest, Boo Radley. A sly yet incisive rhyming style along with epic tone-setting beats and a solid crew of features makes this gratifying listen from front to back. With production from Rel!g!on to CityReal and Lokeynote (to name a few) this album has the right amount ear pleasing, heavy-hitting talent to make each track distinct but is kept constant by Attikus’ tight, conscious flow.
The choice to reference To Kill A Mockingbird in the title suggests this album possess potency unlike any other. From the jump, the extraordinarily ghostly flow of “Poltergeist” accompanied by a spine-chilling beat sets an enjoyably eerie vibe, while teaming up with Fatty Down emerges the upbeat positive sounds of “Stay Up”. That potent energy begins to become clear by “Sleepless,” a track with his GroundBreakers crew where the flow is comfortable and on-point. Attikus makes this shit sound easy with a little buddy rap called “Amigos” that has Vancity fixture Emotionz throwin’ down his “piggy bank rap” styles which then leads into the hyphy Cuban infused “Pa’ Dentro” featuring El Tipo Este that platforms a welcomed diversity.
The message of Boo Radley is clear. Attikus is steady on his grind to balance hustle and ambition in taking exactly what he deserves. A no-bullshit take on his content alongside a masterful group of beats, makes this an album that is relatable and upfront. Grinding hard pays off for this MC; Boo Radley is just another example of that.
Written by KassKills for HipHopCanada