Midwest Hip Artist, ATR releases debut EP, “Igloos on My Beach”
ATR is presenting to the world a collection of 22 tracks of his debut “Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The songs are unique and display his wide range of musical skills. A recent interview on Hip Hops Revivals site (hiphopsrevival.com). It discusses his sophomore album,”Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The EP is classified as head bob music and has received over 80K for impressions on Twitter in its first-week release. This album will take you through all the seasons from fall to summer.
ATR embodies what perseverance is. He exemplifies what it means to be “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” ATR is persistent, has tenacity, determination, and the musical talent to have staying power in this talent-filled music industry. He has displayed continued effort to catch the “wave” he once had with 3 million votes and two top-rated songs on BET.com Ya Heard.
“A million people will like my music and a million won’t. Hopefully, some of the millions that like it, are decision makers.”
With ATR’s deep roots in music derive from his dad and uncles (Brotherly Love) who graced the 1972 Billboard charts with their #16 hit record “Momma’s Little Baby Love Lovin.” ATR’smusic has a multi-regional feel by being born in Oklahoma City, growing up in Los Angeles, spending time in Brooklyn, New York absorbing the hip-hop culture and living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The competition of trying to surpass my family’s Billboard Charting mark of #16 continues to drive me as an artist. The legacy of the “Jackson” name itself makes ATR want to thrive and bring it back to international prominence.
Who is ATR, really?
In the early part of his career, James “Popeye” Greer; who managed Mint Condition’s first two gold albums, guided him on the right path with mentorship. ATR has performed internationally in Cancun, Mexico at the Baja Club, along with his last performance in Queens, New York at a Power 105.1 “Artist Showcase.” Also, he appeared on MTV Overdrive when he opened up for MTV Overdrive’s host Krishnar at Universal City’s BB Kings.
Although ATR’s passion is music, he enjoys giving back to the community by working with at-risk youth. He has become “custodial guardian, ” so this African-American teen-ager could finish his education and not move back into a gang-infested area on the west side of Chicago. ATR started an educational program titled R.E.A.L (Reaching Every Academic Level) which is for students who struggle academically or socially. This entertainer has had the opportunity to captivate many teenage audiences with performances across the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with his ties to education and inspiring youth. ATR symbolizes what a person who comes from “the struggle” can do if they persevere in life.
ATR’s music is making its way across the world wide web including the singles, “I Know Better” and “Close.” Currently, it is in rotation on various platforms like; Dj Nothin Nice radio and Dj Show’s Plan-A- radio based in Los Angeles, CA. The “Drinks In The Air” video has appeared on TheCool TV 30 times. Also, it has been viewed in over 500,000 viewers’ homes across the United States.
Listen to “IGLOOS ON MY BEACH” HERE
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