Atilla is my other
side. Atilla is a raw MC who is gonna be bringing something that the game has
What does the
name Atilla mean to you and why did you choose it?
When I was in school
I was studying "Atilla the Hun" and Atilla was straight ruthless,
and that's how I wanted to be on the mic.
How would you
describe yourself as an MC?
I would describe
myself as bein a focused MC. I don't bite my tounge, my bars are fierce and
my delivery comes straight at you.
Where were you
born and raised, and where do you rep now?
and I'm reppin' the 206
What have you
dropped so far?
Hungry" which was my first album. "Tha Fixtape" which was my
solo mixtape. I also put out "Can't Knock Tha Hustle," which was the
group mixtape consisting of Young Dru and Baby Boy.
Are you working
on an album?
Yea, I'm working
on my solo album "Atillary," be on the lookout for that to drop early
What would be
the ideal conditions under which you would want to release your album?
I'm gonna drop
the album independently under my own label Hustle Ave. Entertainment unless
a major label wants to release the album and is talking the right numbers.
You went on
tour with the And1 team, how was that?
It was coo, I had
a lot of fun.
How was it rocking
It was exciting,
I went out there and did my thing. I got love back from the crowd each night.
your most memorable performance?
I have so many,
but if I was to choose one it would be when I performed in Las Vegas opening
up for Nelly and the St. Lunatics. I had a lot of fun.
Dow Jones just
might be the realest DJ out west, how did you get down with him?
and Hungry" album was bubblin on the streets, I ran into him and he asked
if I was down to work with him.
How has his
support helped you?
He's helped me
as far as opening me up into the mixtape scene.
What has been
the hardest part about being independent and trying to get heard?
The hardest part
is doing a lot of things yourself, without a big budget and a major label behind
you, you have to work ten times harder to get yourself heard and get the respect
What do you
do to pay the bills while you're grinding on the music?
Grinding on my
music pays the bills, anything from shows to slangin' my CD's. I get it any
way I can get it.
What do you
want your fans to take away from your music?
They can take what
they want to take away from my music. Makin' music is my passion, its something
I have been doing for a long time. I want my fans to be in touch with me and
feel where I'm coming from.
next move in this game?
Recently, I have been workin on the "Atillary" album. I'm heading
down to Atlanta to cut some tracks for the album and holla at some labels that
are interested in me.
Where can people
hear your tracks?
you can order a CD from Ya_HustleAve@yahoo.com
Hustle Ave Entertainment - (206) 312-1975
How can Heads
get at you?
You can hit up
my manager Luke Caldwell (425) 443-4844, or e-mail him at LCaldwell1234@comcast.net