Explain who you are for those who don’t know
I am ATR, a hip-hop, r&b, pop act and a songwriter
Where are you from?
I reside in St. Paul, MN but I am originally from L.A
Whats it like growing up where your from?
I grew up in a gang infested neighborhood in Los Angeles, which was portrayed in the movie “Training Day” and is known as the “Jungle”
How did you get into music?
It’s in my genetics. My dad and uncles (Brotherly Love) charted #16 on the Billboard Charts with “Mommas Little Baby Love Lovin”
What is it that you do?
I “PEN” and record catchy records
What are your goals?
To Billboard chart higher than my dad and uncles, inspire people, while leaving a legacy
What are you currently working on?
My brother (9Gotti), Lennon John, Huncho and Reala and myself (ATR) have been working on my second album “Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded).
How do you feel about the current state of HipHop?
I think the state of hip-hop is great! Music is selling again and people are having fun again. Music has evolved and you must “evolve” to stay relevant.
Anything you would like to say?
This last year and a half has been really hard for me. I am going through a child custody case for my son. My son and I went from seeing each other every weekend for 10 years, to not seeing each other for a year and a half over a song (Rip Fire) and I have “joint legal custody”. Yeshua and my music are the reason I am still standing.