Hailing from Virginia, Atari Blitzkrieg has been recording and producing since 1995 but due to real life situations didn’t release his first single until 2007. The Rokkonorrottenhell single featured hip-hop icon Royce Da 5’9, Groovie Mann from the industrial band My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and producer Krohme.
Since then, he has released an insane amount of material, numerous guest appearances, produced a few songs for other artists including Ryu of Styles of Beyond and Little Indian and has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop; The Game, Rapper Pooh, Sadat X, Daedalus, Flying Lotus, Louis Logic, Vast Aire, Roc C, Homeboy Sandman, LMNO, Breez Evahflowin, Lord Jamar, Craig G, Motion Man, Wildchild, Mr. Len, Blockhead, Moka Only, 4th Disciple & Bronze Nazareth to name a few. He continues to evolve his sound and blur genres while keeping his core principles; technology, violence, corruption, post-apocalyptic dystopia’s and pimpin’ intact.
In addition to his work as an independent rapper, Atari is also the founder of the bands, Blood Moon Uprising and Vinyl Pimp Cobras.
He has been featured in magazines and websites across the world, was selected as an URB Next 1000 and has won various awards for his work as Atari and with his band, Blood Moon Uprising.
Jason Kordich – URB Magazine
From Virginia, Atari Blitzkrieg( Gangster Name: Orange Julius) has been writing/producing music since 1995. Wanting to avoid the industry limelight, Atari just wants to make music his own way. From Royce Da 5’9 to Wildchild and LMNO, Craig G, Rapper Pooh, Motion Man, and Rakka Iriscience Atari has held his own with some of the best independent MCs in the game. This nonconformist futurist unleashes over a psychedelic backdrop imagery that will have you echoing the title of the song (WTF) as you sit in disbelief over the insightful and often humorous way he mends his words together. With his name being comprised of one of the originators in the gaming industry and form of mechanized warfare, it is clear that this is an MC seeking to bring originality to the game by unleashing an attack on everything that it has become.
Russell Eldridge – Target Magazine
Atari Blitzkrieg is a one man army. Through recording all the instrumentation for his album and rapping over it, he changes the stereotype that rap “isn’t really music”. Atari Blitzkrieg defines the saying, “if you want it done right do it yourself”. Some tracks feature other artists which adds even more color to Atari Blitzkieg’s multicolored palate. The mixture of old recordings and the sometime constant sound of a record spinning adds an element of the past not heard by today’s youth. The album Kick, Punch, Fight, Rhyme was recently made available. If you want to hear someone pour everything they have, and then some, into a song then make your way to iamsubstance.com to experience the artistry of Atari Blitzkrieg.
Ighuaran – MusicZeitgeist.com
Atari Blitzkrieg is putting out a full-length record. Why this is amazing is that it comes after the self-release of ten, count ‘em – TEN E.P.s. That is a lot of practice and market-testing. You can feel it when you first encounter his wicked laid-back ciphers – there is something immediately centered, self-assured and right about his mixes and his flow. Counter to the frenetic sense of his namesake, Atari Blitzkrieg is not a noise-core post-electro-clash/Blade Runner tributary. Evoking something more along the lines of Jedi Mind Tricks sharing kind with Common and maybe even MC. 900 Ft. Jesus, Atari Blitzkrieg is ready too drop a fat collection of eloquence and Cheshire Cat propensity on the sleepy indie music world. Recently featured in Urb Magazine’s Next 1000 list, Kick, Punch, Fight, Rhyme will be released June, 2009.