The basement is where it all started. In 1996, a young Reggie Pinkney began receiving piano lessons from his father. At 15, Reggie Jr. began writing poems and lyrics to pass the time and ease life’s frustrations. Eventually his lyrics of passion transformed into song writing and production. In 2006, Atilli and his production associate, Phil “BP” Bland, assembled together a group of rap artists they named, The Black Diamond Mafia.
Deeply influenced by genres like Dub Step, Rock and Hip Hop, Atilli has developed a diverse sound that’s somewhat unique to the Midwest. In October 2015, solo producer and artist Atilli signed with Phoenix Under Fire - an Omaha based Management & Productions Company. This shift in his career inspired the upcoming album A Tale of Controversy, and the release of his second Instrumental EP entitled Waves. With his unorthodox patterns, smooth melodies, and bold bass slides, Atilli sets the foundation for the debut of all upcoming projects and productions.
“…I always try and push the technical boundaries of my imagination. If given a sound I can create anything.” - Atilli