1st Times a Charm
Born and raised in Southside Jamaica Queens, the lyrical and musical talent that this 21 yr possesses is far ahead of his time. At a young age, Antoine Dickens, also now known as A-tech aka A-tizzy, not only grew a love for the streets, but also for music. If you ask him what record changed his life, he will simply tell you every song that got my head bobbin. He has listened and followed all types of music throughout his entire youth. Hip hop has remained his passion. His father always told him that hip hop is not just hip hop. It's a form of art. Words like that stick with you. He started rhyming in high school. He gained quite a reputation from free styling. He had this catchy trademark phrase 'CHEAH!' ?I'm a crowd pleaser. I like to cater to all the different people in the crowd.? He has produced club shaking party banging music like 'Freaks'. He can even do smooth flowing songs for the ladies such as 'Hello'. Of course he has his street songs, too. A-tech invites anyone to stop and listen to 'Here we go'. His style is very versatile. He is vice president/producer of Strongside Records. Thanks to Darryl Granum, manager and CEO of Strongside Records and D.Nowelyn Management, LLC, he has the opportunity to continue his work as a hip hop artist. He can create the lyrics and produce the beats. Tech plans on taking the music industry by storm. This headstrong lyricist is more than just the next best thing. A-tech has been part of several projects such as Cheah University Vol. 1, The Annihilation Mixtape, Hosted by Bedtyme357 and Kalcutta presents The Blue Flame Vol.1. Listen for his current work on Strongside Records CD 'The Shackles is Off'.