Atticus Lane
Gig Seeker Pro

Atticus Lane

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Alternative Hip Hop




"Album Review: Atticus Lane ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me Pt.1’"

Eclectic excellence from Atticus Lane.

Based out of Greensboro N.C, Goat City Records is a label mostly correlated with various rap acts. Hidden amongst a talented group of admittedly less divergent musicians is a genre transcending gem. The 21 year old alternative artist Atticus Lane (Benjamin Radford) has been carving himself a niche spot amongst his label mates with a unique union of influences ranging from rap to hardcore.

Enter the Charlotte natives debut full length There’s Nothing Wrong With Me, Pt.1.

With 7 full tracks and 2 well placed interludes, this album’s an easy listen that smoothly weaves in shades of various genres. It’s inclusion of R&B, rap, pop punk, alternative rock and hardcore show off the talent this 21 year old is working with while also paying homage to the plethora who artists who’d have sparked his interest in making music. This all culminates in a debut record that contains more than a couple top track front runners.

The albums first track “The Things That We Believe” is probably the best example of the Pt.1‘s overall theme of depth. This track’s a freestyle in every sense of the word. The song starts with rap style spoken words overlapping the calm chords of an acoustic guitar. It weaves its way into a number of different styles before it’s crashing crescendo into the hardcore genre complete with emotional screams over the iconic riffs of an electric guitar.

The albums standout track comes in the form of “Infinity Train”. Initially debuting alongside Goat City associates on The Dharma Tape, Vol.1, this has probably been the most powerful weapon in Lane's arsenal for a while now. The full length’s fourth track is purely acoustic and feels like the most genuine offering Nothing Wrong With Me puts forward. The constant buildup and layered screams underneath this tracks solemn tone elevate it from being just another acoustic song and transform it into something powerful.
In contrast, “Coca Cola” is an early contender for the albums most underrated offering. Atticus ditches the acoustic guitar in favor of rapping over an effortlessly cool beat with an experimental indie vibe complete with an electric outro. “I love life but I’m feeling too damn old for this shit”, look no further for an over it all break from the more emotional tone of the album as a whole.

Overall this is a strong debut that really shows off the broad range of talent the Goat City representative possesses. The future looks bright for the 21 year old artist and we’ll be waiting patiently for the sophomore CD to drop.

Until then be sure to get in on the ground floor and give There’s Nothing Wrong With Me Pt.1 a listen below. - College Media Network


BLACK [Mixtape] (Currently Unavailable Online) (2013)
BLACK II [Mixtape] (2014)
BLACK III [Mixtape] (2015)

Nothing Good Ever Happens [EP] (Currently Unavailable Online) (2016)
Nothing Good Ever Happens [Remaster] [EP] (2017)

Dharma Tape (Vol. 1) (w/Goat City) (2018)

There Is Nothing Wrong With Me, Part I (2019)

Hey! - Single (2019)

What's My Age Again? - Single (2019)

Dharma Tape (Vol. 2) (w/Goat City) (2019)



Combining the very best intentions of the underground rap scene with the unabashed honesty and self certainty of punk culture, Atticus Lane seeks to bridge the gap between the two genres, showing that they're much more alike than they initially seem. Stemming inspiration from bands like Blink-182, the Descendants, and combining them with the soul and spirit of hip hop acts like Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, and dEM aTLAS, he makes a sound that is truly unlike no other, all inside of his bedroom.

Writing poetry and stories at an early age led to the discovery of many hip hop acts who sought to communicate the human experience. Appreciating these early on, Atticus released 3 mixtapes in his high school years of escalating appreciation. Each one shedding more ridicule and mockery from peers, in favor of appreciation of his craft and desire.

Nowadays, he beats his hours away on an electric guitar trying to discover more ways to redefine what a "singer-songwriter" can mean. Performing for a year in the Greensboro hip hop scene, and after the release of his self produced album, There Is Nothing Wrong With Me, Part 1, in 2019, he's started to formulate a buzz within the hip hop and punk communities in NC and create bridges between the two.

On the edge of his impending follow up to his 2019 album, Atticus is striving to tour, and collaborate more than ever in 2020.

Band Members