Attila - You Neva Know Me (2015)
Attila, one of the most important artists in italian dancehall, is back. After a good number of EPs, finally the singer from Salento (one of Europe's most important reggae capitals) has released his debut album called “You Neva Know Me”, 16 tracks that truly showcases his many talents and how versatile his voice is. All 16 tracks were produced by longtime partner Mighty Cez but that doesn't mean that it sounds all the same: dancehall, roots reggae and hip-hop are all thrown in the mix and the result is a cutting edge urban music record.
The first single to be released, back in 2014, was “Soundkiller” and it went so well that it was the signal that it was time for a full album.
“My Story” is the street single released the same day as the record, a journey into Attila's past through all the situations and people that have inspired him, sung in a Raggamuffin style. The record's biggest number is probably “Duh Road” a big tune with a big chorus all about the joys of bringing your music to the people on tour around the world.
Two other big songs on the cord are “Yuh Body Good”, that takes it's sound from dark trap hip-hop, and “Future” a political track with a stripped down arrangement. So many styles, so many ideas, so many tunes; but if you know Attila, that's what he is about.