Jaxon Rigdon, AKA Attikos, Goes from ROTC to Rap to Killing Mockingbirds
Orlando resident Jaxon Rigdon grew up with dreams of becoming a Navy Seal but life pushed him in a different direction. Now he boldly announces his arrival on the hip-hop scene with the release of the booming new music video “Mockingbird,” which takes aim at being more than just another party song. The artist states, "I strive to balance easy-listening tunes with music that delivers a powerful punch with lyrical substance."
Attikos considers himself a lyricist, an MC. His art emerged from a variety of early influences ranging from MF DOOM, Rakim, and Big Pun for starters. Both the song title and the artist's name, itself a homophone, summon memories of the classic literary masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird.” While the book challenges one’s thoughts by introducing interesting characters, metaphors, and topics of social importance, so too this novel song places various themes in the forefront in a way that only rhythm and music truly can. Rather than promote a specific message, the lyrics are left to interpretation, pushing the envelope with bars that boast the artist’s claim to become the best at what he does as he shows listeners how to “Kill the Mockingbird."