"As concerns remain about the Obama Presidential Center potentially displacing South Siders, an Englewood artist is making sure the neighborhood remains intact even if it’s just through the documentation of memories." -  Angel Idowu (WTTW News)

My first solo show paid tribute to growing up on the Southside. I partnered with Connect Gallery to present "Mookie on the Southside"

It opened Sept. 10th - Oct. 22nd, and was an amazing experience of old and new friends, collectors, patrons and Artist. New works created between 2019 - 2021 documenting growing up on the Southside Chicago. Where did people go? What did we wear? What did we watch? How did we feel?  What moments do we share in common? All this and more was covered in Mookie on The Southside. After such a great response I am now  buildng out the show more, and planing for the show to travel. - Pugs Atomz   

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As Pugs Atomz prepares for his LP release, he shares the animated video for his single "Test Drive" which sees him displaying his sensitive side. He makes use of the soulful guitar-laden production provided by musician/producer Tusk 57 to share a heartfelt story of a first date that slowly develops into a lifelong affair. He carries listeners along with his vivid lyrics that showcase the dreaded first date anxiety and eventual calm that comes after realizing that the connection was strong after all. Atomz also recruits the help of vocalist Awdazcate whose melodic runs enhance the heartfelt verses and adds a rich warm vibe to the song. The animated video follows Atomz as he proceeds to meet his date and from there both of their lives change forever. The animation style has a psychedelic retro summer aesthetic and makes use of abstract motifs from coordinated colors, dreamy sequences, and more. I must admit, it's the simplicity that really makes it stand out for me. "Test Drive" is the title track from Chicago’s Pugs Atomz forthcoming album. The project is produced in its entirety by LA-based multi-instrumentalist producer Tusk57 and includes features from rappers like Killah Priest, Rockie Fresh, and Chris Crack. - Earmilk.com  Purchase "Test Drive" on Bandcamp here.

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