Atlee “Tha Anthem” Urquhart was raised in the small town of Imperial Beach, CA. The town’s proximity to Mexico gave rise to his fluent bilingual abilities as an artist. Growing up in a neighborhood of diverse cultures and musical tastes has allowed him to create a unique style amidst the monotony of current music. His music is a reflection of his many nuances and influences and how he seamlessly merges them together.
In 1996, Tha Anthem wrote his first original verse at the age of twelve. From there he moved on to writing full-length songs and freestyling. From 1999 to 2002 Tha Anthem attended Mar Vista High School. There he became the reigning four-time champion of the school wide rap-off. Owning this title since its inaugural year, he returned a year after he graduated to host the competition.
Tha Anthem has released four albums to date. His latest full-length project, “Ambient Space: Foreign Ports”, displays a delivery style and subject matter he has been able to cultivate and make his own. The album featured collaborations from Brisco, Chase, Devin the Dude, Gorilla Zoe, Jacquees, Jody Breeze, Juvenile, Mickey Factz and Ty.
Recently, Tha Anthem wrapped up production on his new single “Shakin’ for Payroll” featuring B.o.B. Grammy nominated producer Sonny Digital produced the song. With the next chapter of his musical career on the horizon, Atlee "Tha Anthem" Urquhart’s hope is that his this latest project is enough to finally garner national – ideally worldwide – attention and show that in a time of one-track artists with one-track sounds, versatile artists can and do still exist.