RSE: “In 1995, some of the most talented artists in the Twin Cities Hip Hop scene merged to form the Headshots Crew; The Abstract Pack, Phull Surkle, Black Hohl, Urban Atmosphere, and Beyond. Here’s a look into how the crew came to be. When we return for the next episode, we’ll explore the history of [cont.]
RSE: “By 1995, Slug and D Spawn had been rocking together for a few years. However, ’95 was seeing rapid growth in the popularity of an infamous collective known as Headshots, of which Atmosphere had become a part. The Headshots crew planned to release a compilation titled “Eighteen Shots On A Bus In The Middle [cont.]
Slug and co: “Our good friend Blueprint shot a video for us for one of the songs on our new album. We Ain’t Gonna Die Today. Starring Bobby Silver & DJ Rare Groove. Pass it on.” From the album, Southsiders.
From Sway’s Universe: In the first clip, Brother Ali and Prof stopped by Sway in the Morning’s station at the 2014 Soundset Festival. First, Sway decided to cross check the rappers’ knowledge of their home town of Minnesota. Then Ali spoke about cultural appropriation and accepting that as a white person that he is a [cont.]
Southsiders is Atmosphere’s follow-up to their lush, highly musical 2011 album, The Family Sign. The veteran Minneapolis hip-hop group’s last album was a culmination of their evolving sound. Their newest offering, though, is a bit more rugged, with traditional hip hop beats and distorted samples from producer Ant taking the place of live guitar and [cont.]
Rapper and Soundset Festival insider, Atmosphere’s Slug stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote his new album Southsiders. The Minneapolis rapper performed a couple of his songs “Camera Thief” and “Kanye West.” He went on to explain his involvement with the Soundset Music Festival, which Sway in the Morning will be present at, why [cont.]
From the album, Southsiders, in stores now. Director: Andrew Melby.
Atmosphere’s new album, Southsiders, will be released May 6th, via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Today, Pandora premieres a full-length album stream of the record, which you can hear here. Also, check out the video for their single, “Kanye West”, below.
This track comes from Atmosphere’s Record Store Day release, the The Lake Nokmonis EP. No word if this is connected to Atmosphere’s mythical Alchemist produced album, Lake Minnetonka.
From the forthcoming album, Southsiders, due May 6th.
Atmosphere tells us: “Along with some of my southsider friends, we made a remix for the title track from our forthcoming album “southsiders”. The original version of this song will be on the southsiders album which will be available May 6th.”
“If The Last Great, the debut album from MaLLy, was meant to be a chest-thumping, boastful, and triumphant effort that finally broke MaLLy to the masses, The Colors of Black is the direct result of what would have been the end result if The Last Great never came into existence. Throughout the duration of The [cont.]
Atmosphere tells us: “due to how long and brutal this winter has been, we decided to get together with a bunch of friends and play in the snow. here is the footage. the temperature this day was below 0. we hope you watch this when you are warm and cozy somewhere on a beach.” Directed [cont.]
Bitter is the first single from Atmosphere’s eighth studio album, Southsiders, available for pre-order on iTunes now. Check out the tracklist and cover art for the 5.16.14 release below, as well. 1. Camera Thief 2. Arthur’s Song 3. The World Might Not Live Through the Night 4. Star Shaped Heart 5. I Love You Like [cont.]
In celebration of the Welcome to Minnesota Tour starting today in Mankato, MN, Atmosphere has released a new video for the song, “Bob Seger”, directed by Andrew Melby. “… about how the legend of Paul Bunyan began. Babe wasn’t really a blue ox, it was a blue axe. but the northern accent made it sound [cont.]
Atmosphere delivers a long-overdue video for the hidden track on Seven’s Travels, in honor of the 10th anniversary re-release. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, Rhymesayers will reissue Seven’s Travels for the first time ever as a 180 gram triple vinyl gatefold package. The original album will be recorded on two pieces of vinyl spanning [cont.]
New free music from Atmosphere and family. Beginning February 12, Rhymesayers and Atmosphere bring you the Fourth Annual “Welcome To Minnesota Tour,” with performances from: Atmosphere, Toki Wright X Big Cats, No Bird Sing, deM atlaS and Jimmy2times. WELCOME TO MINNESOTA TOUR 2014: 2.12 – Mankato – Verizon Wireless Center 2.13 – Duluth – Clyde [cont.]
DJ Risky Bizness tells us: This was a freestyle that Slug (Atmosphere) spit for a mix tape i did called The Syllabus in like 99/00 ..I remember running into Slug at Red Dog (Old Chicago Club) Twilight Tone was spinning and i was hanging with MC J.U.I.C.E. that night. We had just went to see [cont.]
DJ Pizzo of HipHopSite.Com (that’s me) speaks with Slug of Atmosphere, before his performance at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. They talk about Atmosphere’s new single “Bob Segar”, the possibility of a new album, the Step Brothers project, Rhymesayers longevity, working with Diamond D, his Felt projects with Murs, and a [cont.]
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