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Atmosphere 'Southsiders' Album Review
13-05-2014 | 0 comments
About 10 years ago, already well into a flourishing career, Sean Michael Daley decided to start moving the furniture around inside of his music. The bluster and self-evisceration of the early records ... read more »
Atmosphere - The Family Sign review
24-04-2011 | 0 comments
There's not nearly as much humor here as with Atmosphere's previous two releases. That doesn't make it any less of a quality addition to the group's catalogue. Upon announcing their latest album, The... read more »
New Atmosphere Album Gives You Lemons
22-04-2008 | 0 comments
Listening to Atmosphere's recent free "party" LP Strictly Leakage (available here), you can tell that it was only a taste of things to come. And indeed, on April 22, Rhymesayers Entertainment will issue... read more »
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5.0
"brilliant"
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Atmosphere

Atmosphere songsMost popular Atmosphere songs (see all 299 songs)
1Shoes lyrics-
2Hungry Fuck (Original) lyrics-
3Sunflower Dance lyrics-
4Don't Ever Fucking Question That lyrics-
5Little Man lyrics-
6The Number One lyrics-
7Cashier In A Convience Store (Slug) lyrics-
8We Ain't Gonna Die Today lyrics-
9To The Break Of Sean lyrics-
10I Don't Need No Fancy Shit lyrics-

Atmosphere albumsMost popular Atmosphere albums (see all 15 albums)
1Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's [2000]2,039
2God Loves Ugly [2002]3,292
3Southsiders [2014]5,128
4Sad Clown Bad Winter #11 [2007]8,401
5When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Go [2008]8,742
6The Family Sign [2011]9,569
7Atmosphere [2010]-
8To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy [2010]-
9Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 [2007]-
10Headshots: Se7en [2005]-


Biography
Atmosphere are a hip-hop group from Minneapolis centering around rapper Slug (aka Sean Daley). The son of a black father and a white mother who divorced when he was a teenager, Slug became entranced with hip-hop, graffiti, and breakdancing, and formed the Rhymesayers collective with two high-school friends -- Siddiq Ali (Stress) and Derek Turner (Spawn).

After some early gigs as Urban Atmosphere, where Slug DJed behind Spawn's rhyming, the pair hooked up with producer Ant (Anthony Davis), as well as likeminded locals such as MC Musab, Mr. Gene Poole, and the Abstract Pack, forming an underground hip-hop clique dedicated to freestyling, clever and complex lyrics, and anti-gangsta positivity. In 1998, Atmosphere released their debut album, Overcast!, which quickly became regarded as an underground hip-hop classic thanks to Slug's deeply personal, poetic musings, as well as Ant's bare-bones -- but inventive -- production.

The next Atmosphere album was titled Sad Clown Bad Dub II, a 2000 set originally sold while the group was on tour. (Now out of print, it's a highly sought-after collector's item.) A year later, the group released Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's, a collection of three EPs built around the theme of Slug's complicated relationship with his ex-girlfriend, the lost love of his life. The group has toured consistently, both at home and overseas; while Ant usually doesn't accompany the group on the road, Mr. Dibbs of the group 1200 Hobos often joins in behind the turntables and Slug is usually assisted on the mike by young rappers like the teenaged Eyedea.

In June 2002, the group -- down to the duo of Slug and Ant -- unleashed God Loves Ugly, an 18-track effort that returned to previous themes ("F*@k You Lucy"), but also contained the group's most pop-friendly single to date, "Modern Man's Hustle." By this time indie rap superstars, Atmosphere returned with their fourth album, Seven's Travels, in 2003, followed two years later by You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having. The group continued to put music out during the next couple of years, including the free download Strictly Leakage in late 2007, a near-party album that they followed up with When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold in April 2008, a record that featured plenty of live instrumentation and guest background vocal spots from Tom Waits and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe.

The "double EP" To All My Friends: Blood Makes the Blade Holy followed in 2010 and the album The Family Sign was released in spring 2011.
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113 Comments
09-04-2013 05:04 shaqreia
shaqreia
 
839 posts
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@ Sunshine

Ain't no way to explain or say
How painful the hangover was today
In front of the toilet, hands and knees
Trying to breathe in between the dry heaves
My baby made me some coffee
Afraid that if I drink some it's probably coming right back out me

this verse when i herd it i was hooked i love this song.
30-09-2007 15:57 stupidbraud1
 
10 posts
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@ Lift Her Pull Her

30-09-2007 15:56 stupidbraud1
 
10 posts
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@ Modern Mans Hustle

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29-04-2007 04:50 BenelGermosen
 
12 posts
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@ Say Hey There

The review is based on how emotional I am right now. I just got into it with my girlfriend over some dumb crap and I seriously believe it's her fault. This song makes a lot of sense to me at this point in time.
25-02-2007 00:45 CItAintEazy
 
80 posts
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@ God's Bathroom Floor

Little late on the analyzing but I think this song sums up a bad trip spent in the bathroom. If you've ever been on drugs and managed to take a little too much and end up in the bathroom, then this song makes sense. Actually, the reason I love this song so much is it is the perfect recap. Sitting in the bathroom infront of the toilet, sweating and having your senses go crazy, inbetween hurls you think of stuff like fuck drugs, god help me change, etc.. in a pathetic attempt to move your thoughts elsewhere, you stare at the bathroom floor/tiles and a last fleeting thought or idea before it all clears is to think of someone close. At least thats what I think. =/
16-11-2006 06:34 CItAintEazy
 
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@ Suicidegirls

I like this song a lot. It's much different than most of the stuff Atmosphere does. I love bumpin it when im in a real lively mood or pissed off =)
11-11-2006 20:06 CItAintEazy
 
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@ Fuck You Lucy

Always loved the song but now it seems more appropriate. Lets start a list shall we?

Fuck you Heather
01-10-2006 03:59 clynn83
 
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@ Always Coming Back Home To You

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I have the extended version of this song and absolutely love it. I'm from Minnesota..born and raised. In the extended version he mentioned Duluth, which is where I live and I thought that was pretty cool. Slug is an awesome lyricist. (sp??) Awesome song!
04-09-2006 08:18 CItAintEazy
 
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@ Clay

Just a few words to say.. good song.. metaphors are pretty interesting here..
26-08-2006 19:31 CItAintEazy
 
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@ Always Coming Back Home To You

I used to really be into this song.. but I like the 2nd part of it better. The first part is a really well done ballad but its a little to gloomy for me.. I have tried to create my own version of the second part many times and I would have to say Atmosphere just does it too good.

Makes you kind of interested in Minnesota, you know..? Atleast a little?