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    Genre:Alternative, Hip-Hop, Rap
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

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

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Best of Headshots Vol. 1-6 [2005]
    2Overcast! [1998]
    3Seven's Travels [2003]
    Crystal Emotion [1991]
    5Headshots: Se7en [2005]
    6Sad Clown Bad Winter #11 [2007]
    Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's [2000]
    8God Loves Ugly [2002]
    9You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having [2005]
    10Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 [2007]


    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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