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Atmosphere is a Minnesotan rap group currently consisting of "Slug" (Sean Daley), producer "Ant" (Anthony Davis), and DJ Mr. Dibbs. They are widely considered to be one of the most successful underground rap groups. Slug's rhymes focus on his personal truths regarding politics, women, and other physical/emotional experiences. One of his favorite topics to tackle is his ex-girlfriend Lucy Ford. Many of his raps tell elaborate stories, often doing away with the chorus to better facilitate storytelling. Many of Atmosphere's recordings are considered to be "conscience rap." Atmosphere is also known to have one of hip hop's largest female fan base.
In 1998, Atmosphere released its 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 EPs, 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 mic 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." In 2003, Atmosphere returned with his fourth album, Seven's Travels.
Atmosphere's new album, Seven's Travels was released on Epitaph Records, a major punk label. It features a much more experimental, inventive sound, especially in the beats and background music, but also in the vocal style.
Overcast EP (1996)
Sad Clown Bad Dub (2000)
Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs (2001)
God Loves Ugly (2002)
Seven's Travels (2003)