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Atmosphere – new album, single and mixtape

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Atmosphere are working damn hard to prove that the whole “white rapper” thing didn’t disappear with Eminem. Of course, there’s a few others around making some great stuff (like Aesop Rock), but perhaps none quite as prolific as the Minnesota duo.

Due out in just a couple of days is their 5th album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. Their last album was a whole 3 years ago, but since then they have also released 4 EPs and a mixtape, Strictly Leakage.

The first single off the new album, Shoulda Known, is a funk-tastic addition to their discography. At times reminiscent of Snoop D-O-Double G, Slug snarls and drawls all over the lyrics, while the music gurgles like there’s a party in 15 feet of mud.

It’s a great song from a terrific group.

I saw Atmosphere in 2006, when ?uestlove from The Roots was playing drums in their touring band, and it was probably the best live hip-hop/rap I’ve ever seen.

Check out the new single and download the Strictly Leakage mixtape here

And, just for you guys, here is a couple of classic tunes from the guys.

Trying To Find A Balance

Written by soundaffects

April 18th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

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  1. slug isnt white stoopid


    December 18th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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