Atmosphere – new album, single and mixtape
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.