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Atmosphere (Band)

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    April 17, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get into things this week with the potent new video from Buildings, their first offering from their new forthcoming EP. We've also got new clips from MaLLy, Atmosphere, F ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Atmosphere to unveil new album Southsiders in May

    The eighth Atmosphere album of the group's illustrious career arrives later this year. Titled Southsiders, the collection featuring live instrumentation was recorded in Minneapolis and Oakland.Today, the hip-hop group dropped the album's first single, "Bitter." "This one is to recognize you / Your j ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going at Local Frames with a new video from Poliça, for two of the standout tracks on their recent record, Shulamith. We've also got brand new video ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Atmosphere release Welcome to MN song, "Color in the Snow"

    Mental Picture of the Year props to Toki Wright for his line in the new Rhymesayers collaboration, "Color in the Snow." The rapper announces his Twin Cities prominence in the following amusing fashion, "Now it's me and Garrison Keillor on the four-wheeler sippin' tequila." And once we heard that t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Atmosphere's 2014 Welcome to MN Tour dates announced

    The fringes of the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and NoDak) get their yearly dose of Rhymesayers again in February. The fourth annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, spearheaded by Atmosphere, has just announced its 2014 itinerary. Along for the ride this year are Toki Wright x Big Cats, who are set to spread t ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Atmosphere return with new track "Bob Seger"

    A new Atmosphere album is rumored to be coming the second half of 2013, and now there's some new music to stoke that conversation along. Rhymesayers isn't sure if this will be part of a new record just yet, so we'll have to wait and see. The name of a single debuted today is "Bob Seger," and it expl ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Atmosphere at Soundset, 5/26/13

    AtmosphereSoundset, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013Soundset has come a long way from its humble origins in the shadow of the Metrodome back in 2008. Skyrocketing ticket sales -- reportedly 28,000 this year -- and a subtle demographic shift over its six-year run have allowed Rhymesayers to grow a ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Blueprint: I'll be onstage at Soundset for almost 10 hours

    Rhymesayers label treasure and representative Blueprint is an articulate and prolific figure. Founder of Weightless Recordings, half of the super-duos Soul Position with RJD2 and Greenhouse Effect with Illogic, and a standout solo member of the biggest independent label in the region, the veteran em ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Soundset 2013 lineup: Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller & more

    "If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Welcome to MN with Atmosphere at First Avenue, 3/5/13

    Welcome to MN Tour 2013Atmosphere and Brother Aliwith Get Cryphy, Carnage and HaphduznFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisTuesday, March 5, 2013 Starting back in 2011, the reigning lords of MN hip-hop decided that 'burbs, exurbs and townships of our fair kingdom were getting left out. While hamlets l ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Get Cryphy turns five

    The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade

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    October 8, 2012

    Atmosphere and more at Day of Dignity, 10/7/12

    Day of DignityWith Atmosphere, Stalley, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Sims, Y.N. Rich Kids and moreMasjid An-Nur, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012Day of Dignity returned for its second year with a cross-section of the greater Twin Cities hip hop community, and a combination of both performances and communit ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Happy 40th birthday, Atmosphere's Slug: Seven of his lesser-known songs

    See Also: Atmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour datesTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listToday, hip-hop fans across the globe are wishing our homegrown indie-rap superstar Slug a happy 40th birthday. To mark this momentous occasion -- ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Atmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour dates

    See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debut

    Related:*How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival*Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit*Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing SoundsetBy Mike MaddenRealizing Bambu deliberately released his debut album, self untitled..., 10 years after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, it's ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012

    How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival

    Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year

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    May 15, 2012

    Slug: The Twin Cities' hip-hop scene is still over-saturated

    Related:Is Wiz Khalifa as "raunchy" as a Star Tribune writer says?Slug of Atmosphere: 'Prince was a shitty version of Rick James and Parliament'Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listJudging by the number of racist comments this blog weathers, some locals believe any amount of Twin Cities ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Atmosphere's Welcome to Minnesota Tour at First Avenue, 2/22/12

    Photo by Ryan Siverson​Welcome to Minnesota TourWith Atmosphere, Kill The Vultures, Big Quarters, MaLLy and BK-OneFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisWednesday, February 22, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Last night, Atmosphere brought the second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour to the p ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    Atmosphere unveil video, Current session & Rhymesayers scholarship before homecoming

    ​Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012
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    February 13, 2012

    Brother Ali boycotts Grammys, drops free EP

    ​While most of y'all were lazing around watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Brother Ali was staging a personal protest. "I'm boycotting the Grammy's. Refusing to watch until @Atmosphere gets a nomination. (or until I get TV at my house)," he tweeted. Although Bon Iver's double win signals some l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    How serious is Mayor R.T. Rybak about making Atmosphere's 'Say Shh' the official Minneapolis tune?

    Apparently, he's kind of serious? Maybe?  Well, serious enough to respond to a tweet from Minneapolitan Tyler Page, who originally threw the idea onto the table.  .bbpBox110393626781167617 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/images/themes/theme9/bg.gif) #301c07;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{ ... More >>

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    August 7, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 2 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/6/11

    PHOTO BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER​If the first day of Lollapalooza is marked by enthusiasm, the second day is marked by hitting limits.  The Day 2 crowd was more pronounced and did not wait until late in the day to show up, and police presence increased to meet the new demands.  Partiers line ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Atmosphere take a stand against domestic violence in 'The Last to Say' video

    Photo by Tony Nelson​On Atmosphere's latest album, The Family Sign, "The Last to Say" stands out as one of the most sobering and plain-spoken tracks on the album, riffing on a message warning against domestic violence with lines like "Just tear it all apart and build new / Cause if you don't kill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Soundset Series: Festival founders J-Bird, Slug, and Kevin Beacham

    Photos courtesy of Rhymesayers​The gigantic celebration of hip-hop that is the Soundset festival is already this Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this overwhelming explosion of rap, turntablism, graffiti, breakdancing, custom cars, skateboarding, and merchandise has proven itself a draw outside of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2011

    Atmosphere's Slug: We're just doing "our version of Gang Starr"

    Band ready for Soundset and new album The Family Sign

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    May 5, 2011

    Soundset Series: Rhymesayers staples Brother Ali, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, more

    Brother Ali​Back before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Atmosphere's 'The Family Sign' drops today, plus new video with cameo from Brother Ali

    Photo by Dan Monick​Well the day is finally upon us. Atmosphere's latest, The Family Sign fills the record store bins and lands itself on your turntable today.

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    February 23, 2011

    Atmosphere debut new track, 'Just for Show'

    ​On the same day as Atmosphere launches it's short tour of this here frozen tundra state, the "Welcome to Minnesota Tour" in Mankato, we get hit in the face with a new track, "Just for Show," from their upcoming lucky number 7th full-length release, The Family Sign, slated to drop April 12 worldwi ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Atmosphere set to release 'The Family Sign' on April 12

    Photo by Dan Monick​Turns out Atmosphere's new localvore single "Minnesota Nice" was just the group's way of tiding fans over until they were ready to announce the release of their next full length, as they announced today that their seventh official full length album, The Family Sign, will drop o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Atmosphere at First Avenue, 11/27/10

    Photos by Tony Nelson​AtmosphereNovember 27, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday night was Atmosphere's first of two extraordinarily sold-out shows in the Mainroom, and the buzzing crowd and comparatively intimate environment (much smaller than the group's outdoor shows at Soundset and Taste of ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010
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    September 1, 2010

    Atmosphere drop free mp3 for "Freefallin'"

    ​In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Atmosphere, P.O.S, Walkmen and more at Taste of Minnesota, 7/2/10

    Photos by Alexa Jones​There's been quite the kerfuffle about the Taste of Minnesota's decision to charge admission at the gate of this year's festival, but judging by the size of Friday night's audience for sets by the likes of Atmosphere, P.O.S, the Walkmen, and Dawes, fans were happy to fork ove ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Soundset 2010 wrap-up: Taking local hip-hop national

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​From rappers to B-boys, custom car crews to hype men, the Canterbury Park festival grounds--a grassy lowland down a hill from the acre of asphalt that hosted last year's Soundset--became a sprawling hip-hop carnival Sunday, loaded down with 17,000 fans ready for an all ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Soundset 2010: Atmosphere gives low-key finale

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​At the end of a gray and sometimes rainy day at Soundset, the clouds parted, the sun came out, and a rainbow shone over the main stage as Slug of Atmosphere took the stage for the final performance of the day. Much like last year, the excited crowd crammed in toward th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2009

    Unknown Prophets make heartfelt rock-rap

    New release Le System D is built around a guitar riff

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    November 18, 2009
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    October 19, 2009

    Murs, Slug & Aesop Rock get their cake on

    Slug, Murs & Aesop Rock release a new "Felt 3" video, and lower the bar in the process.

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    August 12, 2009

    Murs ? Slug = Felt 3

    It's the hip-hop equation we can't wait to solve.

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    May 26, 2009

    Soundset '09: Atmosphere video and setlist

    Slug was in top form at Sunday's hip-hop festival.

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    May 20, 2009

    Slug and Murs prepare to release Felt 3

    In a recent interview, Slug dishes on his latest projects.

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    October 29, 2008
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    May 21, 2008
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    April 30, 2008

    How Atmosphere Went Electro

    Why Lemons is like Tom Waits for Prince Fans

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    September 12, 2001

    What's the Big Eyedea?

    Eyedea has gone from writing his story in a basement to rapping the cosmos on TV

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